Teen Summer Reading Program

Libraries Rock...at the Bismarck Public Library!  The Teen Summer Reading Program begins on Friday, June 1 and runs through Thursday, July 26.  To kick things off, join us at the Summer Reading Celebration at the ND Heritage Center on Friday, June 1.  There will be lots of cool things to see and do, and you can sign up for summer reading there.

Throughout the summer, stop in to Teen Headquarters to see what's going on.  The schedule of special programming is on our calendar of events and downloadable in a brochure below.  For the schedule of walk-in hours at HQ, click here: Headquarters.

This year's reading program is sponsored by a gift from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation.  We are grateful for all of our sponsors and supporters who have offered reading prizes and other support.

Printable Brochure


Summer Reading Celebration - Friday, June 1


The 2018 Summer Reading Celebration at the ND Heritage Center is a free event open to the public of all ages.  This annual community tradition provides fun activities for youth, a low-cost meal, and the opportunity to register for the summer reading program at your local library.  Bismarck and Morton Mandan public libraries, as well as the Burleigh County Bookmobile and Morton Mandan Bookmobile, will be in attendance.  The event is spread throughout the ND Heritage Center and ND State Library grounds.  It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1.  

A major highlight for this year is our special musical guests.  There will be pop-up concerts throughout the day, and featured concerts by Colorado musician Steve Weeks and local music therapist Bobbi Jo Vandal.

For more information, you can download the brochure with the timeline of activities.  Please call the library if you have questions.