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Welcome to the 2023

Summer Reading Program!



Our Summer Reading Program - Find Your Voice - begins June 1st and runs June-July! Sign up virtually here: 

Or stop by the library any time to sign up and pick up your Kick Off Kit which includes a Summer Reading Program information packet/calendar, a themed bookmark, and reading tracker. We will also have sign up available at the weekly Oxford Farmer's Market.

Craft Kits

Back by popular demand: Family Craft Kits! A new kit will be available weekly, beginning Tuesday, June 6th, at the library


Programming will kick-off on Wednesday, June 7th 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, Avocado Feels a Pit Worried by Brenda S. Miles and Monika Filipina. Stay tuned for more details, as well as more information about other programs throughout the summer!

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.

Reading Logs

BINGO Sheet: This tracker is for everyone! Work toward a BINGO (or even a black-out!) throughout the summer. Return your BINGO sheet to the library by August 5th to be entered into a prize drawing!


Youth Reading Game Sheet: Kids can use this tracker mutliple times throughout the summer to track their minutes spent reading. Everytime they complete a sheet, kids can bring it into the library to add their name to our STAR READER wall!


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.

Rockin' Round Oxford: An OPL painted rock will be hidden at different spots around town for participants to find all summer long! A clue for that week's location will be posted on the OPL Facebook page on Tuesday of each week. If you find the rock, return it to OPL and win a small prize. 

Winston the Whale: A cozy whale friend keeps getting lost in the library! Each week help Ms. Lauren find Winston the Whale in the library and win a small prize. Winston can be found 1 time per week (per patron).


Oxford Talent & Art Show

In honor of the library's 2023 Summer Reading Program, in partnership with Augusta Hall, we urge our community members to "Find Your Voice!" The show is open to all ages, talents, and art forms. All acts and art submissions will be approved by library staff prior to the show. Those interested in entering the show can submit their act here:

Or bring their physical art pieces to the Oxford Public Library and fill out a form for submission in person starting June 1st.

All participants will receive a pizza party the night of the show! 

All acts and art will be approved by library staff prior to the show in alignment with the established Rules & Guidelines

The show will take place at Augusta Hall Saturday, July 22nd @ 6pm. 

A rehearsal run through will take place the week prior on Saturday, July 15th @ 1pm. All performers are required to attend this rehearsal to ensure all are comfortable and safe while performing their pieces in the hall. 

Submissions will be open from:

Thurs., June 1st - Sat., July 8th

If there are any questions or concerns, please contact the Library Director, Lauren Roberts, at or 319-828-4087.

Make a Donation

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

See wish list here:

Items on the list range from prizes, program snacks, program supplies and even updated seating for this summer's indoor programming and beyond!

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.

If you would like to donate your time vs supplies, we are always accepting program volunteers. Feel free to fill out a volunteer for at the front desk.

Thank you in advance from the Oxford Public Library!