Teen Summer Reading Program

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A Universe of Stories...can be found at the Bismarck Public Library!  The Teen Summer Reading Program begins on Friday, May 31 and runs through Thursday, July 25.  To kick things off, join us at the Summer Reading Celebration at the ND Heritage Center on Friday, May 31.  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 gifts from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation and American Bank Center Foundation.  We are grateful for all of our sponsors and supporters who have offered reading prizes and other support.

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Summer Reading Celebration - Friday, May 31

The 2019 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, May 31.  

A major highlight for this year is our special musical guest, Leonardo.  There will be a performance by Northern Plains Dance, the Discovery Dome, Hubble Telescope videos, a scavenger hunt, a photo booth, and more!

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