Summer Reading 2021


Summer Reading Has Officially Begun!

After a chaotic 2020, we are delving back into programming with the 2021 Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is Tails & Tales. As always, we have a unique program for every age group. This year, you may register online or at the library.

Information about each age group, as well as the links to register can be found below. Keep scrolling for all the details, or use the quick links to jump to a specific section. Happy reading!

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Adult Summer Reading Program

The Adult Summer Reading Program is open to any patron 18 and older.

Here’s how it works:

  • For every book you read, you’ll fill out a short book review/recommendation sheet.
    • Sheets will be available in-person and online. We ask that you only use one method to submit your sheets.
  • You will receive one ticket for each of these sheets you submit.
  • We will compile the tickets into weekly prize drawings.
  • At the end of the program, we will compile ALL the tickets from every week into the grand prize drawing!

Weekly Prizes & Ticket Drawing Schedule

This year’s weekly prizes include t-shirts, book bags, gift cards, books, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, and an Amazon Echo Dot. The weekly drawings are as follows*:

  • First Weekly Drawing: June 4, 12:00 pm
  • Second Weekly Drawing: June 11, 12:00 pm
  • Third Weekly Drawing: June 18, 12:00 pm
  • Fourth Weekly Drawing: June 25, 12:00 pm

*Please note: You do not have to be present to win. All winners will be notified via phone or email after the drawings have occurred.

Grand Prize Drawing: July 9, 12:00 pm

This year’s grand prize is an Amazon Echo Show with Smart Plug!

*After clicking the button above, click the green ‘Create New User’ button on the next screen to register.
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Teen Summer Reading Program

The Teen Summer Reading Program is open to students entering 6th grade through 17 years of age.

Here’s how it works:

  • For every book you read, you will be asked to fill out a short review sheet.
    • Sheets will be available in-person and online. We ask that you only use one method to submit your sheets.
  • You will receive one ticket for each of these sheets you submit.
  • We will compile the tickets into weekly prize drawings.
  • At the end of the program, we will compile ALL the tickets from every week into the Super Reader Prize drawing!

Weekly Prizes & Ticket Drawing Schedule

This year’s weekly prizes include t-shirts, grab bags, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, book sets, Laser Flash passes, Big Splash Adventure tickets, and Cincinnati Reds tickets. The weekly drawings are as follows*:

  • First Weekly Drawing: June 4, 12:00 pm
  • Second Weekly Drawing: June 11, 12:00 pm
  • Third Weekly Drawing: June 18, 12:00 pm
  • Fourth Weekly Drawing: June 25, 12:00 pm

*Please note: You do not have to be present to win. All winners will be notified via phone or email after the drawings have occurred.

Super Reader Prize Drawing: July 9, 12:00 pm

This year’s Super Reader Prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8

*After clicking the button above, click the green ‘Create New User’ button on the next screen to register.
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Tiger Summer Reading Program

The Tiger Summer Reading Program is open to kids aged K-5th grade.

Here’s how it works:

  • Log the hours you spend reading and earn prizes!
    • Logs will be available in person or online. We ask that you only use one method to log your hours.
  • Reading logs may be turned in any day of the week.
  • Earn a prize for every hour you log, up to 3 prizes per week!
  • For every 20 hours you log, you will earn one ticket in the Super Reader Drawing. That means that the more you read, the better your chances are of winning!

Available weekly prizes include:

  • Books
  • Food coupons
  • Toys
  • Cool surprises!

Super Reader Prize Drawing: July 7 after The Water Show

This year’s Super Reader Prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8

All reading logs must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, July 7 to be counted toward the Super Reader Prize. You do not have to be present to win.

*After clicking the button above, click the green ‘Create New User’ button on the next screen to register.
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Cub Summer Reading Program

The Cub Summer Reading Program is open to ages birth-pre-K.

Here’s how it works:

  • In this program for our youngest patrons, you may count the hours that you read to your child and/or the hours they read on their own.
  • Reading logs may be submitted any day of the week.
    • You can submit these logs in person or online. We ask that you only use one method of logging hours.
  • Children may earn one prize for every hour read, up to 3 prizes per week.
  • For every 10 hours read, your child will earn a ticket in the Super Reader Prize drawing!

Available weekly prizes include:

  • Books
  • Food coupons
  • Toys
  • Cool surprises!

Super Reader Prize Drawing: July 7 after The Water Show

This year’s Super Reader Prize is an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 with Kid’s Case!

All reading logs must be submitted by noon on Wednesday, July 7 to be counted toward the Super Reader Prize. You do not have to be present to win.

*After clicking the button above, click the green ‘Create New User’ button on the next screen to register.

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Event Schedule

Every Wednesday during the Summer Reading Program, we offer free family entertainment! Shows take place at 2:00 pm at Morrow’s Meadow or Pleasant View Elementary School Gym. In the event of rain, events at Morrow’s Meadow will be moved to the PVE gym. Seating will be limited. Please bring chairs or blankets for a more comfortable show.

We do ask that you wear a face mask and practice social distancing as much as possible at these events.

CR Ryan Magic Show

CR Ryan is back this year to kick off our Summer Reading events! Along with his sons, CR Ryan preforms a great show for the whole family.

Wednesday, June 2
2:00 pm @ Pleasant View Elementary School Gym
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*Venue changed due to rain

Roz Puppets Show

The Roz Puppets have been bringing laughter to kids of all ages for over 20 years. You won’t want to miss this fun show!

Wednesday, June 9
2:00 pm @ Pleasant View Elementary School Gym

Our most popular Summer Reading event is back again this year! You’ll get to see wild animals up close while you learn about what makes them special.

Wednesday, June 16
2:00 pm @ Yorktown High School Small Gym
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*Venue change

Absolute Science

This interactive, high energy show brings science to life through highly visual experiments. You’ll leave wanting to learn more!

Wednesday, June 23
2:00 pm @ Morrow’s Meadow

The Water Show

Our grand finale of the Summer Reading Program is The Water Show! Combining magic tricks and water, this show is always a favorite. Dress to get wet!

Wednesday, July 7
2:00 pm @ Morrow’s Meadow

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FAQ

Do I have to have a library card to register and participate?

No! Anyone may participate. However, if you would like to get a library card, you can sign up in person or online.


Do I have to read only books from the library?

While we would love for you to check out books from the library, it is not a requirement for the Summer Reading Program!


Do audiobooks count?

Yes! For the adult and teen programs, just review the audiobook on your review sheet. For the children’s programs, just log the hours spent listening.


Do I have to submit my review sheets and/or reading logs in person?

You can submit your reviews and/or reading logs in person or online. However, we do ask that you stick to one method of submission.


Do I have to be present to win a prize?


No. All winners will be notified via phone or email after the drawings have occurred.


What is the deadline for registering?

There is no deadline for registering. You may sign up as late into the program as you want. However, the earlier you sign up and begin turning in review sheets and/or reading logs, the better your chances are of winning one of the Grand/Super Reader prizes.

Have a question that’s not answered here? Contact us.

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Sponsors

The Summer Reading Program would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors! Thank you for supporting our library and community.

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Contact Us:

Yorktown Public Library
8920 West Adaline St.
Yorktown, IN 47396

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