Summer Programming

Join us for in-person Summer Reading activities! All activities will have safety protocols in place.

2021 Summer Reading Program
May 31st – July 31st

Summer Reading Program

Cole Library’s Summer Reading Program starts May 31st, but you can sign up anytime throughout the summer! This year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World”. To participate in the Summer Reading program, sign up at the first floor circulation desk.  You will get a sheet of 10 colorful circles and a reading t-shirt from our friends at Hills Bank and Trust.  Each time you visit the library you will get a crayon sticker to put on your sheet.  When each circle is filled, exchange your sheet for a prize!

Teen Summer Reading Program
Middle and high school patrons, read books to get books! Sign up at the 1st floor circulation desk and pick up a reading log. For every 500 pages you read, come pick out a book from our Teen Summer Reading shelf.

Summer Activities

Join us for in-person Summer Reading activities! All activities will have safety protocols in place; programs are held outside and are weather determinate. Fully vaccinated patrons may now enter library and attend programs without a mask, but please continue to social distance.

Eulenspiegel Puppet Show
Eulenspiegel Puppets are returning with another fabulous outdoor puppet show.  Tuesday, July 27 at 6:30pm they will perform their newest show The Bremen Town Musicians.  This beloved Grimm’s fairy tale is larger than life and will be presented as a Drive-In show.  You can listen through your car radio as you hear the adventures of the cat, the dog, the rooster, and the donkey on their way to Bremen Town.

Email or call 319-895-4146 to reserve a spot!

Story Time
Story Time is held every Thursday at 9:30am in the outdoor alcove on the left side of the library’s 1st floor, weather permitting. Each week we have a new theme that ties together stories, songs and fingerplays. Each child will be given a take-home craft!

Wednesday Workshops

Wednesday Workshops are held every Wednesday, June 2nd – July 28th, weather permitting. Each workshop has 2 sessions available: 10:00am – 10:50am & 11:00am – 11:50am. We have limited spots available per session, call (319) 895-5940 to reserve your spot!

All workshops are now full.

Wednesday Workshop activities:

  • June 2nd: Black Scratch Art
  • June 9th: Grass Handprint
  • June 16th: Creative Paint Brushes
  • June 23rd: Monarch Butterflies
  • June 30th: Patriotic Fans
  • July 7th: Yarn Turtles
  • July 14th: Rainbow Collage
  • July 21st: Sink or Swim Pinch Toy
  • July 28th: Rainbow Tie Dye



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