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On Your Mark, Get Set... Read! - Summer Reading 2016

About the programs

DeMotte Summer Reading

Drawing of a football, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball and books.

Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to come to the DeMotte Library’s “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” Summer Reading Program, beginning in June.  

With the extra incentives of prizes and fun, weekly programs for kids of this age that are held in conjunction with the Summer Reading Program, children in this age group will be excited to read, read, read during the summer months.

Kids signed up for “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ” will enjoy entertaining programs that will be held each Tuesday at 2 pm, beginning on June 7.

Toddlers age 2-4, along with their caregivers, are invited to attend half hour long, weekly Summer Story Time sessions, held each Wednesday @ 2 pm in the Children’s Area of the Library throughout the month of June. Story Time will consist of stories, rhymes, finger plays, crafts and other fun activities for this age group. Registration is required for these Story Time sessions.

Registrations for Summer Reading programs begin May 31st and are available online at or by visiting or calling the DeMotte Library, 901 Birch St., SW, DeMotte, 219 987-2221.             


Rensselaer Summer Reading

Children riding bikes with the front baskets stuffed with books.

Children age preschool through grade 5 won’t want to miss the fun at the Rensselaer Library, where this year’s Summer Reading program theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”

Beginning May 23rd, children may sign up to participate in On Your Mark, Get Set, READ and attend fun programs each Wednesday at 10 am, while reading books throughout the program that will earn them the chance to win prizes. Reading packets may be picked up beginning  May 31st.

The kickoff for On Your Mark, Get Set, READ will be held on Monday, June 6 @ 3 pm, and includes fun activities and an ice cream social!  If you haven’t had the chance to sign up for this year’s Summer Reading Program, this is a great chance to do so!

Wheatfield Summer Reading

Drawing of boy reading books and thinking about a track runner.

Kids who like to read and enjoy the summer fun of attending library programs will want to join us at the Wheatfield Library, where this year’s summer reading theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!”

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held beginning May 31-June 4, and will be available by visiting the Wheatfield Library. Reading packets containing the reading elements to participate in the program are available at the library, and fun, entertaining weekly programs will be held each Tuesday at 10 am beginning June 7.

Completing the required 60 minutes of reading earns children prizes and makes them eligible to win the grand prize drawing, and reading more than the required 60 minutes makes participants eligible for more entries toward the grand prize drawing, so the more you read, the better your chances of winning at the end of the program!

Summer Reading is a great way to keep kids of all ages reading during the summer months, as well as entertain them with fun, age appropriate programs. Registration is required to attend all Summer Reading Programs @ Wheatfield Library. For more information, visit or call the Wheatfield Library, 350 S Bierma St., Wheatfield, 219 956-3774.

For photos of past summer reading events and programs, check out our flickr page or pinterest board.

Summer Reading Sign up Week @Wheatfield

May 31 - June 4

Open to children who have completed Kindergarten through grade 4, registration will be held during this week and can be done by visiting the Wheatfield Library. Reading packets containing the information to participate in the program will be given out at this time.

Summer Storytime for 3-5 Year Olds

Mondays in June 10-10:30 am OR 11-11:30 am

Join us for some summer fun at the Wheatfield Library! Storytime will be held on Mondays, starting June 6-27. Choose from one of two sessions -  from 10-10:30 a.m. or from 11-11:30 a.m. Each session will have stories, crafts and other activities. Registration is required to attend.

Summer READing Ice cream Kick off @ Rensselaer

Mon Jun 6, 3 p.m.

Children and Teens are invited to join us for our Summer READing Ice cream social kick off party.  Stop by the Rensselaer library and have some ice cream and pick up your summer reading folder.  Call 866-5881 with any questions.

'On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!" - The Origin of Sports

Tues Jun 7, 2pm

Kids entering grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a visit from ancient athlete, Discus Meter.

Summer Reading-Indiana Wild Visit @Wheatfield

Tue Jun 7, 10.00 a.m.

Beth from Indiana Wild will be here today with her menagerie of animals for our first summer reading program. Kids completing grades K-4 are invited to attend. 

Youth-Indiana Wild @ Rensselaer

Wed Jun 8, 10 a.m.

Children ages Pre-K- 5th grade are encouraged to join us as Indiana Wild animal outreach programs celebrate human-animal cultural connections through science, music, the arts, religion, agriculture, sports and recreation, and other areas of life.

Youth-Make Animal Puppets @ Rensselaer

Thurs Jun 9, 3-4 p.m.

Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to join us for Make it Take it craft.  This week we will be making a variety of animal puppets. 

Come by anytime between 3-4:00 p.m.  We will have crafts every Thursday during summer reading thru July 14.  Call 866-5881 to register or register online.

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ - Leonardo

Tues Jun 14, 2pm

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ continues at the DeMotte Public Library with a visit from musician, Leonardo! With his high energy and humor, Leonardo offers a musical program that encourages and inspires the love of reading in children.

Summer Reading-Visit with Leonardo the Musician @Wheatfield

Tues Jun 14, 10.00 a.m.

Leonardo the Musician will be here on our second week ot summer reading for this rock and roll program.  Kids completing grades K-4 are invited to attend.

Youth-Leonardo the Musician @ Rensselaer

Wed Jun 15, 10 a.m.

Children ages Pre K thru 5th grade are invited to join us for our weekly Summer Reading program.  It's time to go ROCKIN' AND READING with Leonardo when he strums into town with his humorous, high energy musical program that inspires little rockers to become big readers!