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Summer reading program is on at CDPL


The Youth Services Department at the Crawfordsville District Public Library would like to invite children and teens ages 1 to 17 to join our summer reading program, “Imagine Your Story.” Due to the events happening in our society, this summer will be different than previous years. This summer, the program will be online. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you may still come to the library and get a reading chart by calling 765-362-2242, ext. 2.

Starting June 1, you may register to CDPL’s Summer Reading Program by going to You will click on the library demo and it should bring up the log in page. You will find different age groups listed. Find the appropriate age group for your child/children. The preschool program will ask for first and last name and age. The children’s program will ask for first and last name, school attended and grade last year. The teen program will ask for first and last name, grade last year and school attended. Parents may sign all their children up under their name (the parent’s account) to make it easier for you and the library staff.

The goal this summer will be to read for eight hours by July 31. For every minute read the reader will earn 1 point. To win their first prize, the reader must log 120 minutes (or points). On the computer the child will earn a digital badge. He/she may then come to the library to collect their prize. The second prize may be collected after logging 240 minutes and earning the level 2 badge. The third prize may be collected after reading 360 minutes and earning the level 3 badge. The last prizes may be collected after 480 points are recorded and the level 4 completion certificate is earned. When preschoolers complete the goal, their prize is a book and a book bag for their new book. When elementary students complete the goal, their prize is a book and a T-shirt. When tweens/teens complete the goal, their prize is a book.

Once the goal of eight hours is completed, all participants may join the drawing portion of the program. For every hour read, the participant may place an entry in the drawing for the prize of his/her choice. The drawing for each prize will be held on July 31 around 4:45 p.m. and winners will be contacted by phone. This might be done on Read Squared or it will be with paper tickets from the library. More information to come on that soon.

There will be a mission the preschoolers and elementary students can opt to follow or not. They will receive a prize at the library for completing the mission. The mission will be to draw and color yourself doing what you would like to do when you get older (your story). Bring your completed picture to the library to receive an extra prize.

You may register anytime for this program June 1 or after and log your minutes through July 31 by 4:30 p.m.

As of right now, the library is not open to the public. We are still in the curbside pick-up phase. If you need to pick-up a reading chart at the library, please call and we will make arrangements for you to pick that up. Until further notice you may call and come to pick up prizes at a specified time, or you can wait until we open then come get all your prizes at once.

Things will be different this summer, but keep watching our website and checking your emails for changes that might occur. For questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 362-2242 ext. 2.


Karen Record is the department head in Youth Services at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.


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