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Get In The Game - Read! - Summer Reading 2016

DeMotte Teen Summer Reading

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Teens entering grades 6-12 are invited to read books for prizes this summer during “Get in the Game; READ!”

To participate, pick up a reading record sheet at the circulation desk of the DeMotte Library. Weekly programs will also be offered for this age group. Join us each Thursday @ 2 pm for fun activities!

Registrations for Summer Reading programs begin May 31st and are available online at www.myjcpl.org/events or by visiting or calling the DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte, 219 987-2221.                   

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

Books For Bucks - Wheatfield Teen Summer Reading

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to read books for cash prizes this summer! This year’s theme for teens is “Get in the Game; READ!”

Registration for teens to participate in this year’s summer reading program is May 31-June 4, with reading booklets available for pick-up at the library’s circulation desk.

Weekly programs will be offered  as well. Join us each Thursday @ 2 pm for fun activities and programs, just for this age group!

Summer Reading is a great way to keep kids of all ages reading during the summer months, as well as entertain them with fun, age appropriate programs.

Registration is required to attend all Summer Reading Programs @ Wheatfield Library. For more information, visit or call the Wheatfield Library, 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield, 219 956-3774.

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

Rensselaer Teen Summer Reading

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Teens in grades 6-12 are eligible to participate in the library’s “Get in the Game; READ” Summer Reading Event, and weekly programs that are appropriate for this age group will be held on Tuesdays @ 2 pm.

Sign-ups for Get in the Game, READ begin May 31st.

The kickoff for teens participating in this year’s Summer Reading Program will be held on Monday, June 6 with an Ice Cream Social @ 3 pm.

Weekly programs will then begin on June 7 @ 2 pm with ‘Tie Dye’ and continue each week with ‘Guitar Hero,’ ‘Corn Hole Tournament,’ ‘Creative Relay Races,’ and more!

For more information, check back or visit or call the Rensselaer Library, 208 W Susan St., Rensselaer, 219 866-5881.

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

Upcoming Events


Teens-Olympic Games @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Tues Jul 5, 2 p.m.

Teens in grades 5th thru 12th are welcome to join us for our summer reading program where we will be competing in backyard Olympic Games.

Teen summer reading programs are on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. July 5 thru July 12. 

Learn about Indiana Memory

Rensselaer
Wed Jul 6, 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a FREE program to learn about an online database, Indiana Memory.  Indiana Memory can be used to discover ancestors and other facts about Indiana. 

This program is part of our year long Indiana Bicentennial celebration. Registration is not required, but requested. 

Teen Summer Reading-Gaming Day

Wheatfield
Thurs Jul 7, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to join us for some indoor video gaming on the Wii and XBox. Snacks will be provided. Registration is required and will be enabled Thursday, June 30th.

Arrive early with your record sheet and get your tickets filled out and your coupon prizes collected.

Get In The Game: READ - Tumble Loving Care Demonstration

DeMotte
Thurs Jul 7, 2pm

The DeMotte Library invites teens entering grades 6-12 to a demonstration by TLC Tumble Loving Care.

Registration required. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.

Teen-Making Healthy Snacks @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Tues Jul 12, 2 p.m.

Teens in grades 5th thru 12th are welcome to join us for our summer reading program Making Healthy Snacks.  Are you hungry?  Bring your appetite and a friend and join us at the library.  We will be making and EATing healthy snacks.  

Exercise Your Mind-Trivia

Rensselaer
Wed Jul 13, 6-7:00 p.m.

Join us for a program inspired by our Summer Reading theme: Exercise Your Mind.  Bring the family and come exercise your mind with trivia.  All ages are welcome. Registration is not required, but requested. Limit 45.

Teen Summer Reading-Grand Prize Drawings and Party Day

Wheatfield
Thu Jul 14, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to join us for our Grand Prize Drawing and ice cream sundae party.  Registration is required and will be enabled Thursday, July 7th.

Summer READing Finale Party @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Fri Jul 15, 3 p.m.

All children and teens who participated in our summer reading program are invited to our Summer READing Finale party.  Children and teens who completed any weeks on their reading logs will be eligible to win a variety of prizes.

Decorate a Indiana State Cookie

Rensselaer
Tues Jul 19, 6 p.m.

Adults and teens are invited to join us as we decorate Indiana shaped sugar cookies.  We will be learning the basics of decorating sugar cookies.  This program is part of our year long Indiana Bicentennial programs.

Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.  Registration is required, limit 15.