Dig Into Reading this summer @ the Main Library…

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We’ve got Summer Reading Programs for ALL ages!

The Summer Reading Program is designed to be a motivational element in encouraging children and families to read together and to broaden their reading experiences during the summer months. Club participants of all ages may come and participate in Reading Club any time the library is open.  Please remember -

  • All materials are now checked out at the main circulation desk located inside the library entrance.
  • Books that children wish to count for Reading Club credit need to be returned at the children’s information desk.  
  • Books will not count for reading club credit  if they are returned in the library drop boxes.
 June 3rd -first day to check out books for Reading Club credit.
July 19th – last day to check out books for Reading Club credit.
July 20th – last day to return books for Reading Club credit.

 

Summer Reading Club programs

@ the Main Library include:

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 Dig Into A Book

Birth-Preschool Club

For every 6 books listened to, participants will add a paper cut-out of a vegetable to our Children’s Room garden display. The goal for this group is to listen to 42 books and receive 7 different items to display.  Families with more than one child in the Birth-Preschool & the Picture Book Clubs may share books. Only 18 books may be counted for Club credit per week.  Please remind staff when books are returned that they are to be shared.

PRIZES

6 books – Eligible to come to the ending carnival where you will receive a certificate, activity sheets, and fun prizes.
21 books – Free bowling pass to Oak Lanes, free skating pass to West Park Skate, a free ticket to a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game, and one food coupon.
42 books – Coupons for free ice cream at First Street Dairy Queen & choice of a paperback book.

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Students in grades K-6 may join one of the following 2 clubs:

Moles-in-burrow-roundedBurrow Into A Book

 (Picture Book Club)

For every 6 books participants read or listen to, they will move a small paper marker bearing their name to one of seven different shelves. Each shelf represents a different animal which is burrowing underground. Their goal is to complete 42 books.  Children in this group may share books with participants in the preschool group.

PRIZES

6 books –Eligible to come to the ending carnival where you will receive a certificate, activity sheets, and fun prizes.
 21 books – Free bowling pass to Oak Lanes, free skating pass to West Park Skate, a free ticket to a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game, and one food coupon
42 books – Coupon for free ice cream at First Street Dairy Queen & choice of a paperback book.

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Tunnel Into A Book

(Chapter Book & Nonfiction Book Club)

For every four books read, members will move a small paper ant through underground tunnels on a wall display. Their goal is to read 16 books and they will advance after every 4 books read. From the 16 books read, readers may choose to complete an optional Reading Record Card (see diagram on next page) for an added prize.  The Reading Record Cards will be kept on a table by the display.  It is the child’s responsibility to see that the books are recorded. Please notify staff when this card is completed so you may receive your prize.

Completion of Reading Record Card = Grab Bag full of surprises

PRIZES

4 books – Eligible to come to the ending party where you will receive a certificate, activity sheets, and fun prizes.
8 books – Free bowling pass to Oak Lanes, free skating pass to West Park Skate, a free ticket to a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game, and one food coupon.
16 books – Coupon for free ice cream at First Street Dairy Queen  & choice of a paperback book

 Note: Students just completing 6th grade may choose to join the Young Adult Reading Club called Make Reading A Hobbit instead.

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Summer Reading Club Carnival

All summer reading club participants who reach the first level in their reading group are invited to attend the Reading Program carnival. Prize packets may be picked up at the library after July 26th if you are unable to attend. Packets must be picked up by August 31st.

carnival balloons Thursday, July 25

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Friday, July 26

10am – 12 Noon

Come anytime between the hours listed on the day that’s most convenient for you!

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Make Reading a Hobbit title

(Young Adult Reading Club)

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Readers will be challenged to read up to 10 books selected from specific categories and of their free choice. As they read, participants will be given optional trivia questions. Those w
2013-06 teen spin & win graphicYoung Adult Reading Club participants are automatically eligible to enter the Teen Spin & Win Disc Throwing Contest, which begins June 3 and ends July 20.ho correctly solve the trivia questions have a chance to win weekly trivia prizes, and will be eligible for the grand prize drawings at the end of the program.

All Young Adult Summer Reading Club members are also invited to attend or be a performer at the Coffeehouse Experience & Open Mic Night on Tuesday, July 9.  A combination of improv and talent show, this event is open to the public – come to perform, or just to enjoy – but be sure to register so we’ll have enough goodies for everyone!

