Adult Reading Program

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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Carl Sagan

Thank you for your interest in participating in the adult summer reading program – Literary ElementsParticipation is easy…all you have to do is READ! Pick up your packet beginning on June 1st from any library service desk to get started. Whenever you read or listen to a book, simply fill out one of the entry forms in your packet and turn it into any Urbandale Public Library service desk. Your name will be entered into the weekly prize drawing, as well as the grand prize drawing at the conclusion of the program (participant information on entry forms is kept confidential and will not be used for any purpose other than the prize drawings). Thanks to several generous sponsors, we have lots of great prizes to award again this year!

Please see the list of sponsors below who donated prizes for the drawings. Be sure to thank them for their generosity.


  • Only one entry per person per week (Mon-Sun)
  • One drawing per week will be held beginning June 9th
  • Non-winning entries will not carry over to later drawings
  • ALL entry forms will be entered in the grand prize drawing
  • All participants turning in at least one entry form will receive a free gift – while supplies last
  • Books must be read or listened to during the program – June 1st through August 2nd
  • All entry forms must be completed entirely and submitted by August 2nd


  • Ÿ1 Hour Massage
  • Ÿ$5-$25 Restaurant Gift Certificates
  • Free menu items & coupons


  • B-Bop’s – Urbandale
  • Big Sky Bread Company
  • Carlos O’Kelly’s
  • Chapters Cafe – Mustards
  • Des Moines Buccaneers
  • Friedrichs Coffee – Urbandale
  • Godfather’s Pizza
  • Health & Harmony Massage Therapy
  • Iowa Barnstormers
  • Iowa Wild
  • OverTime
  • Palmer’s Deli
  • Panchero’s Mexican Grill – Urbandale
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sam & Louie’s Pizza