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Get In The Game - Read! - Summer Reading 2016

DeMotte Teen Summer Reading

Drawing of athletic shoes on a pile of books.

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

Drawing of a soccer ball.

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


Teen Volunteer/Advisory Meeting

DeMotte
Thurs Jun 2, 4-5pm

Open to ages 11-17, this meeting will provide an overview of the Summer Reading Program and how our volunteers can help make our program a success.

Registration required, begins May 12. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.

Summer READing Ice cream Kick off @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Mon Jun 6, 3 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.

Teen-Tie Dye @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Tues Jun 7, 2 p.m.

Teens in grades 5th thru 12th are welcome to join us for our summer reading Tie Dyeing program.  Bring in different items to dye socks, t-shirts or headbands. 

Teen Summer Reading-BINGO!

Wheatfield
Thu Jun 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to come and play BINGO! Registration is required and will be enabled Tuesday, May 31. Snacks and prizes will be provided.

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

'Get in the Game: READ!' - Lifesize Hungry Hippos

DeMotte
Thurs Jun 9, 2pm

Summer Reading activity for teens entering grades 6-12.

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

Teen-Guitar Hero @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Tues Jun 14, 2 p.m.

Teens in grades 5th thru 12th are welcome to join us to play Wii Guitar Hero.  Bring a friend and come join the fun. 

Teen summer reading programs are on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. June 14 thru July 12.  Call 866-5881 to register or register online.

Teen Summer Reading-Movie Day

Wheatfield
Thu Jun 16, 2:00-4:15 p.m.

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to come and watch a movie about the life of track star Jesse Owens. This program will be longer than usual as the movie has a run time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. 

Get In The Game: READ - Movie Day

DeMotte
Thurs Jun 16, 2pm

Teen Summer Reading Programs continue at the DeMotte Library with a showing of a sport related movie.

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

Teen Corn Hole Tournament @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Tues Jun 21, 2 p.m.

Teens in grades 5th thru 12th are welcome to join us for our summer reading program Corn Hole Tournament.  Gather all your friends and see who will win. 

Teen summer reading programs are on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. June 21 thru July 12.

Teen Summer Reading-T-Shirt Craft Day

Wheatfield
Thu Jun 23, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to come and bring a t-shirt to transform. We will offer Sharpie Tye Dying and ideas for cutting your t-shirt and remaking it into a cool summer fashion statement.

Teen-Creative Relay Races @ Rensselaer

Rensselaer
Tues Jun 28, 2 p.m.

Teens in grades 5th thru 12th are welcome to join us for our summer reading program Creative Relay Races.  Come join the fun and bring a friend. Teen summer reading programs are on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. June 28 thru July 14. 

Teen Summer Reading-Field Day @ the Library!

Wheatfield
Thu Jun 30, 2:00-3:30 pm

Teens who have completed grades 4-11 are invited to join us for some outdoor field day fun, including running races and playing games! Registration is required and will be enabled Thursday, June 23rd.

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

Teens-Build 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 Building Olympic Games for the Youth program on Wed. July 6. 

Calling all teens we need your HELP!  We are looking for fun and hardworking teens to help construct games and try them out to use for our youth program. 

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.

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.  

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.