 

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Groundbreaking Poster RGBGroundbreaking Reads @ Your Library

(Adult Summer Reading Club)

Why should kids have all the fun this summer?  Groundbreaking Reads @ Your Library encourages adults ages 18+ to broaden their reading & listening experiences.  Adult patrons may participate as little or as much as they please, and may check out any book or item of their choice for credit in the summer reading program.   Each time adults return library items, they receive a small prize and place a new entry into the weekly and grand prize drawings.  Participants can also check out featured items or complete weekly puzzles & trivia questions for added incentives.

 

 

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Summer Reading Club programs @ the Markle Branch Library include:

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Dig Into A Book

 Birth-Preschool Club

For every 6 books participants read or listen to, they will add a paper cutout of a vegetable to our garden display. Their goal is to complete 42 books and to receive 7 different vegetables to place on the display.  Children in this group may share books with other participants.  Prizes are awarded at half way when they complete 21 books and then again at completion of 42 books.

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Grades K- 6, Chapter Book & Nonfiction Book Club

For every four books read, members will move a sticker bearing their name to one of 4 different animal burrows. Their goal is to read 16 books and they will advance after every 4 books read. Prizes are awarded half way when 8 books are completed and again at completion of 16 books. From the 16 books read, readers may choose to complete an optional Reading Record Card for an added prize.

Note: Students just completing 6th grade may choose to join the Young Adult Reading Club called Make Reading a Hobbit instead.

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Young Adult Reading Program:  grades 6 – 12Hobbit Eriador map

Readers will be challenged to read up to 10 books selected from specific categories and of their free choice. As they read, participants will be given optional trivia questions. Those who correctly solve the trivia questions have a chance to win weekly trivia prizes, and will be eligible for the grand prize drawings at the end of the program.

2013-06 teen spin & win graphicYoung Adult Reading Club participants are automatically eligible to enter the Teen Spin & Win Disc Throwing Contest, which begins June 3 and ends July 20.

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Adult Summer Reading Program

Why should kids have all the fun this summer?  “Groundbreaking Reads @ Your Library” encourages adults ages 18+ to broaden their reading & listening experiences.  Adult patrons may participate as little or as much as they please, and may check out any book or item of their choice for credit in the summer reading program.   Each time adults return library items, they receive a small prize and place a new entry into the weekly and grand prize drawings.  Participants can also check out featured items or complete weekly puzzles & trivia questions for added incentives.

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Summer Reading Club

Celebration & Wrap-Up Party

10am Saturday, July 20 @ the Markle Branch

197 East Morse Street, Markle

Summer reading club participants ages birth – 18 are invited to come to the wrap-up party and celebrate their reading accomplishments with games, activities, snacks, & fun!

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Special thanks go to the Friends of the Library &  Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority for their generosity and support for HCTPL’s summer reading programs for all ages.

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SUMMER READING CLUB GUIDELINES

  1. Participants need their own library card to belong to Reading Club.
  2. After the participants have completed their reading goal, we hope they will continue to read even more.  We will give stickers to those who continue and they can continue to sign up for prize of the week.
  3. Magazines, pamphlets, cassettes, CD’s, and encyclopedias may be checked out, but they do not count for reading club credit.  However, books that come in a hanging bag with CD’s and cassettes do count for reading club credit.
  4. No more than 18 books will be counted for Reading Club per week for Dig Into A Book and Burrow Into A Book. No more than 8 books will be counted per week for Tunnel Into A Book.
  5. All items need to be checked out at the library’s main circulation desk. To count for reading club credit all books must be returned to the Children’s Department desk where participants will receive their reading club items. Books will not count if returned in the library drop boxes.
  6. Because of heavy demands during the summer, students may be limited in the number of certain types of books they can check out.

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Sponsors

The Summer Reading Club is supplied by donations from many local businesses. The businesses listed below have sponsored the Summer Reading Club in some way, whether it’s donating prizes or money to fund events, for which the library is extremely grateful.

  • Friends of the Library
  • Huntington Nursery & Florist
  • Lahr’s Mowing and Landscape
  • Park Drive Oil
  • Sigma Phi Gamma
  • Ace Hardware
  • Zahm Greenhouses
  • Owens North and South
  • Pizza Hut
  • Subway
  • Dairy Queen – Markle
  • Markle Bank
  • West Park Skate
  • Tin Caps
  • Oak Lanes Bowling
  • Applebee’s
  • Arby’s
  • McDonald’s
  • Taco Bell
  • YMCA
  • Bippus State Bank
  • Thorndike Large Print Publishing

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