Every summer Robey Memorial Library hosts a Summer Reading Program (SRP) that is tailored to our community’s needs. This program is meant to engage readers, children, teens and adults, keeping them reading and learning during the summer months. This year, with the pandemic we were forced to halt in-person activities and programs for public safety and made changes to the 2020 “Imagine Your Story” SRP program. Participants will receive prizes and/or free books and entries into grand prize drawings.

4-WeekReading Challenge: Starts Monday, July 6th and ends Saturday, August 1st.

Kids: Pick up or print a Challenge Card that features reading, play and activity challenges. Earn prizes and books by completing the tasks assigned to the squares. The more you participate the more prizes you will receive! Reading Challenge participants will be displaying a “Library Champion” sign in their yard. Watch for these as you drive around town.

Teens: Pick up a Summer Challenge Card at the library or print it from the library’s website. To participate, complete any 10 spaces from our summer challenge card to earn a book and an entry into our $50 Waukon Bucks drawing! Complete any 20 spaces for 2 books and 2 entries. Blackout the summer challenge for 3 books and 3 entries.

Fine Forgiveness: Participate in the Summer Reading Challenge or the other Literacy Programs offered in July and have your overdue fines forgiven. Inquire at the library’s front desk.

Grab & Go Activity Bags: Children’s and Teens activity bag includes craft projects for you to complete.

Teen Book Club: July’s Online Book Club features a book with a race relations theme. Contact the library for login details.

Online Story Time: Listen to an online story posted to the library’s social media at 10:30am each morning.

Literacy Programs:

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a literacy program for infants through preschoolers. This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they enter school. Deadline for this program is when your child starts kindergarten. Prizes are awarded for each 100 books read.

100 Books Before High School is a free program to encourage independent readers, Kindergartners through 8th graders, to read 100 books before they enter high school (9th grade). A free book is awarded at each 20 books read.

Read for a Lifetime encourages teens to read books just for the fun of it, both classic and contemporary, in a variety of genres and rewards them for their efforts! Read four selected titles throughout the year and receive a book prize. Teens who participate four years receive a completion certificate and a book of their choice.

Bonus Literacy Program is for kids and teens who have completed the literacy program in their age range and would like to continue reading for free books.

Adult Reading Challenge participants can read up to twelve books from a list of selected categories for entries into prize drawings of items donated by local businesses.


July 6-August 1

Fine forgiveness: Read for the Summer Reading Challenge or one of our literacy programs. Remind us of your participation and have your overdue fines forgiven!

July 1-29

SYNC--free audiobook downloads (more information)

July 1-31

Main Street Story Walk--Olivia goes to Venice by Ian Falconer; begin at Erbal Ink

July 6-August 1

Summer Reading Challenge for Infants through Adult

July 8 (until gone)

Children's Grab & Go Activity
Teen Grab & Go Activity

July 16, 6pm

Thursday Night Book Club ONLINE--discussing a book with a White House connection; contact RML for login details

July 20 Teen Summer Book Club ONLINE, 2pm

Discussing a book with a race relations theme; contact RML for login details

August 17 Teen Summer Book Club ONLINE, 2pm

Discussing a club pick; contact RML for book and login details


Children's Summer Program

Teen Summer Program

Adult Summer Program