Summer Reading Program


Summer Reading Program

Grand Forks Public is excited to present the 2023 Summer Reading Program, All Together Now! Keep track of your reading minutes and complete challenges to earn prizes. Open to all ages, our program includes activities for Early Literacy, Children's, Teens, and Adults. Everything is free! 

Sign up online, or stop by the library to register & pick up your goodie bag at our Grand Reopening and Kickoff Party on June 3.

Dates to Remember:

  • Grand Reopening of Children's Department: June 3 @ 1:30 p.m. (Ribbon Cutting)
  • Kickoff Party: June 3 @ 2-4 p.m.
  • Program runs from June 1 through July 31.
  • Grand Finale Celebration: August 3 @ 2-3 p.m.

See the full Summer Fun Schedule.

Online Registration: 

FLL Explore
FIRST LEGO League Explore is a research and robotics program for children.
Ages 6-10
Children can sign up for one weeklong session.
Seven sessions total
Each session runs for 1 week: Monday-Thursday @ 1-2 p.m.
Register here.

Snap Circuits
The Snap Circuits classes will provide hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. The classes are led by a professional electrician.
Ages 8-12
June 26-28 @ 11 a.m. 
Registration full. Join the waitlist here.

Robotics Club
The Robotics Club will focus on building, testing, and programming autonomous robots.
Ages 9+
Mondays and Tuesdays @ 3-4:30 p.m.
July 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
Registration full. Join the waitlist here.

Writing Camp
Do you like to write and tell stories? Join us for conversation, snacks, and writing fun.
Ages 8-12
July 10-13 @ 1 p.m.
Registration full. Join the waitlist here.

NASA Astro Camp
NASA Astro Camp consists of student-centered, standards-based STEAM activities that utilize NASA resources to provide engaging, high-quality STEM learning experiences for youth.
Ages 6-8
July 17-19 @ 11 a.m. 
Registration full. Join the waitlist here.

Ages 9-12
July 24-26 @ 11 a.m. 
Registration full. Join the waitlist here.

2023 Sponsors & Programming Partners

Grand Forks Public Friends
Advanced Business Methods
All Seasons Garden Center
Area Community Credit Union
Bank of North Dakota
Bev & Casey Ryan
Brian & Chilly Goodman
Gate City Bank
Home of Economy
Lunseth Plumbing & Heating
Optimist Club
Real Good Cookies
Tim Shea’s Nursery & Landscaping

Anne Carlsen
Arioso Music Academy
Blue Zones Project
Dakota Science Center
Grand Forks County Soil Conservation District
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Lifesong Family Music
Little Miracles
Little Red Reading Bus
NASA Astro Camp
North Dakota Ballet
North Dakota Shakespeare
Northern Sky Astronomical Society
St. Joseph’s Social Care and Thrift Store
Turtle River State Park
University of North Dakota

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