Welcome to the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge! You can either use this sheet to track your progress, or the Beanstack app, found here: https://alexandrianpl.beanstack.org/
Put a bee sticker into one of the honeycomb spaces for each book you read or listen to between June 1 and July 31. Entries for our prizes will be awarded as follows:
Adults: 1 entry per book
Teens: 1 entry per book
3rd – 5th grade: 1 entry for every 2 books
K – 2nd grade: 1 entry for every 4 books
Pre-K: 1 entry for every 10 books read
Complete your age group’s challenge and receive a completion prize! Remember, audiobooks count too!
For every program you attend, you’ll also receive an entry into our special “Program Prize” for the summer : A NEW SWITCH LITE!
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE PROGRAMS:
June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:00 a.m. – Adult Drawing and Watercolor Workshop – This free series is for anyone wishing to learn or perfect skills in drawing or watercolor. Have a project you need advice on? Bring it in. If you have questions or would like to take part call 812-838-3286.
June 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 2:00 p.m. – Tween Time – Join us on Thursdays from June 1st to July 20th for Tween Time. There will be stories, games, crafts, activities & more! Registration for children ages 9 to 12 begins May 18.
June 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 3:30 p.m. – Laughs and Crafts – This program is for kids ages 5-8. We have fun with jokes, stories, games, snacks, book-based movies, and more. Please register online, by calling the library, or in person. See you then! Registration begins May 18.
June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff-Pets in the Park – Join us for our Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff! Pets in the Park will feature adoptable cats & dogs from NewLife Rescue, information on the care of dogs & cats, and make your own pet treats and toys. Register all day for SRC and get a free book while supplies last.
June 5 and 12 at 9:30 a.m. – Baby/ Toddler Story Time – Join us at 9:30 on Mondays! There will be a story, songs, rhymes, and bubbles! Registration for children 0 to 36 months is required and begins May 22.
June 5 at 2:30 p.m. – Tween Diamond Art Painting – Come hang out, make a diamond art painting and enjoy snacks. For ages 9-12. Registration is required and starts May 22.
June 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. – Preschool Story Time – Join us at 10:30 on Tuesdays! There will be stories and rhymes and activities. Registration for children ages 3 to 5 is required and begins May 22.
June 6 at 2:00 p.m. – ASH: Rainbow Self-Portraits – Join Alphabet Soup Hangout (ASH) this month to create your own rainbow self-portraits! Please bring a picture of yourself (either 5×7 or 8×10) to use as a guide. If you do not have a photo that size, you can use a library computer to print one. (If you need to print here, please come in early if possible to have a photo ready before the program starts.)
June 6 at 2:00 p.m. – Tween Friendship Jewelry Extravaganza – If you are between the ages of 9-12 and enjoy making friendship bracelets then this program is for you! We will be making different kinds of bracelets and enjoying snacks! Registration is required and begins May 23.
June 7 at 5:30 p.m. – Family Board Game Night – Come with your family, play and eat snacks! We will have a number of different board and card games for you to play! Stay for a bit or stay for the whole time!
June 7 at 6:00 p.m. – Wander the World – Wander the World, an armchair travel and culture series hosted by Marissa & Joan. This month we “visit” Egypt through food, photos and crafts!
June 8 at 2:00 – Throwback Thursday Teen Movie – This event is for grades 7-12 only.
June 9 and 23 at 10:00 a.m. – Coffee & (Bingo) Cards – Join us for BINGO! Winners will receive fun prizes. This program is free.
June 12 at 3:30 p.m. – Kids Canvas Painting Party – If you are between the ages of 5-12 and like to paint then this program is for you! Come join the fun and make your own masterpiece! Registration is required and begins May 30. Sign up online, call the library or come to the Youth Services Desk to get signed up.
June 13 at 10:00 a.m. – Adult Craft – Make a festive summer wreath with clothespins and dye! Registration is required and begins on June 1.
June 13 at 1:00 p.m. – Call of the Wild: Youth Outdoor Skills Program – Join JK Stewart from Paired Outdoors as he brings some of the coolest outdoor skills mentioned in books such as Call of the Wild and The Hunger Games to life! Learn how to make a survival shelter like in Hatchet, set a survival trap like Katniss, tie Buck’s Call of the Wild rescue knot, and so much more. For ages 8+. Registration is required to attend.
June 13 at 6:00 p.m. – Novels at Night – Join us for a discussion of “The Sight of You” by Holly Miller at Tequila’s. Walk-ins welcome to attend.
June 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Craft To Go – Come to the Youth Services desk and pick up a craft to go while supplies last.
June 14 at 3:30 p.m. – Anime Club – For grades 6-12. Come hang out, watch and discuss manga and anime, do some crafts, and have some Japanese snacks! If you can’t make it right at 3:30 p.m., it’s okay! Join us whenever and hang out as long as you want. No registration needed.
June 14 at 6:00 p.m. – Coffee & (Bingo) Cards-evening edition! – Winners will receive fun prizes. This program is free. Teens are welcome!
June 16 at 2:30 p.m. – Sticker Palooza – Come and have fun with stickers! Bring in stickers you wish to donate or trade! We will have stickers for you as well! All participants will receive a blank mini journal to put their stickers in. No registration required. All ages welcome.
June 19 – Juneteenth – Library Closed.
June 20 at 6:00 p.m. – Dungeons & Dragons – Join us for a short campaign! Bring dice and character sheets if you have them, some will be provided if you don’t. For grades 6-12. Registration is required and begins on May 23.
June 21 at 3:00 p.m. – Tween BINGO – If you are between the ages of 9-12 come join us for a fun hour of BINGO and win some cool prizes! Snacks will be provided! Registration is required and begins June 7.
June 21 at 6:00 p.m. – Under the Covers: A Romance Book Club – Join us every third Wednesday for fun conversation about your favorite Romance books! This month we will be discussing “Mistakes Were Made” by Meryl Wilsner.
June 27 at 6:00 p.m. – APL’s Adult Trivia Tuesday! – Tease your brain, eat snacks & win prizes! Be a team of 1 or up to 4 adults. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game starts at 6 pm.
June 30 at 10:00 a.m. – Tween Walking Party – Come join us for some fun outside if you are between the ages of 7-12! We will be walking on the sidewalk around the library! There will be activities to do as we are walking! Once we are done we will come inside and make a healthier snack! Registration is required and begins June 16.