Reading Colors Your World

Get ready to color your world this summer with Great River Regional Library's 2021 Summer Reading Program!

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) will kick off the annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) on Monday, June 7th, continuing through Saturday, August 7th.

Registration begins on Monday, June 7th, and can be done in the Beanstack app, visiting, or by visiting your local library during open hours. Participants can track their reading in the Beanstack app or by using a paper slip, which can be returned to any manual book drop. Participants will also be eligible for prize drawings during and at the end of the program. Each branch offers a unique assortment of SRP prizes!

This summer’s theme is Reading Colors Your World. The broad motif of “colors” provides a context for exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, as well as developing programming that demonstrates how libraries and reading can expand your world through kindness, growth, and community. Library users young and old will be encouraged to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity. The program is open to all kids, ages 0-18. The program divided into three categories: pre-readers (ages 0-3), age 3 to 6th grade, and teens.

Our mission of the program is simple: Encourage children and teens to read throughout the summer! Summer reading isn’t just fun; it’s extremely beneficial. Regular reading goes far in combating the “summer slide,” the phenomenon of students losing academic footing during a long academic break. Students who join public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate – in some cases, significantly higher.

Learn more on our GRRL SRP page! Learn more about Beanstack here.


Special thank you to our 2021 SRP Sponsors!

2021 Summer Reading Program Sponsors:


  • Bernatello's Foods

  • Blattner Energy

  • Central MN Noon Optimist Club

$750 sponsors:

  • St. Cloud Industrial Products

$500 sponsors:

  • St. Michael-Albertville Women of Today
  • Quinlivan & Hughes P.A. 
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