Summer Program


Summer Reading Program 2020

Reading Logs | Calendar | Events | Story Times | Book Club | Workshops

Reading Logs

Completed reading logs can be submitted for reading rewards starting June 1.
Pick up logs at the library, print the file linked below, or create an account with Beanstack to track your reading online. Please note that Beanstack registration opens May 27.

Click here for more information on creating your Beanstack account.

Summer Reading Challenge Log   |   Early Literacy Challenge Log

Community Reading Challenge Log

Summer Reading Challenge Rewards
Log #1: Book
Log #2: Coupon
Log #3: Coupon
Log #4: Coupon
Log #5: Coupon

Early Literacy Challenge Rewards
Log #1: Book
Log #2: Dance Scarf
Log #3: Shaker Egg

Non-food rewards are available by request.

Program Calendar

Click on the link below to download the summer reading program calendar.

Summer Program Calendar 2020


Story Stroll
10am – 2pm, Saturdays, All Ages

Take a stroll and read a story in Covered Bridge Park! Each month will feature a new book whose pages will be spread out along a walking route, so you can read while you walk.

The Jolly Pops*
10:30 am, Tuesday, June 23, All Ages

Join us on the Zumbrota Public Library’s Facebook page for a virtual presentation by The Jolly Pops. This family music group combines upbeat, original music with a host of children’s standards for a concert that is sure to please kids and adults alike.

View the program here if you missed it!

Laura MacKenzie: The Outlander Series & Traditional Scottish Music Virtual Event*
6:00 pm, Monday, July 20, Recommended for Adults

MacKenzie presents a program of Outlander’s traditional Scottish music, from both the Highlands and the Lowlands, on an array of instruments including wooden flutes, whistles, concertina, Scottish smallpipes, border bagpipes and voice. Covering history, language and cultural traditions.

National Eagle Center Virtual Event*
10:30 am, Tuesday, July 28, All Ages

The National Eagle Center provides the opportunity to learn all about eagle biology, ecology, natural history and cultural connections in an engaging and entertaining presentation by one of our naturalist interpreters. This program features a live eagle ambassador.

Virtual LEGO Contest
6:00 pm, Thursday, July 30, All Ages

Submit pictures or a video tour of your LEGO creation for the annual ZPL LEGO Contest! All submissions must be received by 6pm on July 30 to be considered. Please email your submissions to The age categories are 5-8 years old and 9+.

*These projects are made possible with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the people of Minnesota for Library Legacy activities.

Story Times

10:30 am
Every Tuesday and Saturday on Facebook Live
All summer long!

Book Club

Ages 8+
7 pm, Monday, June 29, July 27, August 24

Summer Book Clubs will take place on GoToMeeting. Read each month’s book selection and join other kids for discussion and related activities. Please contact the library and provide an email address to receive links to the virtual meetings.

Join  us on the Zumbrota Public Library Facebook page at 2:00pm on June 1, July 1, and August 1 to hear a read aloud of the first chapter of the corresponding month’s book club selection.

June selection: Have Sword Will Travel by Garth Nix & Sean Williams

July selection: Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

August selection: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine



Take and Make Activities

Every other week we will provide the instructions and supplies for a different craft or activity! Stop by the library to pick up your activity bag.

Trash to Treasure STEM Challenges

Every other week, we will provide you with a super-secret challenge. You must use what you have at home to complete the challenge.

Virtual Writer’s Workshops

Imagine your story…and then write it! Each week we will provide a writing prompt for the whole family. Share your stories with the library by emailing your writing to or tagging the library on social media.

There will be a weekly activity sheet that includes the themes and prompts for these programs.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3  |  How to Fold Your Fairytale Storyteller Video

Week 4

Week 5  |  How to Build Your Balloon Rocket

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9

Week 10

Week 11  |   How to Make Your Dragon Finger Puppet

Week 12

Week 13  |   How to Make a Craft Stick Catapult


Contact us at or 507-732-5211 if you have any questions!