“TAILS AND TALES!!” UCPL’s Summer Reading Program

Are you ready for the fun? This year, our Summer Reading Program will be for six (6) weeks!
For this year’s reading challenge our young readers will need to set a personal goal of completing at least 30 picture books, and for our chapter readers the basic starting goal is 6 chapter books, but there are other options as well.

-As always, younger children may be read to by an adult or older child.
-Younger children may be read to by older siblings and both will get to count the books read.
-For our chapter readers, 10 picture books will equal 1 chapter book (but you must read chapter books, too).
-Chapter readers may  share a book and take turns reading to each other and both will get to count the books read.
-When you sign up you may choose from as many of the following themes as you wish.

-As always, you may read books you already have at home as well as library books, but if you want to check out and borrow a library book to take home, you will need a UCPL library card.

When you sign up you may choose from one or as many of the following themes as you wish.
The themes are:
“Imagine Your Story”
“A Universe of Stories”
“Together is Better – Read with Someone”
“Book a Trip…Read”
“Read with the Cat in the Hat”

Please Note the Following:
–Registration and the program begin June 7th.
–Late comers are always welcome, but program registration ends at the close of the business day on July 12th.
–Reading logs must be turned in by July 23rd.

We are looking forward to seeing all our summer readers once again, and please remember to wear a mask while inside the library.
If you have any questions, please call Miss Becky at: 765-964-4748, between 2:30pm and 6:00pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Saturday 11:30am to 3:00pm.


Because of the regional and ongoing impact and continued presence of the Covid-19 virus, and in accordance with recommended health and safety measures for the public and library staff, there will be some changes to how we will be able to serve the public as we continue to assess the health-safety of the program for the public, as well as any regional developments regarding the impact of the virus which might require future changes moving forward.

To make this year’s summer reading program successful, it will necessitate some adjustments and changes in our past summer program services, and with these changes the continued support and understanding of our community in doing this process as follows:

1. Wearing a face mask will continue until further notice. We respectfully ask and strongly recommend that as possible and practical, members of the public continue wearing a face mask covering both mouth and nose for the safety and welfare of yourself and your family, and for the kind and thoughtful benefit of others with invisible health concerns or with compromised immune systems from various causes.

2. The Children’s Department will continue to be open to the public for book selection and checkout, but for now, we ask that patrons self-limit their total time within the Children’s Department and building.

–Youth 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

3. For the time being, public access hours to the Children’s Department will continue to be slightly reduced on a daily bases from traditional service hours. Likewise, there will be a temporary limit of 10 books per library card at a time. This is needed to allow library staff to prepare for the arrival of the public, attend to surface and area disinfecting as needed through each day, as well as other typical and newly acquired collection management tasks.

–The Children’s Department area will be available to the public on, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday between 2:30 – 6:00 PM; and Saturday between 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM.

–For the time being, we ask that where practical, families self-limit the number of family members coming into the Children’s Department to the smallest number possible.

(**Please note that any of the above can change as needed.)