Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Program 2022

Norma Anders Public Library


Free Summer Programs 

Evening Events

Absolute Science Mega Levitator, Monday, June 20 at 7 p.m. at the Dysart Community Building. This show is a marvelous display at what magnets and conductors can do with energy. You will be amazed at how this show seems to defy logic, as if it was made with magic. A book floating, clear liquid turning black on a time delay, fire on ice, how can it be? This show has sound, lights, and even explosions!

Magic Show, Monday, June 27 at 7 p.m. at the Dysart City Park Gazebo. Magician Rick Eugene is back with his entertaining magic show for all ages! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of fun.

Absolute Science Bubble Stations, Monday, July 11, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Dysart City Park. This is one of the largest mobile bubble outdoor programs in the United States. Their hand-made bubble solution makes bubbles not only bigger, but longer lasting! With hundreds of wands of different shapes and sizes from all over the world, allowing your patrons a wonderful hands-on experience that brings out the child in all of us!

Daytime Events

Story Time in the Park, Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Dysart City Park. We're kicking off our summer reading program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path. Join us for stories, activities and crafts, then stay and play in the park. 

ECICOG Construction Site Mission Story Time, Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. at the Dysart Community Building, lower level.  The construction team is on a mission: tear down a building! Kids will learn about cleaning up at the end of the day, sorting building parts to recycle or reuse, and working together to get the job done.

ISU Tama County Extension Story Time, Wednesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at the Dysart City Park. Listen to a camping story, learn about campfire snacks, and make a fun craft. 

Tama County Conservation Story Time, Wednesday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at the Dysart City Park. Learn about animal tracks with naturalist Brendan Kelly.

*In the event of rain or storms, park events will be held at the Dysart Community Building in the lower level.


Dysart Farmer's Market Outreach

Dysart Farmer's Market Outreach Program, every 2nd Tuesday June through September from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Find us at the Dysart Farmer's Market located at the Dysart City Park every 2nd Tuesday of the month. We're planning activities and crafts for all ages.

On-Going Library Programs All Summer Long

MakerSpace Challenges: Create, build and make with make-and-take crafts, themed building challenges, drawing/coloring projects. We will add new projects or challenges nearly every day.

Kids Color! Tuesdays during normal hours. Color book marks, coloring pages and take our coloring challenge. Display your finished projects at the library.

Kids Build! Thursdays during normal hours. Take our themed challenges. Build with bricks, magnetic tiles, straws and more.


On-Going Programs Starting in July

Bingo, Beads & Bricks, Wednesday mornings in July starting at 10:15 a.m. Play Bingo, create with beads and build with bricks Wednesday mornings at the library.


Summer Reading Challenges

Use the link below to find information about this year's reading challenges.

Calendar of Events

To view the events in calendar format, use the link below.