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Summer reading @ the library

Posted May 06, 2015 in Community Featured, Perry

Readers of all ages will explore all things underground this summer as the Perry Public Library presents “Every Hero has a Story” during its summer library program. Activities will include programs on comicbook heroes and real everyday heroes: our policeman, our firefighters, and our soldiers.

Children’s Summer Reading Program 2013

The 2013 Summer Reading Program is free of charge and open to newborns through those children who have just finished fifth grade. Children keep track of the minutes they read to receive prizes. Adults and older siblings are welcome to read to toddlers. There will be storytimes and special programs including:

Dallas County Conservation, Trixie pockets, Iowa League of Heroes, Desi Payne,Tim Read, Perry Police Officier, Perry Firefighters, and our military personnel.

Teen Summer Reading Program 2015

The Perry Public Library is proud to once again present a teen summer library program for students in junior high and high school. Unmask Your Hero! The broad theme of the 2015 Teen program is heroes – and there is plenty of ways to be a hero this summer at the Perry Public Library! Special events this summer include a mystery party titled, “The Assassination at the Annual SuperHero Assembly,” craft programs, gaming days, a caricature artist, Dallas County Conservation, and movie and snack days.

Adult Summer Reading Program 2015

Adults too can read, have fun programs, and win prizes at the library. It’s easy. Read, write a short book review, and then bring your review to the library to receive your prize. The grand prizes this year will be a Kindle Fire, an overnight stay at the Hotel Pattee, and a $50 in Perry Bucks. The Adult Summer Reading Program is free and open to adults 18 years of age and older. You can register online, at the library or by calling the library at 465-3569. Adults will have several programs in which they be Heroes by donating blood on June 4 at the Library, make cards or write to our soldiers on June 25, or you can come and find out how you can be a donor hero for someone on July 16th! The Adult Finale will be at the Firehouse Museum on 2nd Street in Perry on July 30th.

Registration for all summer reading programs will start on May 18, 2015. You can register online at, in person at the library, or call us at 515-465-3569.

Perry Public Library
1101 Willis Ave. • 465-3569
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mon. – Thur.:
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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