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Summer Reading Program Information
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The Pella Public Library will once again be offering a Summer Reading Program for kids of all ages!  Logs will be available on Monday, May 21.

School Age Program
Children who have just finished grades K-5.

New this year is a new format!  Participants will try to read 15 minutes a day for 20 days to receive a prize.

Weekly programs will be offered for grades K-5 on Wed. at 11:15 a.m.  Programs will be offered on June 13, 20 & 27 and July 11 & 18. 

Book to Movie Club will meet on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m.  Book to Movie Club is suggested for kids in grades 2 and up.  The group will read the book for two weeks and watch the movie based on the book the third week.  The first book will be Wonder by R.J. Palacio and second will be Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.
Sign up for the Book to Movie Club will start on Monday, May 21.

Early Literacy Program 
This program is for children 0-2 years.  Parents can pick up a reading log for their child and complete the early literacy activities with their young child.  

Read to Me Program
This program is for children 3yr–Not in K.  Participants will try to read 10 minutes each day for 20 days in the month of June and July.  After reading 20 days, participants may come to the library to receive their prize.  Prizes will be handed out for June on  the 20th and in July on the 20th. Parents will be reading to their kids in this program.

Theater Thursdays
Children and parents are welcome to bring a sack lunch to the library and stay for a movie!  Lunch will start at 12:00 p.m. and movies will start at 12:30 p.m.  Theater Thursdays will be held on June 7, 14, & 21 and July 5, 12, & 19
Special Programs
Everyone is invited to attend the special programs.  No sign up is needed.

Magician Rick Eugene will amaze us on Monday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. in the JKF Auditorium.

Stan the Pan Man will present a Steel Drum program on Friday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the JKF Auditorium.

Blank Park Zoo will be stopping in Pella Friday, June 22 at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.  This program will be held in Room 206 in the Community Center. 

Hanson Family Jugglers will perform on Tuesday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the JKF Auditorium.

For more information on the programs offered for children; please see Katie in the Children's Department - or 628.4268

Story Time, Tot Time and Lap Sit

Story Time will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays 10:30 a.m.  
Story Time is suggested for ages 3/4 and older, parent or caregivers are encouraged to stay and fun with us.

Tot Time will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
 Tot Time is suggested for babies/walkers to age 3 with parent or caregiver.  

Lap Sit will be offered on Mondays at 11:30 a.m. Lap Sit is for babies and 
parent or caregiver.

There is no sign up for Story Times, Tot Times or Lap Sit.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • Any child not in Kindergarten is eligible to participate in this on going program. 

    Please come to the library to register and get a reading log.
For more information on any of these programs please see or contact Katie in the Children's Department.



Reading Resources
  • Pella Christian AR     
    • Links to the AR lists for the Pella Christian grade schools    
  • Pella Community AR     
    • AR quiz search for the Pella Community School District
  • Tumblebooks   
    • Interactive books
  • Tumblebooks Mobile app
    • A FREE app that provides access to Tumblebooks and will stay logged in with your library card number between uses!
    • Available in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store
  • Tumblebook of the Day
    • A brand-new Tumblebook presented every day!  Similar to an online version of the old Dial-a-Story service.
  • Iowa Reading Research Center
    • Provides an online collection of literacy resources available to the public for teaching and learning, for home schooling, and for educator research
  • Homework Help Links
    • Various websites to help children with their homework.