Summer Reading & Learning Opportunities

  • Accessing Books This Summer

    Where can your kids find the books they want to read?

    Saint Paul Public Libraries

    LibraryGo accounts are active year-round, so students can check out digital materials to read or listen to on their personal devices or school-issued iPads. SPSS students can also check out up to 10 print copies from any SPPL branch. Student's Library Go Barcode number is 22091600 + ID Number (6 digits) and PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYYYY). Students can use their LibraryGo card to reserve books and pick them up at the branch closest to their home.

    The SPPL Bookmobile will be visiting neighborhoods this summer. Students can use their Library Go eCard number to check out books. See the bookmobile schedule here.

    Saint Paul Public School Libraries

    Use the SPPS Virtual Library to connect to SPPS, SPPL and eLibrary of Minnesota resources for reading, skill-building, research and review. Learn about the SPPS Virtual Library in this short video.

    Little Free Libraries

    Here is an interactive map of all of the Little Free Libraries. You can search by zip code to find the locations nearest to you.

    Summer Reading Programs

    Many book stores and libraries offer free books and prizes for reading. Check out the different programs and reading challenges going on this summer.

  • SPPL Summer Spark Reading Program


    • Summer Spark encourages kids to have fun, stay active, and keep learning all summer long.
    • Join in the fun by attending free virtual programs and earning prizes by completing reading and activity challenges!
    • Track your reading using Beanstack.
    • Kids and teens can earn book prizes, bookmarks, and journals.

    Story Strolls

    • Story strolls will be available this summer at a variety of libraries and parks throughout Saint Paul.
    • Visit this website for updates on locations throughout the summer.

    Take and Make Kits

    • Stop by your local Saint Paul Public Library this summer to pick up a Take and Make Kit.
    • Kits include art materials for the whole family to create and explore nature and the world around you!

  • 2nd Annual Virtual Summer Camp Adventure

    Capstone + buncee Summer Camp

    The Virtual camp is twelve-weeks with six bi-weekly themes around Tales and Tails, the national summer reading campaign. Kids who sign up will have an opportunity to read 120 ebooks from Capstone.

  • SPPS Online Reading Resources  

    tumble book library

    A Collection of Animated Stories


    Pebble Go

    Nonficton Content for Emerging Readers


    Mackin Via

    A Collection of eBooks and audiobooks.

    Log in through Clever with your Active
    Directory Credentials


    Teen bookcloud

    Audiobooks and eBooks for Teens


    Sync Audio Books for Teens

    Sync for teens

    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC 2020 will use Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. SORA is available in self-service. Directions on how to participate can be found on the Sync website.


  •  Barnes & Nobles Joy of Reading

    B&N Summer Reading Program

    Participation is a fun and easy way for kids to earn free books. They simply read a designated number of books, write about their favorite part in a Reading Journal, and bring a completed Reading Journal to a Barnes & Noble bookstore. Children then choose their free book from the books listed on the Reading Journal. This year, Barnes & Noble has expanded the program to include teens and adults. 

    Learn more & download the reading journal



    Half Price Books Feed Your Brain

    Feed Your Brain

    Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week. Once you've reached 300 minutes or more, bring your reading log into your local HPB store to claim your Bookworm Bucks.

    Learn more and get your reading log

    Book It Program Logo

    Book It!

    Sign up for Book It! Click on the picture. If your child reads the correct amount of books, they can earn a free personal pizza from Pizza Hut.


Last Modified on April 28, 2022