Summer Spark


Summer Learning Program
June 1 - August 31, 2021


Summer Spark is supported by The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, MELSA, KARE-11, the Star Tribune, and Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.


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!

Kids and teens can earn book prizes, bookmarks, and journals.

Log Your Reading

Summer Spark 2021

Reading recommendations for Summer Spark 2021.


Check out our online calendar for outside in-person programming at your local library.


Enjoy virtual performances -- music, magic, dance, and more!

Featured this week: The Rosie Posies!

The Rosie Posies

This dynamic duo leads you on an exploration of musical styles featuring vocals, ukulele, and percussion instruments.

Presented by MELSA and funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

After the show, let us know what you thought. Take a quick survey. Thanks!

Story Strolls

Story Strolls are available at City parks and library grounds this summer.

Find oversized storybooks for families to enjoy reading and strolling outside at Arlington HillsBattle CreekLangford Park, and West Minnehaha parks and recreation centers.

Find out more about Story Strolls!

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!

Kits available all summer while supplies last.


Your summer. Your choice.

Read and rate books and earn great prizes.

2021 Book Picks

Teen Summer Spark 2021

Recommended titles for Teen Summer Spark 2021


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