Michigan City Public Library
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100 E. 4th Street, Michigan City, IN 46360, phone 219 - 873 - 3044 fax 219 - 873 - 3067

      Summer Reading Program

On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!
June 13 - July 23, 2016


Let's celebrate the joy of reading and earn a fun reward along the way!

Read anything you like: books, e-books, magazines, newspapers, and more. Listen to audiobooks. Listen while someone reads to you. Earn prizes for the number of hours that you read.

Children: 15 hours = a prize

Adults: 30 hours = a prize

Fill out a reading log at the library's Youth Services desk to record your hours. The last day to record your hours is July 23, 2016.


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Jim GillEvents

Summer Reading Program Kick-off: Entertainer Jim Gill
Thursday, June 16, 10:00 am

Let's kick off the Summer Reading Program as we sing, dance, and play together! Jim Gill, the award-winning children's singer/entertainer, will delight both young and old. Jim Gill is a musician, author, and child development specialist. He has released six CD of music play for children, and has performed across the world. Don't miss this free celebration!

Summer Story Time
Wednesdays, June 22 - July 20, 10:00 amStory Time

Children and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, and crafts during this time designed for parent/guardian and child interaction. Please arrive a few minutes early to receive a name tag. For ages birth-5 years, with an adult.

Pop Up Story Time
Fridays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:00am

Enjoy a new twist on our popular Story Time. Children ages 6-12 are invited to choose their favorite picture books and read them to other children!

Weekly Family Programs Every Thursday!

Film Showing: Disney's Herculesfilm poster
Thursday, June 23, 10:00am

Hercules (Tate Donovan), a son of gods, was snatched as a baby by Hades (James Woods) and forced to live among mortals as a half-man, half-god. Now a teenager, Hercules needs to perform a rite of passage on Earth to prove himself worthy of living with the gods on Mount Olympus. With his plucky satyr sidekick, Philoctetes (Danny DeVito), along for the ride, Hercules must learn how to use his strength to defeat a series of evil creatures. Children under 18 will be eligible to win a DVD of the movie. Light refreshments will be served. Rated G.

Summer OlympicsOlympic rings
Thursday, June 30, 10:00am

Experience a variety of hands-on, physical activities that will get you up and moving, and ready for the Summer Olympics.

Hula Hoop Funtwo children with hula hoops
Thursday, July 7, 10:00am

Join us for hula hoop fun! Families will have a great time exercising their minds and their bodies at this interactive Summer Reading program.

Bocce Ballbocce balls
Thursday, July 14, 10:00am

Join us for bocce ball! Families will have a great time exercising their minds and their bodies at this interactive Summer Reading program.

STEAM Ahead Kids: Robo Wheels
Thursday, July 21, 10:00am

Use paper plates and string to put together and decorate wheels that can race and jump ramps in this interactive science program for the family!

Summer Reading Program Finale: Madcap Puppetsman with puppet
Thursday, July 28, 10:00 am

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with this larger than life traveling puppet show! Giant puppets bring the tale alive through songs, stories and poems.

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What Should I Read?

Anything you like! Looking for book suggestions? Try these:

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Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks for your smartphone, tablet, or Windows PC for free! Find popular fiction, non-fiction, and picture books for children, teens, and adults. Log in with your Michigan City library card number and PIN.

Novelist K-8

NoveList K-8 Plus has fiction and nonfiction suggestions for young readers and listeners. Find new authors, titles and series based on books you love, or search by genre or subject. Log in with your library card number.


Teens and adults, are you looking for more books by your favorite author, or want to find similar authors? Not sure of the next book in the series you're reading? Found a book you love and want more books like it? Try NoveList, the online readers' resource that helps you uncover your next great read. Log in with your library card number.


Get great book suggestions sent directly to your email by signing up for NextReads, our reading advice email service! Each month, we profile great new and classic reads in e-newsletters sent right to your e-mail.

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Need More Info?

If you have any questions for our Youth Services staff, contact us at:

Michigan City Public Library
Youth Services
100 E. 4th St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

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