Summer Reading Challenge 2022

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Summer Reading Challenge 2022:  Oceans of Possibilities 
June 1-July 31, 2022 for Kids & Teens
May 13-August 27, 2022 for Adults 

The New Carlisle Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is an annual event that encourages reading for all ages as well as participation in FREE events that encourage life-long learning, curiosity, and creativity.

Instructions for Kids & Teens
Let's read and learn together this summer -- it could not be easier to participate!  Simply print & complete one of the reading logs linked at the bottom of this page.  While we offer age recommendations, choose the log your child or teen has the greatest interest in.  Return the log to the New Carlisle Public Library in June or July for a prize and a chance to win one of our amazing grand prizes, like a Nintendo Switch, or, for teens, a $100 VISA gift card.  You can also visit the library in June or July and read to the library fish for a small additional prize!  

Kids who prefer to log their reading online can choose Beanstack instead of the paper logs.  
Our electronic summer reading program for kids and teens will go live in late May and may be accessed from this website:
     or by downloading the Beanstack app on any Smartphone.

Everything is absolutely free and you do not have to have a library card or live in New Carlisle to participate, though prizes must be picked up at the New Carlisle Public Library.  Anyone of ANY AGE may participate (Adults, sign up for your amazing program on Beanstack!  Children too young to read may be read to, and that time counted.)  Books read for summer reading do not have to be library books.

Summer Reading Club Sponsors 
Please join us in thanking the sponsors who make our Summer Reading Club great: 
  • The Friends of the New Carlisle Public Library
  • Pat Van Gorder
  • NCF Savings Bank
  • Rick & Teresa Baker
  • Beth Handwerker
  • Todd Hayes
  • Suzy Stapleton
  • Erica Stefanow
  • Debbie Turner
  • Arrow Queen
  • Wee Care Child Care Center 
  • Danese Christmas 
  • Cindy Gulden