“Dig In” to the Summer Reading Program at Pulaski County Public Library

Summer is quickly approaching and with it comes Summer Reading at the Pulaski County Public Library. The 2013 Summer Reading program begins on Tuesday, May 28, when readers of all ages can take part in the games, crafts, presentations and prizes that are offered at this annual event.

This summer’s theme is “Dig Into Reading,” for kids up to 12 years old, while the theme for teens ages 13-18 is “Beneath the Surface.” Participants receive points for checking out and reading books rom the library, and prizes will be awarded as points are earned while the top readers in the age groups will receive a copy of their favorite book in library binding.

The library plans to hold several programs exploring this year’s themes, with regular programs such as Toddler Time and Story Hour “digging into” different topics, and crafts based on things like dinosaur fossils and buried pirate treasurer will be offered twice a week. Kids will have the opportunity to learn about renewable and nonrenewable resources in “Cookie Mining,” and they can make mini-composters and learn about nature’s recyclers in “Worms and Vermicomposting.”

The programs wrap up on July 24 with an End of Summer Reading Awards Ceremony and Pizza Party in Winamac on July 25, followed by a reception at the Medaryville branch the next day.

Grown-ups are also encouraged to participate in this year’s adult program, “Groundbreaking Reads,” running from May 28 – Aug. 3. Participants will be entered into prize drawings for every five library items checked out, so the more you check out, the more likely you are to win!

Sign up at the library beginning May 28 to participate. The library in Winamac is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Call the library at (574) 946-3432 for more information.