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On Your Mark, Get Set … READ! Summer Reading 2016

Administrator : May 27, 2016 9:08 am : Elkhart Public Library

SL-SRP 2016

Read, Learn, Win!

  • Starting June 1, visit any EPL location to sign up and pick up a reading log.
  • Read 20 minutes a day for 5 days. (Preschool children and younger: read/be read to 10 minutes a day for 5 days.)
  • Do 2 fun and simple learning activities.
  • Bring your log back to the library for your prize!
  • Repeat!

You can earn a different prize every week, plus win a book when you finish 4 logs! Every time you come back for your next prize, you will be entered in our end-of-summer grand prize drawing for a new bicycle! The more you read, the more prizes you win, and the better your chances for winning the bike.

 

Children’s Program Highlights

Camp “O” Olympian Stars Art Contest!

Kids, bring in your creative art work to the  Main Library Children’s Room between June 1 and July 25. Your art project will be displayed in July. The five judging categories are:
Ages 0-5 • Ages 6-8 • Ages 9-11 • Ages 12-14 • Ages 15-17
Entries must be your own work, done in good taste, and nicely displayed with a frame or on a board. They must also include an entry form, available at the Children’s desk when you turn in your entry. Prizes will be awarded at Camp Olympian Stars Ice Cream Delight on August 1.
This is at the Main Library because there is more display space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to enter!

Opening Ceremony for Camp “O” Olympian Stars
Thursday, June 2 • 4:30 pm • All ages • Main Library
This is at the Main Library because there is more space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to attend, whether your sign-up location is at a branch or downtown!

Yoga for Kids
Mondays • 10:00 am
Ages 4 and up • Osolo Branch Statue (1) flipped
June 13, 20, 27 • July 11, 18,  25

Amazing Mammals
Wednesday, June 22 • 2:00 pm
Ages 5 and up • Pierre Moran Branch
A presentation from the Elkhart County Parks Department about the amazing, wild and furry animals that live in our area.

Ronald McDonald
Tuesday, June 28 • 3:00 pm
All ages • Dunlap Branch

Ronald McDonald
Wednesday, July 13 • 4:45 pm
Ages 5 and up • Main Library

Camp “O” Ice Cream Delight
Monday, August 1 • 4:30 pm
All ages • Main Library
Come dressed as your favorite Olympian Star to celebrate our great On Your Mark, Get Set, Read Summer Reading Program with our Ice Cream Party. Please register so we don’t run out of Ice Cream! This is at the Main Library because there is more space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to attend, whether your sign-up location is at a branch or downtown!

 

Zoo to You: Amazing Animal Athletes

Tuesday, August 2 • All ages
4:00 pm at the Main Library
6:00 pm at the Dunlap Branch
Guests from the Potawatomi Zoo will show us amazing athletes from the animal world!
A big thank-you to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for funding this program!

And so much more!

 

Children’s Programs by Location

Cleveland Branch Dunlap Branch
Main Library Osolo Branch
Pierre Moran Branch

For all EPL programs and activities, check our calendar at myepl.org/events

 

Teens: Get in the Game … READ

Teen SL-SRP 2016

 

Adults: Exercise Your Mind … READ

SL-SRP 2016-Adult

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On Your Mark … Pierre Moran Branch Summer Reading 2016

Administrator : May 23, 2016 9:06 am : Elkhart Public Library

 

On Your Mark, Get Set … READ!

With the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics starting in August, this year’s Summer Reading theme features health, fitness and sports. Enjoy!

 

Read, Learn, Win

 

  • Starting June 1, visit any EPL location to sign up and pick up a reading log.
  • Read 20 minutes a day for 5 days. (Preschool children and younger: read/be read to 10 minutes a day for 5 days.)
  • Do 2 fun and simple learning activities.
  • Bring your log back to the library for your prize!
  • Repeat!

You can earn a different prize every week, plus win a book when you finish 4 logs! Every time you come back for your next prize, you will be entered in our end-of-summer grand prize drawing for a new bicycle! The more you read, the more prizes you win, and the better your chances for winning the bike.

 

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Pierre Moran Branch
Programs and Activities

Registration is required for many of these programs.
Click or tap the links for details and to sign up (if required).

Summer Reading Opening Day!
Wednesday, June 1 • All day • All ages
Be one of the first to sign up!

Make it, Take it craftBiker (1)
June 6-11 • All day, all week • Ages 5 and up

Make it, Take it craft
June 13-18 • All day, all week • Ages 5 and up

Amazing Mammals
Wednesday, June 22 • 2:00 pm • Ages 5 and up
A presentation from the Elkhart County Parks Department about the amazing, wild and furry animals that live in our area.

Hands-on Herps
Wednesday, July 6 • 2:00 pm • Ages 5 and up
A presentation from the Elkhart County Parks Department demonstrating how reptiles and amphibians adapt to the environment. They’ll be bringing some of the critters with them!

Make it, Take it craft
July 11-16 • All day, all week • Ages 5 and up

Make it, Take it craft
July 18-23 • All day, all week • Ages 5 and up

Thursday Story Time
10:00 am • Ages 2-6
June 9June 16June 23June 30
July 14July 21

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Summer Reading Program Highlights

These events are at the Main Library because there is more space, but all Summer Readers are encouraged to attend, regardless of whether your sign-up location is at a branch or downtown!

 

Camp “O” Olympian Stars Art Contest!

Kids, bring in your creative art work to the Main Library Children’s Room between June 1
and July 25. Your art project will be displayed in July. The five judging categories:
Ages 0-5 • Ages 6-8 • Ages 9-11 • Ages 12-14 • Ages 15-17
Entries must be your own work, done in good taste, and nicely displayed with a frame or on a Medal (1)board. They must also include an entry form, available at the Children’s desk when you turn in your entry. Prizes will be awarded at Camp Olympian Stars Ice Cream Delight on August 1.


Opening Ceremony for Camp “O” Olympian Stars

Thursday, June 2 • 4:3o pm • All ages • Main Library
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! Come any day to sign up for the Summer Reading Program, but the Opening Day Ceremony for all our Olympian Stars will be here at the Main Library on Thursday, June 2 with fun filled activities, stories, and surprises to get you started for a Wonderful Summer Camp you won’t want to miss.

Camp “O” Ice Cream Delight
Monday, August 1 • 4:30 pm • All ages • Main Library
Come dressed as your favorite Olympian Star to celebrate our great On Your Mark, Get Set, Read Summer Reading Program with our Ice Cream Party. Let’s make some great sundaes! We will have lots of fun, and a puppet story will be presented by our Camp Olympian Stars puppeteers. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the Camp Olympian Stars Art Contest. Please register so we don’t run out of Ice Cream!

Zoo to You: Amazing Animal Athletes

Tuesday, August 2 • All ages
4:00 pm at the Main Library
6:00 pm at the Dunlap Branch
Guests from the Potawatomi Zoo will show us amazing athletes from the animal world! A big thank-you to the Friends of the Elkhart Public Library for funding this program!

 

Children’s Programs at Other EPL Locations

Cleveland Branch
Dunlap Branch
Main Library
Osolo Branch

Teens: Get in the Game … READ
Adults: Exercise Your Mind … READ

 

For all EPL programs and activities, check our calendar at myepl.org/events

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