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June 3, 2011 2:14 pm3 comments

Kids of all ages, kickoff your summer fun at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) with the Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival on Saturday, June 4 from noon to 4 p.m.!  Play games, win fun prizes, knock one of the teen volunteers into the dunk tank, and signup for the “One World, Many Stories” Summer Reading Program.  All of these great activities and more are FREE for the entire family!

When you need a little break from all of the fun and excitement visit the FRIENDS Bookstore for some real bargains, then stop across  the hall at Cam’s Coffee House for fabulous food and drinks!  Just think, you get entertainment,  fun, check-out library materials, and sign-up for the summer reading program all for FREE and then buy a book and have lunch for around $5.00!  No where else in the Quad Cities can you get all of this excitement for such a great deal!

Kids and teens receive a free book for their half-way prize and the first 1600 finishers (total of all age groups combined) receive a FREE summer reading t-shirt.  Also, upon completion enter your name into a drawing for a chance to win an i-Pod Touch, a Color Nook, or a giant stuffed tiger!    The summer reading program ends August 4 at the Bix Porch Party, featuring Don Estes and the Prairie Area Ramblers, clowns, a stilt walker, and much more!

Keep track of all our fun activities throughout the year on our blogs at or go now to and visit the “Calendar of Events” for a list of all of the AWESOME SUMMER FUN at YOUR DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY!


  • Tammy M

    My 2 sons and I went on Saturday and we had a blast. The kids loved the games and couldn’t collect the tickets fast enough. We had even called our different family members to meet us there and the entire family had a great time. As far as our Summer Reading Program logs, the kids are half way through the first half as they are reading at least 30 minutes a day. And I have gone to extra lengths to let the kids “catch me reading”. It makes them want to pick up a book all the more.

  • The grandchildren have participated in the summeyr reading for years. They have had so much fun and love the competition between the grade schools for most hours spent reading. My granddaughter called me in April to make sure I would take them to sign up for the program this summer.

  • Ali K.

    We just moved back to the area from Clinton. Its such a joy to have such a nice, open space to go to like the Fairmount Branch. We are taking full advantage of all the activities.

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