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Build A Better World - Kids Summer Reading 2017

About the programs

DeMotte Summer Reading

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Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s “Build a Better World” 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 “Build a Better World” will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each Tuesday at 2 pm, beginning on June 6 with a juggler, Indiana Wild on June 13, a magic show on June 20, Yoga on June 27 (bring a towel or yoga mat), Interactive computer game on July 11 and the program will conclude on July 18 with a party and prizes.

Toddler programs

Toddlers age 2-4, along with their caregivers, are invited to attend half hour long, weekly Summer Story Time sessions, held each Wednesday @ 2 pm in the Children’s Area of the Library throughout the month of June with the following themes: ‘Nature’ on June 7, ‘Block Party’ on June 14, ‘Yoga’ on June 21, and ‘Building Words’ on June 28.

Story Time sessions could consist of stories, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and other fun activities for this age group. Registration is required for these Story Time sessions.

Registrations for all Summer Reading programs begin June 1st and are available online or by visiting or calling the DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte, 219 987-2221.

Rensselaer Summer Reading

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Ages preschool through 12th grade won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library, where this year’s Summer Reading program theme is “Build a Better World.” Sign-ups for Build a Better World begin May 30.

Fun programs will be held each Wednesday at 10 am for ages preschool through grade 5, and reading books throughout the program will earn them the chance to win prizes.

The kickoff for Build a Better World will be held on Tuesday, June 6 @ 5 pm, and includes a visit from ‘The Serious O’Sillies: Juggling to Enrich.’ 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! 

Programs will continue on Wednesday, June 7 from 3-4 pm with an Ice Cream Social, Wednesday, June 14 @ 10 with a visit from Indiana Wild, Wednesday, June 21 @ 10 am with a Magic Show, and on Wednesday, June 28 @ 10 am with Building Block Program with Alice Smith.

Registration is required to attend, and is available online or by visiting or calling the Rensselaer Library, 208 W Susan St., Rensselaer, 219 866-5881.

Wheatfield Summer Reading

Drawing of kids building a city out of recycled materials.

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 “Build a Better World.”

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held beginning May 31, 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 6.

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 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.

There are no events scheduled at this time. Check back for times and dates of your summer reading happenings! For photos of past summer reading events and programs, check out our flickr page or pinterest board.