Libraries Rock!...at the Bismarck Public Library. The 2018 Children's Summer Reading Program runs from Friday, June 1 until Friday, July 27. The end-of-summer reading Ice Cream Social will be held from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30.
This year's reading program is sponsored by gifts 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: The Bismarck Library Foundation, Inc., The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library, ND Council on the Arts, and American Bank Center.
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 children, 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. Highlights this year include children's musician Steve Weeks, Little Songbirds with Bobbi Jo Vandal, and local pop-up concert musicians.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.