Summer Reading Programs for All Ages

MP900409270The Hutchinson Public Library has a reading program for every age group this summer. All of them are free, and include drawings for prizes.

The children's summer library program is open to age 0 through those who just completed 6th grade. Pre-readers participate by having a combination of 10 books read to them or 10 hours being read.

Readers who read a combination of 10 books/10 hours will be awarded blue tote bags with this year's theme, "Dig Into Reading." They each get to choose a paperback book as a prize. They also receive a certificate of completion and their names are placed on paper bats, which we will hang above our picture book section.

Register at the library, or by calling 663-5441.

Young Adults/Teens:
The young adult/teen program, "Quest for Readalot," is open to youth who will be entering 7th grade through recently graduated high school seniors. (Those entering 7th grade next fall have their choice of registering for the children's or the teen program.)

When they register, teens receive a punch card, along with some prize drawing forms. They can turn in these forms for each 1 book/2 comics they read, each hour they read, or each hour they listen to an audiobook. The punch card is punched for the first five forms teens turn in. Those who turn in five forms get a special prize, and all of the forms are entered in weekly prize drawings. Teens can win once a week.

All of the forms, including the weekly winners, are re-entered in our grand prize drawing at the end of the program. The grand prize is worth approximately $100, and is comprised of several items associated with the theme. All teens who register for our summer reading program are invited to our end-of-the-program party, and can invite a guest. The party includes games, food, door prizes, and other activities. We draw for the grand prize at the party, and the winner doesn't have to be present to win.

Register at the library, or by calling 663-5441.

“Groundbreaking Reads” is the adult reading program theme this summer at the Hutchinson Public Library. There are no minimum reading requirements, but you might want to explore groundbreaking books or dig into other underground phenomena and activities like composting, caving, and archaeology.

The 2013 “Groundbreaking Reads” program is open to adults ages 18 and older, with a reading incentive program, weekly prize drawings, and puzzle sheets.

Stop by the Hutchinson Public Library at 901 North Main and sign up at the adult circulation desk or use the convenient self-registration box in the children's department. For more information, call Annette at the library, 620-663-5441, ext. 132 or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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