Read, Renew, Repeat!

Read, Renew, Repeat 2024 Summer Program to be held at the Ida Grove Library

The Ida Grove Library is thrilled to announce our upcoming six-week summer reading program, which will run from June 6 to July 11, 2024. Our theme this year is “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Our mission? Keep children reading during the summer, ensuring they start the new school year strong.

Registration for the summer program starts on Monday, May 6th, and runs through June 15th. As part of our reading program, we’re excited to welcome special presenters to entertain and educate our summer readers. Special programs will be held at 10:30 am on Thursdays in the Library’s Heritage Room.

Thursday Programs held at the library:

June 6 @ 10:30 am – Jedi Adventures with Toby Kid and the Funny Farm

June 13 @ 10:30 am – Adam White Magic, sponsored by Shelby County State Bank

June 20 @ 10:30 am – Darrin Crow, Storyteller Extraordinaire

June 27 @ 10:30 am – Circus Pop! The Big Bubble Show

July 11 @ 10:30 am – Summer Reading Pool Party @ the outdoor pool

We are also excited to announce a special 5-week summer movie series, “Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat.” We’ll explore topics related to conserving and protecting our natural resources. Animated films will dominate the line-up, ensuring that all age groups can enjoy the cinematic experience together. Movies will be held on Tuesdays at 6pm, admission is free of charge and concessions will be available to purchase.

Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat: 

June 11 @ 6 pm – Over The Hedge

June 18 @ 6 pm – The Lorax

June 25 @ 6 pm – Happy Feet

July 2 @ 6 pm – Yogi Bear

July 9 @ 6 pm – Fly Away Home

The summer reading program is free to all children through age 12 and is supported through generous donations to the library from local individuals, businesses, and organizations.

While the summer reading program is geared towards children up to age 12, we invite everyone in the community to join us for “Movies @ The King: Read, Renew, Repeat.” Let’s celebrate the joy of reading, the magic of cinema, and the beauty of our environment!

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