Saint Paul Public Library will be closed on Thursday, May 1.

Summer Reading Program


Track Your Reading Time and Earn Prizes

The Summer Reading Program runs June 1-August 30, and anyone ages 0-18 can participate.

When kids keep track of the time they spend reading, alone or with an adult or older sibling, they can earn book prizes of their choice.

To participate, stop by your neighborhood library and pick up a reading record. When you reach certain reading goals, you'll receive book prizes and be entered into drawings for great prizes like museum memberships, Red Balloon gift cards, water park passes, Twins tickets, and State Fair tickets.

Events and Programs at Your Library

Visit the library for fun Summer Reading Program events.

Visit the Rondo Library for summer youth literacy programming.

Don't forget about storytimes!

Just for Teens

We have a summer reading program just for you!

Earn badges by reading, responding to, and engaging with books on different topics. Collect badges for a chance to win prizes like your own custom-designed Converse shoes! Online Summer Reading Program

Visit, your online summer reading experience.

Fill up your virtual bookshelf with your summer reads. Recommend your favorite books to other summer readers and find out what they are reading. Earn virtual badges and more.

Keep Learning!

Here's what you can do to keep reading and learning this summer.


The 2013 Summer Reading Program is made possible through the efforts of The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library and many generous sponsors. Thank you!