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The 2023 Summer Reading Program has ended. Thank you to all our participants for another fantastic year! Check back later for information about the 2024 Summer Reading Program.

2023 Summer Reading Program Raffle Prize Winners

Summer Reading Program Raffle Prize Winners

Congratulations to the 2023 Summer Reading Program raffle prize winners:

Nature Watching – Alice
Kids Kindle – Emily
Kindle Fire 8 – Sarah
Camping Set – Sean
Cornhole Game – Kara
Kids Music Set – Lincoln
Tricycle – Kate
Scooter – Brody

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Summer Reading Program!

All Together Now, with drawing of two children transporting books

June 5 – July 22, 2023

The Summer Reading Program is for all ages and 100% free to participate! For every 10 hours you read, read to someone else, or listen to someone read, you’ll receive a chance in the raffle. Record your reading hours and select the raffle prize you would like to have a chance to win.

The last day to record your reading hours and enter the prize raffle is Saturday, July 22. The raffle drawing will be held following the end of the program. Winners will be notified by a phone call.

Sign Up

Signing up is easy! Download a reading log and keep track of your reading hours at home. There are also reading logs available in Youth Services that you may take home.

 

2023 Summer Reading Program reading log. Each circle equals one hour of reading. Read for 10 hours and receive a free book plus a chance to win a raffle prize! Each additional 10 hours of reading, receive another chance to win a raffle prize!

Record Your Reading Hours

 

QR code - scan to log reading hours for the 2023 Summer Reading ProgramClick here to record your hours and enter the raffle, or scan the QR code. After every 10 hours of reading, you’ll receive another entry for the raffle, so make sure you select which prize you would like to try to win. The last day to record your reading hours and enter the raffle is Saturday, July 22.

For more information, please call Youth Services at 219-873-3045.

Prizes

Earn a chance to win a fantastic prize–just for reading! For every ten (10) hours that you read, are read to, or read to someone else, you’ll receive a chance in the raffle for an amazing prize, like a Kindle, a lighted scooter, camping set, cornhole game, toddler music set, and more! Raffle winners will be notified by a phone call following the end of the Summer Reading Program.

2023 Summer Reading Program prize list

Weekly Family Movies and a Craft

Join us for free family movies and craft projects on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program. Movies begin at 10:00 A.M. Kids 17 years old and younger who arrive by 10:15 A.M. will receive a chance to win the DVD! Light refreshments served.

Join us for free family movies on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program. In The Bad Guys, notorious criminals Mr. Wolf, Mr. Snake, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Shark and Ms. Tarantula are finally caught after a lifetime of legendary heists. To avoid a prison sentence, the animal outlaws must pull off their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens. Under the tutelage of their mentor, Professor Marmalade, the dubious gang sets out to fool the world that they’re turning good. Rated PG. Runtime 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Children 17 years old and younger who arrive by 10:15 A.M. will receive a chance to win the movie! Light refreshments served.

The Bad Guys movie poster image

Join us for free family movies on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program. In Up, 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredicksen, is about to fulfill a lifelong dream. Tying thousands of balloons to his house, he flies away to the South American wilderness. But curmudgeonly Carl’s worst nightmare comes true when he discovers a little boy named Russell is a stowaway aboard the balloon-powered house. A Pixar animation. Rated PG. Runtime 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Children 17 years old and younger who arrive by 10:15 A.M. will receive a chance to win the movie! Light refreshments served.

Up movie poster

Join us for free family movies on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program. In Onward, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when dear Mom finds out her sons are missing, she teams up with the legendary manticore to bring her beloved boys back home. Rated PG. Runtime 1 hour, 42 minutes.

Children 17 years old and younger who arrive by 10:15 A.M. will receive a chance to win the movie! Light refreshments served.

Onward movie poster

Join us for free family movies on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program. Lovable Sulley (John Goodman) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it’s the monsters who are scared silly, and it’s up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. Rated PG. Runtime 1 hour, 36 minutes.

Children 17 years old and younger who arrive by 10:15 A.M. will receive a chance to win the movie! Light refreshments served.

Monsters, Inc. film scene

Join us for free family movies on Thursdays during the Summer Reading Program. Ever since he was a kid monster, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) has dreamed of becoming a Scarer. To make his dream a reality, he enrolls at Monsters University. During his first semester, he meets Sulley (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. Sulley and Mike engage in a fierce rivalry that ultimately gets them both kicked out of MU’s elite Scare Program. To make things right, Mike and Sulley — along with a bunch of misfit monsters — will have to learn to work together. A prequel to Monsters, Inc. Rated PG. Runtime 1 hour, 44 minutes.

Children 17 years old and younger who arrive by 10:15 A.M. will receive a chance to win the movie! Light refreshments served.

Monsters University film image

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