Summer Reading

Summer Reading

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Click Here for Solutions to the 3-D Puzzles!

Thanks for another great Summer Reading Program!

Families that have finished the Summer Reading Program are invited to attend our Grand Finale Parties in July! We'll be celebrating our reading accomplishments with lions and tigers and puppets (oh my!) courtesy of Stevens Puppets, and their all-marionette version of The Wizard of Oz. Finishers can enjoy the show at any JCPL branch at the times listed below.


Monday, July 21

Wednesday, July 23


Handouts available for download:

Kids' Guidebook - includes reading log to keep track of minutes read
Teen & Adult Guidebook - includes reading log to keep track of minutes read


Have Fun & Learn Science at Awesome Programs!

This year’s theme is Fizz, Boom, Read, and we’ve got lots of fun science-themed activities for all ages.

Each of the library’s four branches will be hosting events throughout the summer including storytimes, crafts, movies, science experiments, and performers, all with the aim of learning more about the amazing world of science.

Here’s just a few of the awesome events we’ve got planned:

Supervolcanoes! Author Mike Mullin will be here to discuss his Young Adult Novel Ashfall, and the impact a huge volcano eruption would have on Johnson County. Mike will be signing copies of his books after the program.

Slime a Librarian! Come learn how to make mad scientist slime at this all ages program. If enough items are checked out at the Franklin Branch this summer, we’ll slime a librarian at the end of the program!   

Science Fiction! A very special guest will be discussing the history of science fiction and one of its greatest authors. Jonathan Eller, director of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies, will appear at Clark Pleasant Branch to discuss the award-winning author of Fahrenheit 451.

Amazing Robots! The fabulous inventions of Indian Creek High School Robotics Team and 1741 Red Alert Robotics from Center Grove High School will be at the Trafalgar Branch. Come see these real live robots in action!

Watch our Summer Reading video!

Keep Reading and Learning All Summer Long!

In addition to all the fun, reading during the summer greatly benefits students, preschoolers, and adults alike. Reading skills are critical to classroom success and students who continue to read throughout the summer maintain reading proficiency at a higher level than those who do not. Reading is also important for adults to help maintain brain health.


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