Read this summer & win prizes!

Everyone is invited to participate in the Tales and Tails Summer Reading Program, May 22 to August 15!

We have programs for four age groups, each with their own prizes. Grand prize drawings will happen on August 16.

Adults: Go on an adventure and complete different library-related and reading challenges. For every 3 challenges completed, earn a prize ticket for a chance at an instant prize or extra raffle entries into the grand prize drawing!

Birth to 5: Read 100 books of your choice! Track your reading using the 100 Books coloring log, or online. Finishers will receive a prize of sidewalk chalk, a coloring book, or a baby board book (while supplies last). Five randomly chosen finishers will be awarded a grand prize bath toy bundle!

K-5th: Create a summer reading necklace, then track your reading to earn beads. Every 10 hours of reading will earn you a raffle ticket for grand prizes. Earn bonus bead packets by completing missions (find these on the K-5th reading log).

Teens: Keep a list of every book you read this summer. For every three books, you will get a prize ticket for a chance at an instant prize or multiple raffle entries for the grand prize drawing.

Click below for all the info you need to get started!

Complete challenges on the reading log for your chance to win prizes. For every 3 challenges completed, you will get a prize ticket for a chance at an instant prize or multiple raffle entries for the grand prize drawing. There is no limit to the number of challenges you complete. Turn in the log at any Siouxland Libraries location between May 22 and August 15 to redeem your prize ticket(s).  

Get Started

  1. Beginning May 22, visit your local branch or register online.
  2. Start tracking your reading!

Track Your Reading

  • Track your reading online on the Summer Reading Program website, or
  • Use a reading log
  • Collect your prize ticket
    • Come to your local branch to redeem your completed log for a prize ticket.

Grand Prizes

Game basket: The Fox in the Forest game, Sushi Go! game, and a $30 gift card to Game Chest

Variety basket: Siouxland Libraries blanket, signed copy of Educated by Tara Westover, a copy of The Dutch House by Ann Patchett, and a $10 gift card to Zandbroz Variety

Escape 605 basket: Two passes to Escape 605

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra basket: Two tickets to any classical concert in the 2021-2022 season.

The Birth to 5 Summer Reading Program is simple this year--read 100 books of your choice! Track your reading on your own by filling out the 100 Books coloring log, or tracking your reading online.

Your 100 books will be counted toward the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, so you can continue to read for prizes year-round!

Get Started

  1. Beginning May 22, visit your local branch or register online.
  2. Start tracking your reading!

Track Your Reading


Prizes

All finishers will receive a prize of sidewalk chalk, a coloring book, or a baby board book (while supplies last).

 chalk prize

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Grand Prize

Five randomly chosen finishers will be awarded a grand prize bath toy bundle!

Each finisher gets 1 entry into the grand prize drawing. Grand prize winners will be drawn on August 16.

grand prize

Create a summer reading necklace! Visit a Siouxland Libraries branch to pick up the Take Flight bead packet and chain. Then track your reading to earn beads. Every 10 hours of reading will earn you a raffle ticket for grand prizes. Earn bonus bead packets by completing missions. Keep reading through August 15 to win more grand prize raffle tickets. The grand prize drawing will take place on August 16.

Get Started

  1. Beginning May 22, visit your local branch or register online.
  2. Start tracking your reading!

Track Your Reading


Programs & Activities

Attend a program at a library! 
In June and July, we will have programs at the library. Each program will follow safe social distancing practices.
Programs for Kids grades K-5

Take-and-Make Packets
Pick up a packet at any branch of Siouxland Libraries. Each packet has a reading list and a hands-on activity for you to complete. Available each Tuesday from June 8-July 13, while supplies last.


Grand Prizes

Among Us: There is an imposter among us! Includes a family-friendly puzzle, cyan crewmate, and a pack of stickers.

Art: Get creative with this kit! Perfect for beginners and skilled artists alike. Includes scratch art, air-dry clay, and a container to keep everything in.

LEGO Classic: The possibilities are endless with this 484 piece set of all colors. Create structures, make creatures--build the world!

LEGO Volcano Explorer: This kit includes all the pieces you need to make and explore volcanoes. Includes four explorers and one volcano.

Science: Unleash your inner mad scientist with these two kits. Includes Grow-a-Maze and Dynamo Lab, with over 20+ cool experiments. Free online guides are included.

Slime: The ooey-gooey-make-it-yourself kit for kids. With over 50+ types of slimes, this is sure to be a blast.

Zoo: Enjoy a day at the zoo! This $25 gift card may be used for entry, or anywhere else at the Great Plains Zoo.

Keep a log of every book you read this summer. For each completed log--or every three books--you will get a prize ticket for a chance at an instant prize or multiple raffle entries for the grand prize drawing. There is no limit to the number of books you can read and log. Turn in the log at any Siouxland Libraries location between May 22 and August 15 to redeem for a prize ticket.

Get Started

  1. Beginning May 22, visit your local branch or register online.
  2. Start tracking your reading!

Track Your Reading


Grand Prizes

Escape 605: Two passes for an escape room OR one hour of axe throwing

Games: $30 gift card to Game Chest and What Do You Meme? Family Edition game

Thunder Road: 160 credits ($40 value) and insulated water bottle

Movies: Two movie passes for Century Theaters, dinner for two voucher for Chipotle, and a blanket