Ramsey County Library will be closed on Sunday, April 21.

Summer Reading Program

R.E.A.D: My Summer Library Experience
June 9 - August 12, 2018
Participate online: rclreads.beanstack.org

Ramsey County Library’s 2018 summer reading program is designed to inspire and encourage children of all ages to Read, Explore, Adventure and Discover throughout the summer.

Kids: Ages 4 and Under
Pick up a reading record at any Ramsey County Library or track your reading online and participate in the 1000 Book Challenge. Read familiar titles, new titles, non-fiction titles or even the same title more than once. After reading 100 books, bring your record in for a prize. Ask for additional reading records and continue your journey reading 1,000 books before kindergarten.

Why 1000 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 or register for the online program and read, explore and create with activities listed! After eight activities and one Read, Write, Draw form are completed, bring your booklet to any Ramsey County Library and receive a prize.

Teens: Ages 12 - 19
All summer long, we’ll be holding weekly drawings for prizes like gift cards and Minnesota State Fair tickets. Enter by submitting book reviews online with a super easy form or by coming to teen events at the library.

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, Melsa Summer at your library, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota State Fair, Ramsey County Parks & Recreation, Battle Creek Waterworks, Crayola Experience, SeaLife at the Mall of America.


Make It Festival
Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
RCL - Roseville
Appropriate for all ages.

Kick off summer with the Library’s annual summer festival! Stop by the library in Roseville for a day of hands-on activities — we’ll have mosaic art, watercolor art, Shrinky Dink 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.