Summer Reading Program

Bookawocky: My Summer Library Experience
June 11 - August 21, 2016

Read, explore and create with Bookawocky! Ramsey County Library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program is designed to inspire and encourage children of all ages to learn throughout the summer.

Kids: Ages 4 and Under
Pick up a reading record at any Ramsey County Library. Color one image for each day you read or have books read to you. After 14 days of reading, bring your record in for a prize of your choice. Prizes include books, CDs, shaker eggs and more.*

Kids: Ages 5 - 11
Pick up your summer activity booklet and read, explore and create with activities listed inside! After eight activities are completed, bring your booklet to any Ramsey County Library and receive your prizes: a State Fair ticket, Culver’s coupon and a free book.*

Teens: Ages 12 - 19
All you have to do is read a book and tell us what you think of it.
1) Go to
2) Enter book reviews online with the super easy form.
3) Book reviews will be entered into a weekly drawing for gift cards from Target, Barnes & Noble, The Plaza Theater in Maplewood, Cafe’ine Thai Cafe and pairs of Minnesota State Fair tickets. Every review enters into our grand prize drawing to win one of seven $50 Visa cards.

*Please note: The Summer Reading Program is not competitive. Not all activities and prizes are appropriate for
children under five years old. Some coupons may have age limits. All prizes available while supplies last.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries and Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with additional contributions from Minnesota State Fair, Culver's Family Restaurants, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation, Minnesota Twins.

Summer is your chance to read what you want and is here to help!

What can I do on

  • Sign Up: Sign up with your library card number. This helps the library contact you when awarding prizes. If you don’t have a library card, you can enter 123456789 in that field.
  • Get Book Recommendations: Check out the Explore Books page to discover new books recommended by other summer readers.
  • Build a Book Stack: Track how many books you have read on the My Books page and watch your bookshelf fill up.
  • Rate and Review Books: Write reviews and rate books 1 – 5 stars to share with other site users.
  • Earn Badges: You can earn badges for everything you do on this site and for participating at your library this summer. is brought to you by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) and the eight metro public library systems: Anoka County Library, Carver County Library, Dakota County Library, Hennepin County Library, Ramsey County Library, Saint Paul Public Library, Scott County Library and Washington County Library.