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We’ve been busy reading, and the Vigo County Public Library has rewarded us for pleasure of enjoying good books with PRIZES!
Check out some of the prizes kids can earn!
The dinosaur egg was a hit!
Younger kids can bring home a story time kit.
With books and story props!
Perfect for preschoolers!
It’s not too late to join the 2021 Summer Reading Program!
For the past few years, the library has hosted their programming (and registration) through the Beanstack website and app.
Your kids can receive a free book just for signing up! And after hitting their reading and/or activity goals, kids can pick up their prizes and completion kits.
Read more about how and why to join in our summer reading program in our 2021 post.
Tails and Tales: 2021 Summer Reading Program from the Vigo County Public Library!
Of course a big part of the library’s summer reading program is fun events and at-home kits and activities.
Check out what’s on the Vigo County Public Library’s calendar for July!
Monday, July 5. Little Sprouts–What is Compost? Join this digital program from the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 2-8: Recycle plants, kitchen scraps, and yard cuttings to create a nutrition-rich fertilizer for your garden. Learn how to create your own compost and why it benefits your plants with this short, informational video available at bit.ly/VCPLYouTubeGardening.
Monday, July 12. Little Sprouts–What is Good Soil? Ages 2-8: Don’t be afraid to play in the dirt! Dirt-and a special top layer called soil-are a vital part of the ecosystem that life on Earth needs on to survive. Find out how to identify if your dirt is healthy and what four elements you need to improve the soil in your garden while you enjoy a cup of dirt pudding with this informational video at bit.ly/VCPLYouTubeGardening. Kit registration and pickup begins Monday, June 28.
Tuesday, July 13. Leap into Science: Light and Shadows Preschool Workshop with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 2-5: Hunt for shadows and cast your own using a variety of objects as you and your child explore the way light interacts with the environment. Kit registration and pickup begins Tuesday, June 30. Register to receive a Zoom link.
Thursday, July 15. Maker Kit to Go: These Tails are Sew Sweet! Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own cuddly friend-which animal you get is a surprise! Contact 812.232.1113 for more information. Registration begins Thursday, July 1; kit pickup begins Thursday, July 15 while supplies last. Free!
Saturday, July 17. Vigo County Public Library West Summer Celebration with Kona Ice. Kona Ice Tour begins at 1:00 p.m. at the West Vigo IGA and continues at 1:30 p.m. at the South 7th Street Park. Celebration at West Branch Library begins at 2:00 p.m. All Ages: Cool off this summer with a free Kona Ice and a new book! Kona Ice and Vigo County Public Library will be teaming up to pass out treats at the West Vigo IGA and the South 7th Street Park before heading to West Branch Library for outdoor games, music, and activities. Attend at one location or all three! Limit one Kona Ice and book per person.
Monday, July 26. Jaws at the Moon-Lite Drive-in Theater. Ages 13 & Up: In Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic thriller Jaws, a peaceful beach community descends into chaos when an enormous great white shark attacks beach goers. Local police sheriff Martin Brody works with an oceanographer and a professional fisherman to hunt down the killer. Each car receives free admission and the first 100 cars receive complimentary popcorn. Rated PG. Gates open at 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 27. 1:00 pm. What’s with Animals’ Tails? Ages 5-11: Why do certain animals have tails while others don’t? What do they use those tails for? 4-H Youth Educator Sara Haag will explain the various types of tails animals can have and how they function. FREE program happening at the West Branch Library Shelter.
To officially join the Vigo County Public Library summer reading program (and qualify for your free book!), sign up via vigo.beanstack.org!
You can find the library’s complete calendar of summer events on their website!