Reading Colors Your World  – 2021 Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Activity Postcards

Four postcards will be mailed to you over the summer – they are packed with fun reading activities!

> Click on the postcard below to sign up.

Bookmark Design Contest

You can create our newest bookmark – to be shared at ALS libraries in our 7 county Northeast Minnesota area. Send in your entry by August 27th.

> Download and print the template and instructions by clicking below.

Activity & Coloring Booklets

Download & print, just highlight your choice:


Arrowhead Library System is a proud supporter of summer and winter reading programming throughout our seven county region.  Regional patrons may participate in programming through Mail-A-Book, by visiting the ALS Bookmobile, or by signing up at your local participating public library.  Themes vary from year to year, but program activities always support literacy development and encourage life long library use.  These programs are optional for public libraries — to find out if your local library is offering a summer or winter reading program, please visit our Member Public Library page for contact information.

2021 ALS Summer Reading Program – 
Calling all kids!  Arrowhead Library System invites kids and families of all ages living in Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, and St. Louis counties to COLOR YOUR WORLD by participating in two exciting and engaging summer programs this year!

Get out your crayons, markers, pens, pencils or paint to create a bookmark highlighting all of the colorful things that surround you!  ALS is offering a Reading Colors Your World Bookmark Design Contest.  Kids of all ages are encouraged to print off the bookmark template by clicking HERE.  Entries must be submitted via mail and postmarked on or before August 27, 2021.  Prizes will be awarded for the five most creative submissions.  Entries can be mailed to:

Arrowhead Library System Bookmark Design Contest
5528 Emerald Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN  55768

ALS is also offering a Reading Colors Your World Summer Activity Postcard Program this year.  Kids who sign up will receive four activity postcards throughout the summer months encouraging them to be creative, to explore, and to learn new things.  All kids in a household may sign up to participate as we know it’s always fun to get mail!  Program is geared towards kids of all ages and their family members, however anyone can participate!   To sign up, visit and complete the form for each participant.

Feel free to print a copy of our summer reading activity and coloring booklets!









2021 Winter Reading Program – Every year, the Arrowhead Library System Graphic Designer creates themed Winter Reading Program materials for member libraries, including posters, bookmarks, and reading logs for youth and teens.  Our 2021 ALS Winter Reading Program theme is Get Your Hands on a Good Book!