7 Reasons to Join the Vigo County Public Library Summer Reading Program

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7 Reasons to Join the Vigo County Public Library Summer Reading Program

There’s a lot competing for your attention over summer break. Here are seven reasons why we think the Vigo County Public Library summer reading program is worth your time and attention! Already convinced? Sign up HERE after June 1st! 

1. Free books and prizes. Every child who reads this summer gets a book to keep!

Teens and adults get a chance to win weekly prizes. Everyone has a chance to win a grand prize for his/her age group.

  • Family Literacy: Complete 20 activities on your bingo card and bring it to your Library location to receive your own book to keep and to be entered in the grand prize drawing.
  • Kids: Read 10 books or 10 hours and bring your reading log to your Library location to receive your own book to keep and to be entered in the grand prize drawing.
  • Teens and Adults: Track what you read and the hours you spend reading this summer.

Log your hours online for the chance to win weekly prizes and to be entered into the grand prize drawing.

2. Parties! One of my favorite features of the summer reading program is that the library host fun (and free) summer parties! In June, you can rock out at the West Branch to celebrate summer. And in July, celebrate your reading accomplishments with a finale party at the main branch. Free food, bounce house, and activities for all ages. 


3) Prevent the summer slide. You’ve heard of the summer slide, right? A summer reading program can help prevent kids from losing the progress they made during the past school year. Read picture books out loud, read a chapter of a great book before bed, read outside in the backyard, maybe even let your child sneak a flashlight under the blankets to finish that the last of their favorite page-turner. It is summer, after all.  The summer reading program at the library might be the motivation your child needs to keep thumbing through the pages of a good book.

4) Maker Camp. Tweens and young teens (ages 11-14) will love to make, create, craft, hack and tinker this summer at the Vigo County Public Library! Session themes include LED magnetic dart boards, stomp rockets, canjo, instrument creation (“make it sing”), and more!

5) Cooking classes + Bricks 4 Kidz activities.  Kids who aren’t quite old enough for tinkering at Maker Camp will love the nutrition and cooking classes (offered by Purdue Extension) and the Bricks 4 Kidz classes that encourage kids to build, code, and dance.

6) Storytime. No summer library schedule would be complete without storytime! This summer, there are options for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, outdoor adventurers, and bedtime bookworms!

7) It’s all free! The library staff members work hard to provide you with free family fun. We’ve shared highlights in this post, but you’ll want to click over to check out the complete event guide online or you can pick up your printed event guide at the library.

Click HERE to Sign up for the Vigo County Public Library Summer Reading Program! 

Already enrolled? Don’t forget to log your reading hours

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