Summer Reading

What is Summer Reading?

You may know that Summer Reading at the Cape Girardeau Public Library is a great way to encourage kids to continue reading while school is out for the summer. That's true...but it's so much more!
 

We've also got tons of events for all ages, reading challenges for all skill levels, and...did we mention prizes? Summer Reading is for EVERYONE!

Read books. Win prizes. Have fun!

Keep track of your reading progress and event attendance for your chance to win both weekly & grand prizes!

There are two ways to participate:

  1. Pick up paper reading logs at either the Adult Services or Youth Services desks, OR...
  2. Keep track of it all using ReadSquared! Download the app to your device or click here to get started.
This summer's grand prizes:
  • Bicycles (ages 12 and under)

  • Gift cards & a Kindle Fire (ages 12-18)

  • Bookish prize packs (ages 18+)
PLUS weekly participation giveaways:
  • Gift cards to local stores & restaurants

  • Fun library swag

  • Free books
  • ...and more!

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Bite-Sized Chefs: Edible Emojis

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Program Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Children
Program Type: Games & Activities
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15

Bite-Sized Chefs

Each month, build your recipe repertoire by exploring creative culinary techniques that are easy and pleasing to the eye. Create and enjoy a sample at the library, then take home the recipe ideas to dazzle your family and friends!

Help us be mindful of allergies; if you have any concerns, please call and ask prior to registering.

Event Details:
Why have plain food when you can have a heart-eyed emoji snack instead?! ...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

Food Allergies

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Tech Tutoring

9:00am - 11:00am
Adult Services
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Adult Services
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Technology
Event Details:
If you: ...are having trouble navigating your new smartphone or tablet ...need help setting up an email account ...are having other issues with technology ...then Tech Tutoring is for you! Schedule a 30-minute appointment with one of o...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Preschool Storytime

11:00am - 11:30am
Youth Program Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Children
Program Type: Storytime

Preschool Storytime

This storytime is designed to help build reading readiness and kindergarten readiness skills and features longer books that are accompanied by a variety of activities, including flannel boards, dramatics, and songs.

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.

Community Poetry Group & Workshop

5:15pm - 6:45pm
Penzel Conference Room
Registration
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Penzel Conference Room
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Class / Workshop
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Calling all writers and poets! Join us for an eight-week community poetry group and workshop series. Writer Jasmine Jones, along with other local writers and poets, will lead sessions on the craft of writing poetry. Each session will cover a new topi...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Facebook
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Virtual Program
Event Details:
February is the month of love - but what happens if you hate your love interest? Check out these graphic novels to find out! ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

BabyBook

11:00am - 11:30am
Youth Program Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime

BabyBook

BabyBook is a lapsit storytime that introduces a love for books and reading through music & movement, rhythm & rhyme, and cuddles & play!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.

Toddler Time

11:00am - 11:30am
Youth Program Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytime

Toddler Time

This interactive storytime introduces toddlers to books, reading, and language through stories, songs, and activities. Learn fun ways to build the early literacy skills children need to learn to read!

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Tweens" group.

TWO-Minutes-to-Win-It

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Program Room
Library Branch: CGPL
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Children, Tweens
Program Type: Games & Activities
Event Details:
This leap year, we’re giving you an extra minute to try and win some games! Team up with your family and friends to see if you can complete our challenges!  We will be giving away 2 copies of a family friendly card game, plus some smaller tri...

Disclaimer(s)

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop-offs will not be permitted.