Children's Summer Reading Program 2019

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A Universe of Stories...at the Bismarck Public Library.  The 2019 Children's Summer Reading Program runs from Friday, May 31 until Thursday, July 25.   The end-of-summer reading Ice Cream Social will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 29.

This year's reading program is sponsored by gifts from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation and American Bank Center.  We are grateful for all of our sponsors and supporters who have offered reading prizes and other support for programming throughout the summer: The Bismarck Library Foundation, Inc., The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library, and ND Council on the Arts.

Summer Reading Celebration - Friday, May 31


The 2019 Summer Reading Celebration at the ND Heritage Center is a free event open to the public of all ages.  This annual community tradition provides fun activities for children, a low-cost meal, and the opportunity to register for the summer reading program at your local library.  Bismarck and Morton Mandan public libraries, as well as the Burleigh County Bookmobile and Morton Mandan Bookmobile, will be in attendance.  The event is spread throughout the ND Heritage Center and ND State Library grounds.  It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31.  Highlights this year include:

Scheduled Events
10:00 = Summer Reading Welcome
10:30 = Children's Entertainer Leonardo
11:45 = Dakota Star Gymnastics
1:00 = Children's Entertainer Leonardo
2:00 = Northern Plains Dance

All Day Activities
Sign-Up for Summer Reading, Burleigh County Bookmobile, Morton Mandan Bookmobile, Read to Therapy Dogs,
Face Painting, Storybook Characters, LEGO(R) Creations (while supplies last), Discovery Dome, Temporary Tattoos,
Photo Booth, Hands-On Crafts, Spray a Fire Hose, Hubble Telescope Videos, Obstacle Course, AND MUCH MORE!
There will be a Replica Space Suit on Display!


This event is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The event is FREE and open to the public.