Summer Program


Summer Reading Program 2021

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 Log  | Early Literacy Challenge Logs

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 2021


Stuffed Animal Sleepover                                                                                             Drop-Off: Friday, June 11, 10am-5pm    |    Pick-Up: Saturday, June 12, 9am-3pm

Drop off a stuffed animal or toy to spend a night in the library!

Bakken Museum: Be an Engineer!                                                                                  Kit pick-up: Begins June 28  |  Virtual Discussions: 10:00 am, Friday, July 2&9, Recommended for grades 2-5

Pick up an activity kit and learn about engineering with a pre-recorded video. Then join an educator from the Bakken Museum in a virtual discussion! Registration is required for this event.

Lalo’s Lunchbox*, on the ZPL Facebook page
10:30 am, Tuesday, July 27, All Ages

Join Lalo and his friends as they handle unpredictable food erupting out of Lalo’s Lunchbox! This family friendly show has sketch comedy, sing-a-longs, and audience participation games that teach about healthy foods and how to be kind to others. This may sound cheesy, but this show’s too “Gouda” to pass up!

LEGO Contest
6:00 pm, Thursday, July 22, All Ages

The age categories are 5-8 years old and 9+. All entries are due by the start of the contest! Prizes will be awarded to the winners of each age bracket.

Please note that participants will drop their submissions off at the library for judging and then pick up their submissions sometime after the event. We will not have any activities during the judging time, as we want to keep the community safe and healthy. We will film the judging and post it to our website and social media sites. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times!

YogaQuest: Pokémon*, on Zoom
6:30 pm, Wednesday, August 11, recommended for upper elementary age and older

The original YogaQuest class is unlike any yoga class you have experienced before! It is a unique blend of yoga and fan-fiction story-telling. Your quest is guided by a narrator and a certified yoga instructor, as the class embarks on an epic, and often ridiculous, journey through a popular fandom. Move through the story by following a yoga routine designed to improve strength, balance, and flexibility. Pose nerdy with us!

Topic: Zumbrota Pokemon Yoga
Time: Aug 11, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Trivia Nights

Harry Potter6:30 pm, Thursday, June 24, All Ages

Disney – 6:30 pm, Thursday August 19, All Ages

Form a team of no more than six players and join us for a night of themed trivia at the library! Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams.

Sidewalk Chalk Day
10am – 1pm, Friday, August 13

Join us for a morning of sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and other outdoor games and activities OR pick up a kit and join the fun at 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!

June 6 – 26: From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

June 27 – July 17: Lola Plants a Garden by Anna McQuinn

July 18 – August 7: Duck on a Bike by David Shannon

August 8 – 28: Jazz Baby by Lisa Wheeler

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 at the library

Wake Up and Wiggle

10:30 am, every Saturday on Facebook.

Baby Rhyme Time

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

Book Club

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

Summer Book Clubs will take place in the library meeting room. Read each month’s book selection and join us for discussion and related activities. If you would prefer to attend virtually, please contact the library and provide an email address to receive a meeting link.

June selection: Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs (or any book in the FunJungle series!)

July selection: The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell

August selection: Any book with a cat in it!


STEAM Safari

Every other week pick up a kit at the library and enjoy the activities! Each themed kit will contain a craft, additional activities, and a list of recommended books.

Kit 1: June 7 – June 19,  Wild Tails

Wild Tails Suggested Reading List

Kit 2: June 21 – July 3, Creepy Crawlies

How to Make a Climbing Cicada

Creepy Crawlies Suggested Reading List

Kit 3: July 5 – July 17, Feathered Friends

How to Make a Paper Plate Peacock

Feathered Friends Suggested Reading List

Kit 4: July 19 – July 31, Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs Suggested Reading List

Kit 5: August 2 – August 14, Shark Week

Shark Week Suggested Reading List

Kit 6: August 16 – August 28, Animals That Glow

Animals that Glow Suggested Reading List

*Kits will be available while supplies last*

Teen Take and Make Kits

June: Pony Bead Lizard Key Chains

July: Pokémon Terrariums

August: Folded Book Hedgehogs

Each kit includes all the materials you will need and written instructions. Check out our Facebook page and the links below for instructional videos!

*Kits are available while supplies last*

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