Ramsey County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 23.

Summer Reading Program

Bookawocky: My Summer Library Experience
June 10 - August 13, 2017

Read, explore and create with Bookawocky! Ramsey County Library’s 2017 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 and participate in the 100 Book Challenge. After reading 100 books, bring your record in for a prize. Why 100 books? Studies have shown that reading with your child builds listening, memory and concentration skills; assists with language development; increases vocabulary; and introduces concepts like letters, numbers, shapes and colors in a fun way.

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 prize.

Teens: Ages 12 - 19
All you have to do is read a book and tell us what you think of it. Enter book reviews online with a super easy form. Book reviews will be entered into a weekly drawing for gift cards or Minnesota State Fair tickets. Every review entered also gives you a chance to win one of our $50 Visa card grand prizes.

Please note: The Summer Reading Program is not competitive. Not all activities and prizes are appropriate for children under five years old. Prizes for kids 11 and under will be available beginning July 1. 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, Ramsey County Parks and Recreation, Minnesota Twins and Crayola Experience.


Make It Festival
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
RCL - Roseville
Appropriate for all ages.

Help kickoff summer with the library’s annual summer festival! Stop by the library in Roseville for a day of hands-on activities — we’ll have origami, seed mosaic art, cookie decorating and more for kids of all ages. Pick up your Summer Reading Program materials and get your summer of learning and reading off to a great start. This event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.