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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.

Toddler Time - 'Happy Birthday, Indiana'

Wed Jun 29, 2pm

Join us as we celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial with a birthday theme.

Registration required. Call 219-987-2221 or Register Online.

Youth-Fantastic Fables @ Rensselaer

Wed Jun 29, 10 a.m.

Children ages Pre K thru 5th grade are invited to join us for our weekly Summer Reading program.  This week we will be entertained by Addie Hirschter of Fantastic Fables.  Addie's lively storytelling performances weave together traditional folktales, stretchers and puppetry. 

Youth-Creative Relay Races @ Rensselaer

Thurs Jun 30, 3-4:00 p.m.

Children in grades K thru 5 are invited to join us for Make it Take it craft.  This week we will be playing Creative Relay Races.  Bring a friend and join us for some fun and games.  Come by anytime between 3-4:00 p.m. 

We will have crafts every Thursday during summer reading thru July 14. 

On Your Mark, Get Set, READ - Tumble Loving Care Demonstration

Tues Jul 5, 2pm

The next Summer program for kids entering grades K-5 will be presented by TLC Tumble Loving Care.

Summer Reading-Field Day@Wheatfield

Tues Jul 5, 10.00 a.m.

During our 5th week of summer reading we will have a field day with races and games for our program.  Kids completing grades K-4 are invited to attend.

Bring your reading record sheet and get tickets to reach your summer reading goals.  We will be open early to take care of this.

Learn about Indiana Memory

Wed Jul 6, 6 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join us for a FREE program to learn about an online database, Indiana Memory.  Indiana Memory can be used to discover ancestors and other facts about Indiana. 

This program is part of our year long Indiana Bicentennial celebration. Registration is not required, but requested. 

Youth-Healthy Exercising @ Rensselaer

Wed July 6, 10 a.m.

Children Pre K thru 5th grade are invited to join us for our weekly Summer Reading program.  Franciscan Health Club will be here to teach us some fun and easy exercises to help keep us healthy. 

Youth-Olympic Craft & Games @ Rensselaer

Thurs Jul 7, 3-4:00 p.m.

Children ages Pre K thru 5th grade are invited to join us for a special edition of our weekly Summer Reading program.  Come and join us for a fun and exciting time,  we will have a variety of Olympic  Competitions set up outside for everyone to enjoy. 

Summer Reading-Party and Grand Prize Drawing@Wheatfield

Tue Jul 12, 10.00 a.m.

Join us for our grand prize drawing and ice cream party today!  Kids who have completed the minimum summer reading requirements are invited to attend. 

Exercise Your Mind-Trivia

Wed Jul 13, 6-7:00 p.m.

Join us for a program inspired by our Summer Reading theme: Exercise Your Mind.  Bring the family and come exercise your mind with trivia.  All ages are welcome. Registration is not required, but requested. Limit 45.