Summer Reading Kickoff Celebration
Monday, June 9
6 to 8 p.m.
The fun begins Monday, June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. with our annual Kickoff Celebration. There will be a chance to sign up for summer reading, listen to great music, play games, get a souvenir photo, enjoy the bounce house, visit our sponsors' booths, and of course, get some ice cream for signing up! Our Scholastic Book Fair will be going on inside, and we'll kick off the summer right with our super science theme!
Registration begins Tuesday, May 27, (though you won’t start logging your progress until the day of our Kickoff) on Monday, June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. The program ends on Sunday, July 20 at 5 p.m. You may register online or at the library but please come in to pick up your punch card!
For ages 0 - 3.5: Set your own reading goal with your family. Itty Bitty participants are encouraged to incorporate Early Literacy Activities such as singing, rhyming, and playing games in addition to reading together. Come in 6 times during the summer to punch your goal card, get prize coupons donated from local businesses, and turn in a raffle bubble for a weekly prize drawing.
For ages 3.5 - 11: Children will set their own reading goals with their families. Come in 6 times during the summer to punch your goal card, get a collectible reading badge, and turn in a raffle bubble for a weekly prize drawing.
For all: If we get enough raffle bubbles to overflow our chemistry flask, librarians will take a pie in the face at our wrap up event!
Don't forget, in addition to the reading portion of the program, we'll also offer many great programs related to the theme, Fizz Boom Read! Check out our online calendar to see all of our fun programs for your kiddos.
We did find some footage of a mad scientist who seems rather enthusiastic about our program. Watch below:
Are you an avid reader who likes to read one book after another all summer long, or do you let reading take a back seat when it's not required for school? Whatever category you find yourself in, we want you to challenge yourself this summer by participating in the Teen Summer Reading Program at the Brownsburg Public Library. Here's how simple it is:
Step 1 - Set six goals for yourself for the summer.
Step 2 - Meet your goals!
Step 3 - Bring your punch card in so we can punch it and give you a prize!
Easy, right? That's pretty much all there is to it! Try and make your goals challenging by pushing yourself no matter what your reading style! You can set goals based on the number of minutes you plan to spend reading, the number of books or chapters you want to get through, the number of library programs you will attend, or trying something new like writing a book review, reading to a child, volunteering to be a book buddy, listening to an audiobook, using our downloadables...you get the idea! And your goals don't have to be the same each time. For example, Goal 1 might be to Read a book and write a review. Goal 2 might be to attend a library program. Goal 3 might be to volunteer as a book buddy at the library this summer. Because there are six, many of you may decide to do them weekly, which is fine. But you can also do goals you can work on simultaneously if you make your later goals more challenging. For example, your first goal may be to come to a teen program and your sixth goal may be to read 3 books over summer. With that, you could be reading those books throughout the entire summer, but you could also come to a teen program any time over the summer. You may accomplish your goals at any time throughout the program but keep in mind that by coming in weekly, you also have a chance to enter the weekly drawings! So, get registered, set your goals, and start earning prizes for meeting your goals!
There are three guaranteed prize levels:
Every time you meet 2 goals, you'll receive a prize.
First two goals met: Candy or a Grab Bag Surprise
Next two goals met: 1 free game of bowling at Brownsburg Bowl
Final two goals met: A new book and an invitation to the End of Summer Reading Teen Party
In addition to the guaranteed prize levels, you can also enter into our weekly drawings. If you meet a goal during the week, come in and we'll punch your card and give you a raffle bubble. Fill out your name and number on the back, add it to our board, and we'll pick a winner for that week's prize the following Monday. Some of our prizes include a 4 pack of tickets to a concert at Klipsch Music Center, Brownsburg 8 Movie tickets, and a craft party at Frazee Gardens! Other great weekly prizes will be announced later so keep checking in with us at the library!
Check out some of our fun programs here!
Most Children’s programs will not require pre-registration (please check our calendar or ask a staff member to see which programs do require registration.) Attendance tickets will be available twenty (20) minutes before each program up to the number that we can safely fit into our program rooms. A child must be present to get a ticket, and everyone attending a program must present a ticket at the door. Many programs will have multiple sessions available throughout the week. Thank you for your understanding as we believe this will help us serve as many children as we can as fairly as possible.
Gold: $150 or more
Brownsburg Lion’s Club
Friends of the Brownsburg Public Library
Performance Concepts, LLC
Youth As Resources of Central Indiana
Tri Kappa Associate Chapter
Copper: $50 or less
Bethesda Christian Schools
Green Street Pub
Main Street University 4 Kidz
Pittsboro United Methodist Preschool
In-Kind or Prize Donations:
Bicycles 4 Kids/Carmel Cyclery
Brownsburg 8 Movie Theater
Buffalo Wild Wings
Grill & Bar
Butler University Bulldogs
Calvary Learning Academy
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Circle City Derby Girls
Here We Grow Again Kids Consignment Sale
Hobson's Fun Farm
The Ice Barn
Indiana State Fair
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Indy Eleven Soccer
Klipsch Music Center
Long John Silver’s
Mad Science of North Central Indiana
Plainfield Parks & Rec:
Sky Zone Indoor
Wheels Up Youth Center