Screenshot 2024-05-09 at 3.21.50 PM.png

Welcome to the 2024

Summer Reading Program!



Our Summer Reading Program - Read, Renew, Repeat - begins June 1st and runs through the end of July! Sign up virtually here:

Or stop by the library any time to sign up and pick up calendar, and BINGO sheet for all ages. This BINGO sheet can be completed throughout the summer and be returned for a prize.

Craft Kits

New Kids Craft Bags will be available weekly and Adult Craft Bags will be available biweekly, beginning Tuesday, June 4th, at the library


Programming will kick-off on Wednesday, June 5th at 10:30 AM, with a walk through of our StoryWalk at Creekside Park! We will host a special storytime and group walk along the StoryWalk. At the Kick-Off event, families can take home a copy of the All Oxford Reads featured storywalk book, The Extraordinary Gardner by Sam Boughton. 

Throughout the summer we'll have fun weekly activities as well as incredible featured programming you won't want to miss including: a Magic Show with Mikayla Oz, Barnyard Discoveries, Open Book by CultureALL, Ocean Odyssey by National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium, and so much more! 

Take a look at what's to come on our calendar:

Storytime at Creekside Park

We will offer a weekly storytime at Creekside Park at two different times: Wednesdays at 10:30 AM and 6:15pm. We recommend you bring your own blanket or towel to sit on. 

Should there be extremely hot or severe weather, storytime will be moved to the children's area inside the library. For last minute updates/changes, follow us on Facebook

Reading Logs

BINGO Sheet: This tracker is for everyone! Work toward a BINGO (or even a black-out!) throughout the summer. Completed BINGO sheets will be entered to win the Kids or Adult prize drawing.

The first 10 kids to return their BINGO sheets will win a Summer Reading Prize Bag, as well as be entered into the prize drawing. 

The final day to turn in your BINGO sheet for prize eligibility is Saturday, August 3rd by 12pm. Winners of the Kids and Adult prize drawings will be announced the following Tuesday.

Fun at the Library

Guessing Jars: We will have guessing jars at the front desk in June and July. Submit an entry - 1 per day max - with your guess of how many items are in the jar. The closest guess will win the whole jar! Winners will be announced at the end of each month.

Scavenger Hunts: Families can come to the library to hunt for Endangered Species (June) & discover Ecological Symbols (July) hidden within the library! Find all of the missing animals/items on your sheet and return to the front desk for a small prize. 

Bruce the Green Sea Turtle: A sea turtle friend keeps getting lost in the library! Each week help Ms. Lauren find Bruce the Green Sea Turtle in the library and win a small prize. Bruce can be found 1 time per week (per patron or group).

Make a Donation

Get involved with the Oxford, Iowa, Public Library Read, Renew, Repeat Summer Reading Program by donating an item/s off our Amazon wish list!

See wish list here:

Items on the list range from small prizes to program snacks for our array of attendees.

Donations can be anonymous or feel free to leave a note on your gift so we can publicly give you a shout out of major thanks this summer.

Thank you in advance from the Oxford Public Library!