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The 2015 Youth program is "Every Hero Has a Story!" and offers four age-appropriate levels.

Youth

Programming: See the Youth Services page for program dates, times, and details.

More info: Youth Services, 219-931-5100, ext. 336.


Teen

Sign up early and don’t forget to join us for Teen Programs throughout Summer Reading! For each program you attend, your name is entered into the drawing for a Best Buy gift card!

You must be signed up for the program in order to be entered into the drawing. All supplies provided. Programs are for teens in 7th-12th grades.

There will be 4 mini drawings for $10 Target gift cards on: June 19, July 10, July 31 and August 14 at 4 p.m. So keep reading!

Teens in 7th-12th grades may join the Teen Summer Reading Program. If you’re going into 7th, you can choose either the Intermediate or Teen program.

You can read any book (which includes audio books, graphic novels, or e-books) at your reading level. If you are reading an e-book, please see a librarian at Information Services before the book is returned on your device.

You MUST have a valid library card and the books have to be checked out from the Hammond Public Library. Bring your reading log with you every time you return a book to the Information Services Desk on the 2nd floor.

When you finish a reading log, you will be asked to write a few sentences about one of the books you read, you will get a small prize, and you will be entered into the drawing for a $125 Best Buy gift card.

You can complete up to 12 reading logs. Don’t forget to come to Teen library programs—each time you attend a program, you get an extra entry into the drawing!

More info: (219) 931-5100, Ext. 351.


Adult

Books and audiobooks for Summer Reading must be checked out from the Hammond Public Library, and read or listened to between May 30 and August 31.

To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older, and have a valid Hammond Public Library card. When you sign up, you’ll receive your reading log.

Read or listen to 7 books of your choice to complete a log. Write the titles of the books on the lines on the back of the log. Library staff will stamp and date all entries.

Bring your log with you each time you return books. If you are reading an e-book, please see a librarian at Information Services before the book is returned on your device.

For every log you complete, you are entered into a prize drawing. You may complete as many logs as you wish, up to 12 logs. The more logs you complete, the better your chances of winning.

Four mini-drawings are held on these Fridays: June 19; July 10; July 31 and August 14 at 4 p.m. The Grand Prize drawing takes place after the program ends Aug. 31.

Reading logs must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on Mon., Aug. 31. The Grand Prize winner will be announced by Fri., Sept. 4.

Check out our library programs, too!

More info: Public Information Coordinator, (219) 931-5100, Ext. 310.


THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SUMMER READING 2015 HEROES (donors as of May 13)

Cabela's Hammond Hispanic Community Comm. North Twp. Trustee, Frank Mrvan
Centier Hammond Port Authority Strack & Van Til
First Midwest Bank Indiana Beach Van Til's Supermarket
Friends of HPL T.R. Foods/KFC Waldorf Theatre Company
Great Lakes Sonic


Hammond Public Library, 564 State Street, Hammond, Indiana 46320, (219) 931-5100
http://www.hammond.lib.in.us