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Rapid City Public Libraries Summer Reading Program 2013

Rapid City Public Library Summer Reading Program 2013 - Dig Into Reading!

Start Reading On June 8th!

It’s easy for kids to take part in the Summer Reading Program! Read or be read to for at least 15 minutes a day. Keep track of your reading by filling in the pictures on your reading log for 25 & 50 days. After all 25 pictures are colored, have an adult sign the Reading Log and bring it in to any RCPL location for prizes. 50 day readers will be entered into a drawing for grand prizes at the end of July! Join us for prizes and fun for reaching each goal! Pick up reading logs at either library or download one.

25 Day - July 2nd  |  50 Day - July 27th

Event Schedule
Family Adventure
Summer Story Time Schedule
Teddy Bear Story Times
Teen Summer Reading Program
Adult Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Log: Color | Black & White
Family Adventure Booklet: Color | Black & White
Teen Book Review Entry Form: Black & White

Thank you!
Thank you to the Friends of the Library and all of the businesses who contributed to the summer reading program this year! 

Arby’s, Armadillos, Chili’s, Coca-Cola, Dakota Pride, Eileen’s Colossal Cookies, Jimmy Johns, Journey Museum, Kelly’s Frozen Yogurt, Main Street Market, Mitzi’s, Papa Murphy’s, Philly Ted’s, Rapid City Swim Center, Reptile Gardens, Ron Hopp, Scheel’s, Taco Bell, Taco Johns, Texas Roadhouse, McDonald's, Great Harvest Bread Co. and Outback Steakhouse.

Saturday, JUNE 8
10:00 - 11:30 am - Downtown
  2:00 - 3:30 pm - East
 Summer Reading Kick Off Day Party 2012 at Rapid City Public Library!

Kick Off Day Party! 

Activities featured at the Downtown and East Libraires will include several craft and snack stations. Rapid City Rush mascots - Digger and Nugget will be here too!


Wednesday, JUNE 19
6:00 pm - Downtown
  7:00 pm - Downtown
Indiana Bones Costume Contest, Storytelling and the Zombie Dollz at RCPL

Zombie Costume Contest and Indiana Bones Zombie Storytelling

A summer reading event for teens! Zombie costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. with a zombie program by Indiana Bones to follow.

Saturday, JUNE 22
10:00 am - Downtown
  2:00 pm - East
Dragon Digs: A Search for Underground Treasure by Dragons are too Seldom

Puppet Show - "Dragon Digs: A Search for Underground Treasure" presented by Markie Scholz of Dragons are too Seldom Puppets

Are you ready for a new puppet adventure? We’ve got what you’re looking for! This Summer Reading Celebration will be full of fun and laughs as Markie Scholz performs “Dragon Digs: A Search for Underground Treasure.” Zed and Estelle are looking for a cozy underground cave to call home (and for Zed to hide his gold).  But Millicent the Mole, Slubber the Hound Dog, Flynn the Fast Footed Ferret, just to name a few, are also looking. It seems that there is a rumor that a Totally Tempting, Terrifically Unbelievable Treasure Underground awaits anyone who will get to this perfect spot first.

Monday, JULY 15
10:00 am - Downtown
  2:00 pm - North
Miss "V" the Gypsy Cowbelle at the Rapid City Public Lilbrary!

Miss "V" The Gypsy Cowbelle

Silly Music, songs and homemade instruments will make this a great. 
Bring in your completed reading logs for prizes!

Saturday, JULY 27
10:00 a.m. - Downtown
  2:00 p.m. - East
Experience the Magic of Reading with David Lloyd at RCPL

Magic Show: The Magic of Reading

Enjoy a magic show by David Lloyd created especially for the "Dig into Reading" theme of the Summer Reading Program this year. Mr. Lloyd will amaze you with magic, puppetry, ventriloquism, story telling, and audience participation. Remember to bring in your 50 day Reading Logs for prizes!

Family Adventure Scavenger Hunt

Family Adventure Scaveger Hunt Summer Reading 2013 at Rapid City Public Library


Families will be on the hunt to discover unique features of Rapid City and the surrounding area. Pick up a Family Adventure Booklet from either library or download one, then round up the family to scour the city, the library, or the internet in search of answers to 13 questions.

Return your completed Family Adventure Booklet to either library for a prize!
Completed booklets go into a drawing for larger prizes at the end of the summer.
The last day to turn in booklets is July 31, 2013.

Download a Family Adventure Booklet : Color  | Black & White



 RCPL Summer Story Times and OCO Teddy Bear Story Times in 2013


Teen & Adult Summer Reading Program

 For Teens 
Read 3 books and enter either a book review, a poem or a drawing for each book to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Participants are encouraged to submit entries through our Facebook page, but a paper form will also be available for entering. Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible. The last day to enter is July 31, 2013. Download a Paper Form Here. (RCPL Facebook page | Tumblr page)

 For Adults 
Read a book and write a short review on our Facebook page to be entered into a drawing for a basket full of wonderful prizes at the end of the summer. Need some help picking out a book? Here's a list of Groundbreaking Reads. The last day to enter is July 31, 2013. (RCPL Facebook page)