Summer Reading Program - 2021


Summer Reading Program - 2021

Thank you for being part of our Summer Reading Program!

Please return your completed "sticker charts" to the library. If you have 50 stickers, you can choose 2 free books! Also, please complete your Dairy Queen cards & Animal Bingo cards for free ice cream & prizes.

ALSO... We also have AUGUST CHALLENGE sheets available at the library. Finish the challenges for a special prize!

NO THURSDAY STORYTIME from Aug. 12 - Sept. 2.  We will resume again on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 10:30am.  Please check back for details about location.


Get ready for a summer of animals!  Come to the library to pick up information about our events and how to earn free books & ice cream.

Summer Reading Kick-off Events

Wednesday, June 2
Meet a real goat!
Talk with owner Andi Herbst. She'll answer your questions!
10am - noon
Mitchell Public Library - Parking Lot

Wednesday, June 2
Bilingual Storytime (English/espanol)
Ada Morales & Jean Patrick
6:00pm - 6:20pm
Corn Palace Plaza
(Same time & place as Farmers Market)

Thursday, June 3
Outdoor Thursday Storytime
Hitchcock Park - Shelter between tennis courts
Come early to meet the goat. Then listen to Ms. Jean read a story.

(Outdoor Thursday Storytime will continue in June and July from 10:30-11:00am at Hitchcock Park. Preschoolers, toddlers, infants, & older siblings are welcome with parent or caregiver.)


Children's author,  Amanda Nolz Radke & calf
Wed., June 9 - 10:30am & 6:00 pm
Corn Palace Plaza.
(6:00 pm presentation is at the same time & place as Farmers Market.)

Safari Magician, Jeff Quinn of Omaha

Saturday, June 12 - 10:30am
Corn Palace Plaza

Zoo-mobile from Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls
Wed., June 16 - 10:30am & 12:30pm
Corn Palace Plaza

Bilingual Storytime - Ada Morales & Jean Patrick
Wed., June 16 - 6:00 pm
Corn Palace Plaza
(Same time & place as Farmers Market.)

Lakota Hoop Dance - Starr Chief Eagle
Tuesday, June 22 - 6:00 pm
Corn Palace Plaza
(Thank you, South Dakota Arts Council)

Police Service Dog Presentation - SD Hwy Patrol
Wed., June 30 - 10:30am & 11:30 am
Corn Palace Plaza
(Please, no pets or animals at this event.)

Meet an Alpaca - Christi Pierson
Wed., July 7 - 10:30am & 6:00 pm
Corn Palace Plaza
(6:00 pm program is the same time & place as Farmers Market.)

Learn about Prehistoric Animals
Children's Author, Dr. Alison Pierce Stevens
Wed., July 14 - 10:30am & 7:00pm  
Author of Rhinos in Nebraska (Macmillan, 2021)
Location: Virtual Details TBA

Read to Junie B (a dog!)
Wed., July 21 - Sign up for time

Junie B (a poodle) is registered with Therapy Dogs International.
Location: Mitchell Public Library