Children's Summer Reading Program 2021

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The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is inviting all Bismarck and Burleigh County youth to participate in this year's "Tails & Tales" summer reading program. For this summer, children are being offered two chances to log 15 hours of reading - both in June and in July. There will be separate incentives and prize drawings for both months. The children's program is for babies through kids going into 5th grade.  

Get registered and track your reading through the Library's Beanstack site or via the Beanstack app.  If you would like a paper log to help you keep track of your minutes, stop by the Children's Information Desk.  If you prefer, you may choose to use the paper log instead of Beanstack, but then you must register with us at the Library.  Reading must be completed and minutes entered by June 30 and/or July 31.  

Participation in the Library's reading challenges for either June or July also qualifies children to register to receive the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion award

This year's reading program is sponsored by gifts from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation and American Bank Center.  We are also receiving support from: The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library and ND Council on the Arts.

We are grateful to the Bank of North Dakota for the opportunity to participate in their College SAVE Reading Champion program.

Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff - June 9-June 11


The 2021 Summer Reading Celebration normally held at the ND Heritage Center has gone virtual once again this year. Programming runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day, Wednesday, June 9 to Friday, June 11.

To view events, visit the ND State Library Facebook page.