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Two children riding a fish. Oceans of Possibilities. Read More.

Summer Reading 2022:
Oceans of Possibilities

Ends In:

June 1 - July 31

Thanks for joining us for another amazing summer of reading! We hope to see you in 2023!

As always, summer reading is open to all ages. You can join any time between June 1 and July 31.

Sign up online or at your branch! You'll earn a raffle ticket for each hour you read - plus some smaller prizes along the way.

Read to Earn Prizes

A child leaning against a walrus and readingEarn a raffle ticket for each hour you read! You can log your reading and submit tickets online, or visit your favorite branch for an old-fashioned paper tracker.

Each ticket can be submitted for a chance to win one of our fabulous Grand Prizes!

But that's not all - everyone can also earn the following prizes:

Kids and Teens:

1st hour of reading: A Railcats ticket + a discounted ticket to Deep River Waterpark* 

2nd hour of reading: Scratch n' sniff bookmark

3rd hour of reading: Free book

4th hour of reading: LCPL book bag (while supplies last)

*discounted waterpark tickets are for ages 6-18 only


At 4 hours of reading: 3 free books

Oceanos de posibilidades


Q: What if I read to someone else?

A: Both of you get credit for that reading time!

Q: Do audiobooks count?

A: Yes! Time spent listening to a book is time spent reading.

Q: I can't read for a whole hour at a time. Can I log smaller units?

A: Yes! You can log as little as 1 minute at a time (and no more than 900 minutes in a day).

Q: When do I find out if I won a Grand Prize?

A: Grand Prize winners will be contacted August 2.

Special Events
Sat, Apr 15, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Join us for an afternoon of tea, dessert, and speaker Cory Goodrich. This event is $35 per person and reservations must be made by April 3rd with payment. For more information, ext. 315.

Prize List

#1: Narwhal Rocking Chair

#2: Wooden Play Doctor's Office

#3: Great Creations Kids' Art Center

#4: 2-in-1 Hammock Bungee Swing

#5: Nintendo Switch Lite

#6: Shark Activity Pack

#7: Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet

#8: $200 Gamestop Gift Card

#9: DOSS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and Earbuds

#10: $200 Visa Gift Card

#11: Fishing Kit (Rod and Starter Tackle Box) 

#12: 1 yr Shedd Aquarium family membership

Summer Reading Grand Prizes
  • Narwhal Rocking Chair
  • 1 year Shedd Aquarium Family Membership
  • $200 Visa Gift Card
  • Play Doctor
  • Fishing Kit Rod and starter tackle box
  • Kids Art Center
  • DOSS Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and Earbuds
  • 2-in-1 Hammock Bungee Swing
  • Shark Activity Pack
  • Nintendo Switch Lite
  • $200 GameStop Gift Card
  • Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet