You can earn prizes for reading over the summer!
If you have done our Summer Reading Program in the past, be ready for a change. This year it is all new and all exciting. All you have to do is read at least 15 minutes a day for 4 days, plus do two extra activities. The activities are fun and simple, like checking out a book at the Library or drawing a picture about summer. The best part of the new program is that you can earn a prize every week!
There is also a grand prize drawing. Every time you come back for your next prize, you also get an entry into the drawing. We have 5 bicycles to give away to 5 lucky readers! Summer reading runs through July 27. Prizes can be picked up through August 3.
This year’s Summer Reading theme is Dig Into Reading and we have tons of underground programs and events for you to enjoy. Look forward to a visit from Silly Safaris and their wild animal show. Learn about Pirates and Treasure, Digging for Dinosaur Bones, and much, much more! At the end of summer, to wrap it all up, we’ll have our annual Ice Cream Social!
Storytimes at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens were so much fun last year, we have decided to do it again! We will meet in the English Cottage Garden on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, May through October, from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Someone from the Elkhart Public Library will be there to share stories and songs and lots of fun. Tuesdays are free at the Wellfield, so you will not have to pay to get in. Bring the whole family and a blanket to share. If it rains, the Wellfield will have a tent for shelter.
Garden Story Time 2013
6:00 p.m. (rain or shine):