Summer Spark

June 1 - August 31, 2017. For ages 0-18.

Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long. Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! 

Learn about events, activities, and resources tailored to specific age groups and for educators.


Learn for Prize

Kids can earn book prizes and be entered into drawings for prizes by reading (alone or with someone else) and/or completing fun activities.

Visit your library to find out more and pick up reading and activity logs (or you can print your own).

Prizes include family memberships to the Minnesota Science Museum or the Minnesota Children's Museum.

Sign up for the Summer Spark Newsletter (bi-weekly)

Summer Spark Survey

If you participated in Summer Spark, or are the parent or caregiver of a participant in Summer Spark, let us know what you think!

Summer Spark is supported by:

  • The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library
  • Pioneer Press
  • Ecolab Foundation
  • Carl Benson Endowment
  • Lillian Wright and C. Emil Berglund Foundation
  • Elizabeth Biorn Endowment
  • Ethel Ridgway Endowments
  • Kowalski’s Markets
  • Staples Foundation
  • Red Balloon Bookshop
  • Dollar General Literacy Foundation