Summer Reading and Activity Program
"Color! What a deep and mysterious language,
the language of dreams."
- Paul Gauguin
Read below to learn more about our Summer Reading Program!
A library card is not required to participate!
June 14 to July 24
The Crayons are officially out of the box!
Join us for 6 weeks of reading and activity fun for everyone!
Whether you're a child, teen or adult, it's time to let your imagination soar as reading colors your world.
Each week, enjoy a different theme and participation prize. You can pick up a new log each week at the library or submit one online.
For the amount of pages you read (or qualifying activity), earn a ticket to enter a raffle for a prize of your choosing.
Winners will be announced July 29!
What are qualifying activities? Well, participate in one of our ongoing programs - such as Knitting and Crochet Night, Story Time, or Craft Night (to name a few) -or- complete the weekly activity or craft!
Each age groups and their required pages are listed below.
Children Pre-K - 5th (50 pages)
Teen 6th - 12th (200 pages)
Adult 18+ (250 pages)
Reading Logs will be available at the library and below:
Scroll through the entire page to see each week's theme, prize and activity/craft!
*Other Qualifying Activities are: Attending Knitting and Crochet Night, Story Time, Craft Night or participating in our Scavenger Hunt, Book Club or Perspectives, Participating in ANY Millstadt Community Event!
Week 1: RED is for Read
Millstadt Library bag and Summer Reading and Activity Program Welcome Kit.
Watch a movie based off a book!
Color your bag to show how reading colors your world.
Week 2: ORANGE is for Okward
Magic House admission pass for children with a paid adult sponsored by The Magic House.
Check out an orange item from the library!
Pick up a letter from the library to decorate at home. Bring it back so we can complete our quote and hang it on the wall!
Week 3: YELLOW is for Sunshine
Smiley Face magnets and pencils sponsored by Lee's Home Center.
Read it forward! Share a book/author recommendation at the library!
Color a Smile! Pick up a coloring sheet for your age group and at the end of the week, we'll give those smiles to the residents at the Millstadt Garden Place.
Week 4: GREEN is for Outdoors
Discount passes for XTREME Paintball Park sponsored by XTREME Paintball Park.
Take a picture of your favorite outdoor activity or reading a book!
Create your own kite to enjoy time outside.
Week 5: BLUE is for Ocean
Free cookie coupon from Casey's General Store sponsored by Casey's General Store.
Do a water themed activity! Go swimming, read a book about water, create a picture of a boat - the options are endless!
Mini-Message in a Bottle!
Week 6: PURPLE is for Space
Free General Admission to The National Museum of Transportation sponsored by The National Museum of Transportation.
Get a constellation map from the library and go outside at night to check out the stars!
Daytime constellation craft!
And a HUGE Thank You to everyone who has sponsored our Summer Reading and Activity Program!
Weekly Participation Prizes
CASEY'S GENERAL STORE
LEE'S HOME CENTER
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION
THE MAGIC HOUSE
XTREME PAINTBALL PARK
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...
MILLPOND BREWING AND INCUBATOR
ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER
AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WATERLOO
HOFFEN FUNERAL HOME
LEESMAN FUNERAL HOME
MILLSTADT SENIOR TALK