Start: Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 01:00 pm
End: Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 04:00 pm

The 2024 Summer Reading Kickoff will be held Thursday, June 20, on the Capitol Lawn in Bismarck! K-12 students will receive a free book (while supplies last), and the event will feature several "Meet the Author" opportunities. Area partners will be on-site to provide interactive and informative activities.

Authors include:
• Melissa Ahonen, author of “Willow Witch Saves Christmas,” “It's Great to be Me: Daily Affirmations for Children” and “Aspen's Magical Mermaid Necklace"
• Linda Donlin, author of “The Magic of Medora”
• Callen Kropp, author of “Ozzy Ox”
• Lindsey Miller, author of “The Girl in Lime Green Jeans”
• Max Patzner, author of “Wild & The Animal Band”
• Kat Socks, author of "Pickles the Dog” series: “Adopted in North Dakota,” “A Christmas Tradition,” “Goes to School” and “I'm a Spinosaurus, Bigger Than a T. Rex”
• Linsdey Undlin, author of “Stolen” and “Spiral”
• Lucas Wurtz, author of "Oscar the Little Pumper,” Bob the BIG Pumper” and “One Pebble Away”
• Jessie Veeder, author of “Prairie Princess”

Other partners include:
• FOMO 10/40 Creamery
• Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library
• North Dakota Department of Water Resources
• North Dakota State Library
• North Dakota's Gateway to Science
• Shade Tree Players
• Theo Art School
• Miss Sparkles
• North Dakota Department of Agriculture