ARWPL Address: 23704 Cedar Dr, Waterloo, NE 68069

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We are in the planning stages for the 2020 Summer Reading Program designed to keep children and teens reading throughout the summer months. Studies show children who do not read during the summer, fall an average of 2 months behind, and by fifth grade, can be as much as 2 ½ years behind. Through our library, we strive to instill a life-long love of reading in children. Our summer reading program is a perfect way to, not only keep kids reading all summer, but to also encourage those reluctant readers who soon discover reading is fun!

There will be stories, programs, family entertainment and lots of prizes for everyone. This is where we could use your assistance. Your support will help insure the success of our summer reading program. There are ways for you to support our library and make an impact on our community:

  1. Financial donation with checks made payable to the Friends of the Waterloo Public Library to be used on programming, supplies and prizes.
  2. Offer a coupon that allows patrons to come to your business for a prize or discount. (We will be happy to assist you in creating a coupon if you like.)
  3. Gift certificates for adult meals or passes for our adult drawings.

Thank you for your time and continued commitment to making our Summer Reading Program one of the best around! We appreciate your consideration in supporting your library. If you have any questions, please contact Julie at the above phone number or email address or stop by the library.


While our summer reading planning is continuing, we realize Covid-19’s impact could still be a major factor in whether our program will go on as planned. We will definitely have a Plan B to fall back on and kids will still track their reading time and earn tokens for prizes. We will follow the mitigation strategies and safety guidelines in place at that time to assure the safety and well-being of the public and our staff. Any summer reading contributions not used this year will be carried over to benefit our 2021 Summer Reading Program.

Options for supporting Agnes Robinson Waterloo Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program:

  • I am mailing or dropping off a financial donation.
  • Please contact me to discuss my coupon.
  • I have some novelty items for prizes to drop off or be picked up.
  • I would like to be included on the list of Summer Reading Program supporters on the library’s promotional materials.

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