Summer Programming

This year’s Summer Reading Program looks a lot different in the face of Covid 19, social distancing, and the library being currently closed.  We  still want to offer summer programs, so we’ve converted some of our most popular activities into version you can pick up and replicate at home.  We have something for the whole family – so check out the programs below!

Preschool: Story Time to Go 

Check out a bag and bring Story Time home with you! Each Story Time To Go bag includes: 3 books, 2 songs or finger plays, 1 craft. Just like our regular Story Time, each bag has a different theme. We will record which theme we give you so you don’t get the same bag twice.

To request a bag:

  1. Fill out a Cole Library Request Form.
  2. Instead of putting a book title, write “Story Time to Go”.
  3. List how many crafts you need for your family or group.
  4. Pick up your bag during our Curbside Pickup hours.

Contact Director Cathy Boggs at or (319) 895-4262 with any questions.

Elementary-Aged Children: Wednesday Workshop Take and Makes

Every Wednesday, June – July, we are offering STEAM take and make bags.  Each bag includes supplies, an instruction sheet, and a short lesson. Bags are available for pick up in the library 1st floor entryway from 10:00am – 4:00pm.  You do not need to reserve a bag, but if you have a large group, daycare, or family, we are happy to compile supplies and have it all packed up for you.  Contact Director Cathy Boggs at (319) 895-4262 or to reserve a set of bags.

Middle School & High School: Teen Summer Reading Program

Read books to get books! Pick up a reading log at the 1st floor entryway or download one online here. Read and record 10 books on your sheet and return it the “Completed Logs” envelope in the entryway. We’ll then contact you with a list of available prize books. Pick out 3 new books and we’ll leave them for you at one of our Curbside Pickup days.  Logs must be submitted by July 31st and new books can be picked up starting July 1st. 

Everyone: Curbside Pickup

Fill out an online item request form and pick up your materials at one of our Curbside Pickup days:

Mondays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm

For more details, visit our Curbside Pickup page.

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