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Reward your kids with local library summer events

Visit more than just your local library.
Visit more than just your local library.Flickr: Robert Scoble

As homeschoolers, we often take several trips a month to the local library, but not everyone knows about the events held at various libraries around the area.  Instead of spending more money this summer, try browsing through the event listings of area libraries--you may be surprised with what you find. 

Louisville Free Public Library

  • Grand re-opening of Main Library, May 15
  • Summer Reading Program, "Think Globally, Read Locally", June 1-August 7
  • Children's Summer Reading Kickoff at Main Library, Sat., June 5 from 11 a.m. until 2 p..m. Includes hands-on activities with Speed Art Museum, Just Creations, the Junk Genius, Jefferson Memorial Forest, and others. 
  • For more information on events, browse LFPL's calendar.

Jeffersonville/Clarksville Public Libraries:

  • Summer Reading Club begins June 7
  • Puppet show of Aesop's Fable:  Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes, Mon., May 10 at 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. at Jeffersonville branch.
  • Ruth's Readers, a reading contest for K-5th grade with prizes of $50, $25, and $10.  Students must submit entry form and will be judged on number of books read, quality of books, and how age appropriate books are. 

Charlestown/Sellersburg/Henryville/Borden/New Washington Libraries:

  • Summer Programs begin June 21, registration is June 1, programs are 4 weeks long, including summer art classes for K-5th graders.

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library:

  • Summer Reading Program for children from birth through 6th grade, May 24-July 31.
  • Conner the Clown, Wed. June 9 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Fantastic Friday! June 11 at 10 a.m. for homeschoolers ages 5 and up.  Includes storytime and craft for younger children and a discussion on the novel Dark Life by Kat Falls for the older children. 
  • Many more events also listed on their calendar

If you live in Southern Indiana, you have the option of participating in the reading progams at several different libraries, allowing your children to earn extra prizes!

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