Childrens Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World"

June 5 - July 28
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Children neeed to read 6 books or 600 pages to receive a prize and get a ticket for the Grand Prize. For a chance at additional prizes, children can read more or attend programs.

For further details about summer reading, talk with the Children's staff.

A full listing of children's summer reading programs is listed below:


Preschool Story Hour
June 1, 15 & July 13 at 1 p.m.
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and fun activities. For ages 3 - 5 years.

Children's Movie Night
June 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Showing: Brave

Summer Reading Kickoff at the City Park
June 5 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join us for face painting, games, snacks and sign up for summer reading! For all ages.

LEGO League
June 5, 12, 19, 26 & July 3 at 3:30 p.m.
Join us for some fun creative Lego building! For all ages.

White County Rocks Program - Art Workshop
June 6 at 10:30 a.m.
Make community rocks with Heidi Funk. Paint a rock for home and one to pass on. Register.

LittleBits 101 
June 8 at 2:30 p.m. & July 20 at 2 p.m.
Let's explore and learn the basics about LittleBits electronics. For children in grades 2-5. Register.

Bug-Free Drive-In Double Feature
June 9 at 6 p.m.
Sing along to The Muppet Movie and later on Grease. For all ages.

Children's Art Contest
June 10 at 11 a.m. & June 20 at 5 p.m.
Create a drawing or painting about what the library means to you and it might get featured in our 2018 Library Calendar.

Toddler Time - Community Helpers
June 13 at 10 a.m.
Policeman, librarians, trash collector, doctor, who else is in our neighborhood? Create a Thank You card for them. For toddlers age 2 & 3.

Children's Movie Night
June 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Showing: Tangled

Build a Better Future with Color
June 16 at 10:30 a.m.
Come experiment all the ways to work with color. For children in grades K-5.

Meet the Author: Mary Lee Gutwein & Make a Patriotic Bookmark
June 17 at 10 a.m.
Join artist Mary Lee Gutwein as she leads kids through an artist rendition of a patriotic bookmark. For children in grades 2-5.

Build a Better Future with Flowers
June 20 at 10:30 a.m.
Come in and make your own flower pot to keep or give to someone. For children in grades 2-5.

Build and Take
June 21 at 3 p.m.
Come build a fun project to take home. For children in grades K-5.

Summer Fun Obstacle Course
June 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Come have fun! Open to all ages.

Building a Better Future: Recover from a Tornado
June 23 at 2 p.m.
White County Historical Society will be present for an informational program about the aftermath and rebuilding from the big Tornado.

Toddler Time - Build a Better Future Story Hour
June 27 at 10:30 a.m.
Stories, crafts and more! Ages 2 & 3.

Build a Better Bird Feeder
June 29 at 10 a.m.
Make bird feeders with pine cones, peanut butter and bird seed. Preschool - Grade 5.

Summer Movie - June 30
Showing at 10 a.m.: TBA
Showing at 2:30 p.m.: TBA

Cleaning Day at the City Park
July 6 at 11 a.m.
Let's clean up our City Park! Come help us out! Trash bags will be provided. Grades 2-5.

Summer Movie 
July 7 at 2 p.m.
Showing: TBA

Children's Arts & Crafts
July 8 at 11 a.m.
Come create your own Play-Doh. All ages.

LEGO League Build a Better Future Build Off
July 10 at 3:30 p.m.
Come dream and build a better future! Top builder will get a prize! Grades 2-5.

Toddler Time - Taking Care of Our Backyard Friends
July 11 at 10 a.m.
Let's build either a Bee, Laccewing or Ladybug Hotel. For toddlers.

Silly Safari
July 13 at 10 a.m.
Fun filled LIVE animal program! All ages.

Children's Movie Night
July 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Showing: Toy Story 3

Building a Batmobile
July 14 at 10 a.m.
Join us on the patio to see a replica of the 1966 batmobile on display from Fiberglass Freaks out of Logansport. For all ages.

Farmer's Market: Power of Produce Club (POP)
Open to ages 4-16 | Every Tuesday night beginning on June 6 - August 8 from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The library is partnering with the Farmer's Market every Tuesday night during summer reading. Stop by for activities and free POP bucks to spend on fruits and vegetables. For more information, visit the website

Family Wilderness Survival Class
July 15 at 10 a.m.
Clint Jivoin will teach us about finding and building shelter, planning ahead and rescue, food gathering and more!

Children's Arts and Crafts
July 25 at 5 p.m.
Come create a project with us! All ages.

Children's Movie Night
July 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Showing: How to Train Your Dragon