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Summer Reading 2018


You are invited to

Libraries Rock

At the Valparaiso Public Library’s

2018 Summer Reading Program

June 6- July 18, 2018


The Valparaiso Library Summer Reading Program is for kids ages 5 – 10. Sign up preschool and grade school participants and Teen Volunteer Leaders right away. Teens June earn school credit for volunteering.


There are things for all to read and do EVERY DAY the library is open. Library summer reading hours are: Mondays 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesdays 4-7 p.m., Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-7 p.m., Saturdays 9- noon. You need a library account to borrow library materials. Library accounts are free.


The Registration form (includes reading contract) and other information is available at the library and online at Please return your completed forms to Valparaiso Public Library by June 23 or bring them to the first Wednesday Special Program. Participants turn in weekly reading record sheets starting the 1st week of June, either at the special Wednesday program or any other day the Library is open. Those who complete their reading contract will receive a prize at the end of the program.


SPECIAL PROGRAMS, WEDNESDAYS, 1 to 3 p.m. – Programs begins and ends at the Valparaiso Library. Each week focuses on a different topic. Each special program also includes time in the library, a snack, and outside activity when time and weather permit. Kid’s ages who have not yet attended Kindergarten also begin and end at the Valparaiso Library.



Date Programs

June 6

1-3 p.m.


June 13

1-3 p.m.

Sounds of Nature

June 20

1-3 p.m.

Science in Music

June 27

1-3 p.m.

Rock Around the World

July 11

1-3 p.m

Styles and Stars

July 18

1-3 p.m

Fun Day – Awards

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Summer Reading 2017 Schedule

June 7, 2017 –  Kindness

June 14, 2017 – Construction

June 21, 2017 – Volunteering

June 28, 2017 – Environmental and End of Summer Reading Party


These will all take place from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Valparaiso Library.

This year will be 4 weeks long.

Please email if you have any questions.




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Summer Reading 2017 Packet

30 Permission to Participate 36 Registration Borrowing Guidelines PATRON App Card

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New Childrens and Teen Books

Come check on the new Children and Teen books we have received in.

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Read Across America

Happy Birthday to Dr. Suess

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February 2 – Groundhogs Day

Did the groundhog see his shadow?

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Want to hear from you……

What types of books do you like to read?

What authors do you like to read?

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New Books for Young Readers

Come check out the New Books for Young Readers:

Thunder Boy Jr.

More Igami

Raymie Nightingale

Great White Shark Scientist

Firefly Code

Graylings Song

No Better Friend

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Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley has come to the Valparaiso Library.   Come and see him and do an activity to display.

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New books for Young Readers

New books we have received from the LIBRI grant:

Horrible Bear

Absolutely One Thing

Wild Robot

Coral Reefs

Most Important Thing

Once Was a Time

We Will Not Be Silent


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