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On Your Mark … Main Library Summer Reading 2016

Administrator : May 23, 2016 9:03 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 at least 15 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.

 

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 • 4:30 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!

 

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Main Library
Programs and Activities

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

Book Walks
June & July • All day • All ages

Come to the children’s room at the Main Library to experience a book adventure. Follow each page and do fun activities along the way. We will feature a different book each week from June 3 through July 29.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten
Mondays, June 6 and July 11 • 6:30 pm • Ages 4 & 5
This class is for 4- and 5-year-olds and their parents. Siblings are also welcome. We will learn about preparing your child for kindergarten based on recommendations from the Indiana Department of Education. For the first half of the class children will participate in a story time in another room, then they will rejoin us for the rest of the class activities. June 6 will focus on Reading and Social/Emotional readiness, and June 11 will be Math and Motor Skills.

Movie: AIR BUD
Mondays, June 13 • 4:45 pm • All ages

Minecraft
Tuesday, June 14 • 10:00 am • Ages 7 and up

Camp “O” Cook: Martin’s Chef
Wednesday, June 15 • 4:45 pm • Ages 6 and up
We will create a nutritious smoothie with Chef Kristen Humes from Martin’s Supermarket. Sign-up early! This event is limited to 20 kids.

PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS Day
Friday, June 17 • All day • All ages

Biker (1)Book Bingo
Saturday, June 18 • 11:30 am • All ages
From board books to books for teens, everyone will leave with at least one book.

Camp “O” Dance: That’s Dancing
Monday, June 20 • 4:45 pm • Ages 5 and up
Dancing is great exercise! That’s Dancing Studio owner Sally Lee will be here with a group of dancers to demonstrate.

Stop Motion Movie Creation
Tuesdays, June 21, June 28, July 12 • 10:00 am • Ages 6 and up

Movie: SPACE JAM
Wednesday, June 22 • 4:45 pm • All ages

Movie: SHAUN THE SHEEP
Monday, June 27 • 4:45 pm • 5 years and up

Camp “O” Pets: Humane Society of Elkhart County
Wednesday, June 29 • 4:45 pm • Ages 5 and up
Learn how  to care for your pets. You can also bring pet food or supplies for the Animal Shelter.

Camp “O” Turtles & Frogs: Elkhart County Parks Department
Wednesday, July 6 • 4:45 pm • Ages 4 and up

Skater Girl (1)Drive-in Movie
Thursday, July 7 • 10:00 am • Ages 2-6
Make a car out of a box, then sit in it to watch a short movie.

Movie: THE GOOD DINOSAUR
Monday, July 11 • 3:00 pm • All ages

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

Messy Play Day
Thursday, July 14 • 10:00 am • All ages

Camp “O” Athletes in Action
Thursday, July 14 • 4:45 pm • Ages 5 & up
Come dressed for your favorite sport or activity (for a prize) and play some sports games. Be ready for some super surprises from athletes you might know.

CURIOUS GEORGE day
Friday, July 15 • All day • All ages

Lego Day
Saturday, July 16 • 11:30 am • Ages 5 and up

Movie: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2
Monday, July 18 • 4:45 pm • All ages

Baby Play Day
Wednesday, July 20 • 10:00 am • Ages 0-24 months

Dance Party
Thursday, July 21 • 10:00 am • Ages 2-6 (not yet in kindergarten)

Camp “O” Puppet Practice 1
Thursday, July 21 • 4:00 pm • Ages 5 and up
Be part of a puppet show to be performed August 1 during Ice Cream Delight. Much more information is available here.

Last day for Art Contest entries • Monday, July 25

Children Trophy (1)Camp “O” Fun Day Challenge
Monday, July 25 • 4:45 pm•  Ages 5 and up

Movie: MINIONS
Tuesday, July 26 • 11:00 am • All ages

Camp “O” Puppet Practice 2
Thursday, July 28 • 4:00 pm • Ages 5 and up

Camp “O” Puppet Practice 3
Monday, August 1 • 4:00 pm • Ages 5 and up

Camp “O” Ice Cream Delight
Monday, August 1 • 4:00 pm • Ages 5 and up

Zoo to You
Tuesday, August 2 • 4:00 pm • All ages
Someone 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!

Wednesday Baby & Me
10:00 am • Ages 0-24 months
June 8June 15 • June 22June 29

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

 

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Children’s Programs at Other EPL Locations

Cleveland Branch
Dunlap Branch
Osolo Branch
Pierre Moran 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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On Your Mark … Dunlap Branch Summer Reading 2016

Administrator : May 23, 2016 8:59 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 at least 15 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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Dunlap 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!

Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, June 7 • 3:00 pm • All ages
If you have a favorite topping, bring it to share.


Book Club
MAGIC TREE HOUSE: HOUR OF THE OLYMPICS

Wednesdays, June 22, June 29 & July 6 • 3:00 pm • Ages 7-11
Statue (1) flippedReading, refreshments and prizes! We will read the book and have our own “Olympic” games. On July 6 we will watch the movie COOL RUNNINGS, based on the true story of the Jamaican bobsled team and their determination to compete in the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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

Fourth of July Craft
Tuesday, June 30 • 2:00 pm • Ages 7-11

Tie Dye T-shirt
Wednesday, July 20 • 3:00 pm • Ages 7-11

Zoo to You
Tuesday, August 2 • 6:00 pm • All ages
Someone 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!

Thursday Story Time
10:00 am • Ages 2-6
June 9June 16June 23June 30
July 7July 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
Main Library
Osolo Branch
Pierre Moran 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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