Summer Reading starts June 1st! This year's theme is BUILD A BETTER WORLD!
There are programs and activities for children, teens, and adults. Check our CALENDAR to see all of the exciting things going on!
Any child, from birth through 6th grade, can sign up at the library on or after June 1st. Everybody who signs up receives a reading log to track 400 minutes of reading. For every 100 minutes read, kids win a prize. When 400 minutes are reached, exciting things happen! For the first 400 minutes read, each child receives a FREE book to keep. Each child will also receive an entry to one prize drawing of their choosing. Prizes include tickets to attractions like King's Island, the Indiana State Fair, Indianapolis Indians, Sky Zone, Science Central, Climb Time Indy, and the Muncie Children's Museum. There is also a chance to win LEGO and DUPLO sets, and an iPad Air 2! Kids who complete 400 minutes also receive a ticket to the library's Splish Splash Summer Reading Bash, a pool party at Brown's pool JUST for kids who read 400 minutes or more. Don't forget to check our calendar for summer reading events scheduled throughout the program!
Anybody in 6th through 12th grade can sign up for the teen summer reading program on or after June 1st. Upon signup, teens will receive three pieces of candy and a summer reading log. Reading logs help record books and pages read, and logs are complete after four books are read. For each completed log, readers may choose three pieces of candy from the prize box at the main desk. Each completed log is good for one entry into a weekly $10 prize drawing. Non-winning entries are entered into the final grand prize drawing for a $150 gift card to the place of the teen's choosing. Logs turned in at teen summer reading events are worth two entries. Because we are "building a better world," volunteering is also encouraged. Teens who complete volunteer logs will also be entered into weekly and grand prize drawings. Any completed log provides eligibility to attend the "End of Summer Reading Lock-In" scheduled for Tuesday, July 18th and 19th. Be sure to check our calendar for teen summer reading events scheduled throughout the program. There are loads of opportunities to learn, watch, cook, play, and create.
Why should kids have all the fun? Summer reading is for adults too! Anybody aged 16 and older can choose to join the adult summer reading program on or after June 1st. The Adult Summer Reading program is a great opportunity to read, help your community, and win prizes. Participants can sign up at the library on or after June 1st. When you sign up, you will receive entry forms for each weekly prize drawing. To enter the drawing, just read a book and do a good deed. Fill out the form with your name, basic information about the book, and at least one way that you contributed to your community during the week. We will be giving away $20 gift cards to Amazon or Aldi (your choice) every week. The final prize drawing is for a $50 gift card! Read books, better your community, and win prizes. It's a WIN-WIN-WIN!
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