Summer Reading Programs

CSE encourages all its students to read every day during the summer! Not only is reading a fun way to pass the long summer days, but it also keeps your brain sharp and prepared for the next school year. We recommend the following summer reading programs to all of our families:

St. Paul Public Library - Summer Spark

June 1 - August 31, 2019. For ages 0-18.

SPPL's Summer Spark program encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long. Join in the fun by attending free programs at your library and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges! Kids and teens can earn book prizes, journals, and a chance to spin the prize wheel in August. Also, be sure to take advantage of the free "Spark Camps" happening at all SPPL locations. Spark Camps include Minecraft camps, STEM camps, Art camps, and much more. To learn more about the Summer Spark program visit:

Ramsey County Library - Summer Break at the Library

June 1 - August 17, 2019. For ages 0-18.

Ramsey County Library’s 2019 summer learning program is designed to inspire and encourage children of all ages to read, explore, create and discover throughout the summer.

Kids: 6 and younger

New this year, children ages 6 and younger can participate in both the Summer Break at the library and our year-round program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Kids: Ages 11 and younger

Track the number of books read, time spent reading, activities completed, or a combination of all three. This summer, use your Beanstack account or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your phone and choose the “Summer Break” program to participate. Activity logs are also available in your library. For more details, check with your local children’s librarian!


Children ages 11 and younger who participate in the summer learning program will get a free ticket to Battlecreek Waterworks by signing up online or picking up an activity log. Upon completion of the program, participants will earn a free book and chances to win family packs of tickets to local events and destinations.*

Teens: Grades 6 - 12

Get reading this summer with Ramsey County Library's 2019 summer learning program, designed to encourage teens to read, explore, adventure and discover.

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.

To learn more visit:

Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge

May 6 - Sept 6. For ages 6-17.

The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free program designed to be both educational and fun to help prevent the effects of the summer slide—the learning losses that can occur during the summer months.

Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

To learn more about the challenge and sign up visit:

Barnes & Noble #BookYourSummer Program

June - August 2019. For ages 0-17.

Book Your Summer!

For Grades 1-6

  • Download a reading journal or pick it up in store.
  • Pick 8 books from the summer list to read at your own pace.
  • Complete the reading journal by listing the 8 books you read and describing your favorite part of each book.
  • In August bring in your completed journal to your local Barnes & Noble store to redeem your free book!

For Teens

Join the Barnes & Noble YA Book Club, which meets every second Thursday of the month at BN locations to discuss a new book each month.

June Book: Again, But Better by Christine Riccio

July Book: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

August Book: Wilder Girls by Rory Power