Children's Summer Reading Club

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Register and participate online, at, for the 2020 Children’s Summer Reading Club. 

  • Programs are available for ages 0 - 5 and readers in 1st - 6th grades. 
  • Earn points, badges, and virtual certificates by logging minutes read, activities completed, and virtual events attended.
  • Complete the program and Library staff will choose a book to donate in your name to The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency that advocates, serves, and empowers children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities.

You may also download and print a Summer Reading Log at home to keep track of your summer reading activities. There is a log for ages 0 - 5, and one for grades 1st - 6th. Then record your reading, activity, and virtual event points online at to earn virtual badges and certificates! 

Thank you to the Friends of the Highland Park Library for funding the Sharing Literacy book donation program.

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The University Park Public Library and the Highland Park Library are joining together to bring families and children a summer of exciting virtual events and workshops.  

Earn 25 points towards your reading goal for each virtual event you attend. 

Summer Virtual Event Schedule

July Virtual Events

  • July 8, 3:00 p.m. - Critterman Show, Rainforest Jewels. Creepy and crawly? Or cute and cuddly? Decide for yourself after you meet some cool critter friends in this virtual presentation of "Rainforest Jewels."

    • On July 8, the Library will send out a link to the show to email subscribers. Please feel free to share the link with family and friends. Please email to be added as an email subscriber.
  • July 15, 3:00 p.m. - Legendary Black Belt Academy.  Learn some kung fu moves in this live Zoom presentation.

    • Please email by Tuesday, July 14 to register and receive the meeting code and password. This program is limited to 100 Zoom participants.
  • July 22, 3:00 p.m. - Circus Freaks, Juggling Workshop. Witness spectacular juggling feats and learn a few tricks of your own in this live video program. Appropriate for ages 8 years and older.

    • Please email by Tuesday, July 21 to receive access to the program. Following the show, any child who is interested in learning more about juggling will be able to receive further instruction from the Circus Freaks in a free follow-up session (more information will be provided during the show).
  • July 29, 3:00 p.m. - Virtual Crafternoon. Join Miss Zoe and Miss Laura for a Virtual Crafternoon in this live, hands-on Zoom presentation. Reserve and pick up a To-Go Craft Kit for the virtual program at the Highland Park Library.

    • Please email by Tuesday, July 28 to receive the meeting code and password, and to reserve and pick up a To-Go Craft Kit at the Library before the program.
      This program is limited to 50 Zoom participants.

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