Youth Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading is HERE!

This year's summer reading will be a hybrid model. We will have socially distanced, masked in-person reporting, but we are keeping the option to track your reading through Beanstack. Choose whatever works best for your family!
Volunteers will once again be taking your report in person at the library! Join us May 21 - July 23 to share what you've read.
You can download and print your own My First Reader and Summer Reading time sheets, or pick one up in Youth Services. Reporting hours will be Monday - Friday, 3pm - 7:30pm and Saturday - Sunday, 2pm - 4pm. Spin the wheel, collect your prizes, and choose more books all in one convenient stop.
For those who would liked the convenience of our app-based reporting, we are once again offering Beanstack as an option to bring reporting out of the library and into your home. Participants can log their reading minutes using the Beanstack App on a cell phone/mobile device or visit UCity's own Beanstack webpage. Check it out here.
We are excited to be able to invite our teen volunteers back to our library. These volunteers will be helping us by listening to readers report, doing computer based data entry, packaging prizes, and much more! While this year's volunteer period is over, if you or a teen you know is interested in earning volunteer hours at the library, stop by Youth Services to be added to our contact list for next year's program!

Summer Reading Programming for Families
There is more information on these and more programming on the events tab of our website!

For families and our younger patrons, we are offering a variety of in-person and online activities. Check the events tab of our website for detailed information about how you can be a part of programs like:

  • *Mad Science
  • *The Animals of the Endangered Wolf Center
  • *Youth Service’s Family Night
  • *World Bird Sanctuary’s Creatures of Myth and Legend
  • *The Black Rep Theatre presents The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria
  • *Celia’s Sing Along Dance Party
  • *Chef Bananas!
  • *Ms. W and Robert’s Read and Sing Aloud
  • Petting Zoos and Pony Rides
  • *Cinema St Louis Stop Motion film camps
*Advanced registration is required for this event. Please see our events tab or call Youth Services at 314-727-3150.

Summer Reading Programming for Teens
There is more information on these and more programming on the events tab of our website!



We also wanted to offer something special and fun for our teens! Each Thursday in June and July, they can participate in an activty catered specifically for them like:

  • *“Zines with Steenz” with local artist and graphic novelist Steenz!
  • Outdoor Gaming twice a month
  • Chalk the Walk to beautify Delmar Blvd and advertise or Summer Reading Program
  • *Jack Box Games vs The Librarians
  • Origami Make-a-thons for COVID-19 victims
  • #UCPLTrashTag Take and Make-the-world-better
  • *Cinema St Louis Advanced Stop Motion film camp
*Advanced registration is required for this event. Please see our events tab or call Youth Services at 314-727-3150.

ONLINE events require an internet connection and compatible device. IN-PERSON events will follow social distancing guidelines and require the use of a mask.

All children ages 0-17 are welcome to participate. If you are not able to access our library program through our website, please contact Youth Services at 314-727-3150.