Teen Summer Reading Program 2021

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The Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is inviting all Bismarck and Burleigh County youth to enjoy a summer of Tails and Tales!   Teens are being offered two chances to log 15 hours of reading - both in June and in July. There will be separate incentives and prize drawings for both months. The teen program is for youth going into 6th grade through 12th grade.  Both months of reading challenges are available through Beanstack, the Library's online reading application, or by submitting a paper log obtained from the Library.  

Participation in the Library's reading challenges for both June and July also qualifies teens to register to receive the Bank of ND College Save Reading Champion award.  


This year's reading program is sponsored by gifts from The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation and American Bank Center.  We are also receiving support from: The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library and ND Council on the Arts.

We are grateful to the Bank of North Dakota for the opportunity to participate in their College SAVE Reading Champion program.

For opening times and walk-in hours at HQ, click here: Headquarters.

Virtual Summer Reading Kickoff - June 9-June 11


The 2021 Summer Reading Celebration normally held at the ND Heritage Center has gone virtual once again this year.  Programming runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day, Wednesday, June 9 to Friday, June 11.  

To view events, visit the ND State Library Facebook page.