Youth Summer Reading

Discover Oceans of Possibilities Right Here in U City

Summer Reading returns to the University City Public Library! Those young people who would like to participate can begin tracking their reading on Friday, May 13.

We will be having in-person, masked programming as well as Take & Make activities for families that feel more comfortable taking their fun home!

Our teen volunteers will be taking report at our temporary location at 6900 Delmar Blvd. Tracking sheets can be picked up at the library starting May 13! Earn a reward for the time you read, a chance at MORE PRIZES each time you fill your tracking sheet, and qualify to win one of our GRAND PRIZES.

To earn these fantastic prizes, our smallest patrons (birth – 4), count the number of BOOKS read. For folks over the age of 4, track the number of MINUTES spent reading. Recording sheets can be picked up at the library or downloaded and printed from the links below.

We are also welcoming a variety of different performers to our library this summer. From bubbles to fire eating, traditional dances to storytelling, this summer has something fun for everyone! For the exact time and date of each program see our online calendar or pick up a flyer at the library!

At Home
Throughout the summer our Youth Services librarians will be creating colorful, engaging Take & Make activities that can be picked up at the library. Geared toward the Preschool, Grade School, and Teen makers, these activities are meant to show the Oceans of Possibilities for fun available to your family in the comfort of your own home.

We are so happy to once again have our teen volunteers back at the library. These volunteers will be helping us by listening to readers report, doing computer based data entry, packaging prizes, and much more! If you or a teen you know is interested in earning volunteer hours at the library, stop by Youth Services for an application, download one of the applications below, or email us at for more information!