All Together Now: Summer Reading at the Library

All Together Now!

Frankfort Community Public Library and the Branches in Michigantown, Rossville, and Mulberry invite community members of all ages to come “All Together Now” for Summer Reading! The theme this year is kindness, friendship, and unity and we are celebrating by planning lots of free programs for all ages. The fun begins on June 5 and continues until July 15 with several kick-off events. Visit on these dates to earn a bag for carrying books to and from Summer Reading.

Summer Reading Kick-Offs

  • Sat., June 3, 10:00 a.m.-Noon- Mulberry Library Chalk-It Up Kick Off for Summer Reading
  • Sat., June 3, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.- Frankfort Community Public Library: Visit each area of our library to complete a fun activity!
  • Sat., June 10, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.- Michigan Road Spread Kindness Sidewalk Chalk Day

Summer Reading Prizes

Each year, the Summer Reading Program promotes literacy with several events and prizes available to community members of all ages. During this time, patrons of all ages may drop by the Children’s Desk at FCPL, or Rossville Public Library, Mulberry Public Library, and Michigan Road Public Library for a prize. These prizes are available while supplies last.

In addition to weekly prizes, each location is holding prize drawings throughout the summer. Participate in Summer Reading to win prizes like Monster Mini Golf Tickets, Indianapolis Indians tickets, Red Barn Theatre tickets, and gift cards to local businesses on Frankfort Main Street. Also, we are offering several exciting all-new prizes including hosting your own family movie night in Skanta Theatre or your own family game night in Harry’s Coffee Bar. Finally, our grand prizes are a brand-new bike from Hodson’s Bay Company in West Lafayette and a Family Camping Gift Package with a tent! Enter to win by checking out materials, turning in book reviews, and attending library programs. Scroll below for a complete list of our prizes.

Frankfort Community Public Library Prizes

  • Summer Reading Books Gift Set: includes Summer Reading Swag and Books all featuring the “All Together Now” illustrator Frank Morrison . (Morrison is the illustrator of the art on this page!)
  • A Night on the Town Gift Basket: Gift certificates to Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant, Red Barn Summer Theatre tickets, & Heather’s Flowers
  • Shop and Snack Gift Basket: Gift certificates to Moxie Mavens, Arni’s, & Walmart
  • Super Slime Gift Basket: Celebrate summer by making ice cream cone slime, glitter slime, oobleck and more!
  • Family Game Night: Invite your friends and family to game night on us! We will supply our games, pizza, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Family and Friends Movie Night: You invite your friends and family. You pick the movie. We provide a private screening in Skanta Theatre with popcorn and water! (Date and movie subject to library approval)

Michigan Road Public Library Prizes

  • Monster Mini Golf Tickets & Milky Way Gift Card
  • Kokomo AMC 12 Family Gift Pack
  • Michigantown Dollar General Summer Fun Basket
  • Indianapolis Indians Tickets
  • Monster Mini Golf Tickets & Hawaiian Shave Ice Gift Card
  • Hoosierland Roller Rink

Mulberry Public Library Prizes

  • Lafayette Aviators Family 4 Pack & $20 Gift Card
  • Southfork Restaurant and Pub Gift Card & $20 Gift Certificate
  • Indianapolis Indians Family 4 Pack & $20 Gift Certificate
  • Tropicanoe Cove Family Pass & $20 Gift Certificate
  • Indy Fuel Gift Pack & $20 Gift Certificate
  • Grand Prize: Kid’s Bike from the Mulberry Fire Department
  • Grand Prize: Adult Tablet

Rossville Public Library Prizes

  • Monster Mini Golf Tickets & Friends of the Rossville Library Prize, plus Dairy Queen coupons
  • Rossville Pizza King Gift Card
  • Tropicanoe Cove and Dairy Queen Coupons
  • Walmart Gift Card

Grand Prizes (Available for ALL Locations)

  • Family Camping Set: Coleman tent, two child-size fishing pole, child’s camping lamp and headlamp, Little Explorers kit, campfire roasting sticks, cooler, and Schulz gift card
  • Bike from Hodson Bay Company: Hodson Bay Company of West Lafayette is partnering with us to provide a bike to a lucky a winner! (We will provide up to a certain amount towards the bike of your choice)

Why Summer Reading Matters

A specific goal of the Summer Reading Program is to prevent learning loss. Research shows that, “by the summer after seventh grade, students lose on average 35% of their school-year gains in reading…and..50% of their school-year gains in math” (Kuhfield, M., NWEA, 2018). We care about the education and entertainment needs of all our community members and that is why, each year, we work to create quality programming and incentives especially for summertime.

Summer Reading for All!

Summer Reading at the library is for everyone! A library card is not required to join the fun and the program is free. Visit the library’s website to learn about the many free programs offered at each location. Visit our calendar to register for programs!

Summer Reading T-Shirts

Much of our local community joins in the fun of Summer Reading by sponsoring and collaborating with our libraries. For Instance, Moxie Mavens Boutique designed our 2023 Summer Reading T-Shirts. moxie. The adorable designs are available for purchase at Moxie Mavens and portion of the proceeds goes back to the library to support Summer Reading programming.

Summer Reading Sponsors

Summer Reading at the library is made possible thanks to our many partners and sponsors:

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