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Every Hero Has a Story! - Summer Reading 2015

About the programs

DeMotte Summer Reading

Kids ages 4 through 4th grade are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading Program, beginning in June.

With the extra incentives of prizes and fun, weekly programs for kids of this age that are held in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program, children in this age group will be excited to read, read, read during the summer months.

Kids signed up for “Every Hero Has a Story” will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each Tuesday at 2 pm, beginning on June 9. Some programs planned include Christopher the Magician, Twist and Smile Balloons, Indiana Wild and Rory McMahon as Spider Man.

Registrations begin on May 18 and are open to age 4 through grade 4. Summer Reading packets, complete with the reading elements required for children to be eligible for prizes awarded during and at the end of the program, will be available for pick up at the library beginning Monday, June 1.

Registration is available online at www.myjcpl.org or by visiting or calling the library at 987-2221.

For photos of current and summer reading events and programs, check out our flickr page or pinterest board

Rensselaer Summer Reading

Children age preschool through grade 5 won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library, where this year’s Summer Reading program theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”

Beginning May 26, children may sign up to participate in Every Hero Has a Story and attend fun programs each Wednesday at 10 am, while reading books throughout the program that will earn them the chance to win prizes.

The kickoff for Every Hero Has a Story will be held on Wednesday, June 3 @ 3 pm, and includes fun activities and ice cream! If you haven’t had the chance to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program, this is a great chance to do so!

Registration is required to take part in summer reading, and to attend individual programs. Registration is available online  or by visiting or calling the Rensselaer Library at 866-5881.

For photos of past summer reading events and programs, check out our flickr page or pinterest board.

Wheatfield Summer Reading

Kids who like to read and enjoy the summer fun of attending library programs will want to join us at the Wheatfield Library, where this year’s summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.”

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held beginning June 1, and will be available by visiting the Wheatfield Library. Reading packets containing the reading elements to participate in the program are available at the library, and fun, entertaining weekly programs will be held each Tuesday at 10 am beginning June 9.

Completing the required 60 minutes of reading earns children prizes and makes them eligible to win the grand prize drawing, and reading more than the required 60 minutes makes participants eligible for more entries toward the grand prize drawing, so the more you read, the better your chances of winning at the end of the program!

Summer Reading is a great way to keep kids reading during the summer months, as well as entertain them with fun, age appropriate programs. Registration is required to attend. For more information, visit or call the Wheatfield Library, 956-3774.

Summer Reading Registration, ages 4-4th grade

DeMotte
Jun 1, (May 18 - June 1)

Kids ages 4 through 4th grade are invited to our "Every Hero Has a Story" Summer Reading Program beginning in June.  Reading packets will be available beginning June 1 and programs will be held each Tuesday starting June 9 at 2pm.

Summer READing Ice cream Kick off

Rensselaer
Wed Jun 3, 3:00 p.m.

Children and Teens are invited to join us for our Summer READing Ice cream social kick off party.  Stop by the Rensselaer library and have some ice cream and pick up your summer reading folder.  Call 866-5881 with any questions. 

Make a Super Hero Cape

Rensselaer
Thurs Jun 4, 3:00 p.m.

Children ages Pre K thru 5th grade are invited to join us to make a Super Hero Cape.  You can wear your cape to all the summer reading programs.

Summer Reading Sign up Week @Wheatfield

Wheatfield
Jun 1-6

Sign up anytime this week that the library is open and check out books to start reading!

Summer Reading-Magician Visit @Wheatfield

Wheatfield
Jun 9, 10.00 a.m.

Kids in grades K-4, who are registered for summer reading, can attend our program with Magician Christoper Klocek.

Magician Show

Rensselaer
Wed Jun 10, 10 a.m.

Youth Summer Reading progam for ages Pre-K thru 5th grade. This program will be filled with nothing but magic.  Magician Christopher Klocek will perform a magic show that will blow your mind.

Make a Super Hero Mask

Rensselaer
Thurs Jun 11, 3:00 p.m.

Children Pre K thru 5th grade are invited to join us to make a super hero mask.  Come to the library and create a mask that you can take home with you.

Summer Reading-Hero Movie Day @Wheatfield

Wheatfield
Jun 16, 10.00 a.m.

Kids in grades K-4, who are registered for summer reading, can attend our program to watch our special hero movie.

Youth Super Building Day

Rensselaer
Wed Jun 17, 10 a.m.

Children ages Pre K thru 5th grade are welcome to join us for Super Building Day. Come try your hand at building with all different kinds of building materials, including Legos and Lincoln Logs.

Join us and come connect with other kids Youth programs are on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. thru July 8. Call 866-5881 with any questions.

Youth Make a Arm Band

Rensselaer
Thurs Jun 18, 3:00 p.m.

Children Pre K thru 5th grade are welcome to stop by the library and make a super hero arm band and shield.