Summer Program

Summer Reading Program 2022

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

Reading Logs

Completed reading logs can be submitted for reading rewards starting June 7.
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 31.

Click here for more information on creating your Beanstack account.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022  | Early Literacy Challenge 2022

Summer Reading Challenge Rewards
Log #1: Book
Log #2: Coupon
Log #3: Coupon
Log #4: Coupon
Log #5: Coupon
Log #6: Book
Log #7: Coupon
Log #8: Coupon
Log #9: Coupon
Log #10: Coupon


Early Literacy Challenge Rewards
Log #1: Book
Log #2: Dance Scarf OR Coupon
Log #3: Shaker Egg OR Coupon
Log #4: Book


*Non-food rewards are available by request.

Program Calendar

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

Summer Program Calendar 2022


Bakken Museum: Science in the Summer Program | 1-3 pm, Thursday, June 30, recommended for grades 2-5

Registration is required for this program. For this year’s GSK Science in the Summer program, we will train our sights on the field of biology! In this two-hour workshop, students will become biologists to learn about wildlife, plants, fisheries, and prehistory. With Bakken Museum educators as their guide, these burgeoning biologists will practice observational techniques and scientific thinking all while being introduced to real science career paths and having lots of fun.

Teddy Bear Band | 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 5, All Ages

Bring your teddy bear and join us in East Park for an evening of family-friendly music and dancing! This program is in partnership with the Zumbrota Area Arts Council.

RAD Zoo | 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20, All Ages

Join us for Radical Reptile Adventures with the Reptile and Amphibian Discovery Zoo! Experience the joy of these animals with this fun and interactive experience.

LEGO Contest | 6:00pm, Thursday, July 21, All Ages

Build something awesome and bring it to the library for judging! All entries are due by the start of the contest. There will be prizes for the winners.

If you do not have LEGOs at home, stop by the library between 12-6pm on July 21 and use some of ours!

Make a Fish Print | 1:00 pm, Friday, July 29, All Ages

Registration is required for this event. Did you know there are 162 species of fish in Minnesota? Join the MN Aqua intern from Whitewater State park at the library to learn about the fish of southeast Minnesota and get some tips on how to catch them. We’ll paint fish prints to take home.

StoryWalks® in Covered Bridge Park

Story Walks will be up in Covered Bridge Park all summer long, with a new story every three weeks. Take a walk in the park and enjoy a story!

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

The ZPL Story Walk is brought to you by the Zumbrota Public Library and Live Well Goodhue County.

*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 at the library.

Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 am, first and third Friday of each month on Facebook.

Book Club

Kids Book Club | 6:00 pm, Monday, June 27, July 25, August 29, ages 8+

Read each month’s book selection and join us for discussion and related activities!

June Book: Any book by Rick Riordan!

July Book: The Aquanaut by Dan Santat

August Book: TBD

Teen Book Club | 7:00 pm, Monday, June 27, July 25, August 29, grades 7-12

Read each month’s book selection and join us for discussion and related activities!

June Book: The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

July Book: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

August Book: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi


Registration is required for the following events.

Calming Glitter Jars | 6:30 pm, Wednesday, June 8, recommended for ages 8+: Make a meditative glitter jar to help with relaxation.

Ocean Slime | 6:30 pm, Wednesday, July 6, recommended for ages 8+: Make some sea-themed glittery slime!

The Art of Tying Knots – Macramé Basics*: | 6:30 pm, Wednesday, August 3, recommended for ages 12+: Learn the basic knots of Macramé while creating a trendy wall hanging, or micro macramé keychain/zipper pull. This program will be offered at the library via video instruction at the above time or as a take home kit with access to the video link provided.

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