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Summer Reading 2015

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Participating in BCPL’s 2015 Summer Reading Program is easier than ever! Participants can now track their reading and participation all in one place with the Every Hero Has a Story bookmark. Bookmarks will be available at all BCPL locations beginning Saturday, May 30th, 2015. Fill out your information, and bring your bookmark with you to any Summer Reading activity we offer during the months of June and July. For each activity you participate in, you will receive a Reed the Raccoon sticker to add to your bookmark, enhancing your chances to win our BIG prizes at the conclusion of the program. Your bookmark will also serve as your reading log for Chapter 2. View or print our 2015 Summer Reading Guide »



May 30th
1:00–3:00 PMRegister for the Kickoff!

Foreword: Summer Reading Kickoff

Summer Reading 2015 kicks off with a bang with a fun-filled afternoon at Ridgway Memorial Library in Shepherdsville! There will be lots to enjoy, including more than a dozen activity and craft stations, free refreshments, door prizes, and much, much more! Participants will also collect the bookmark that will be used to track their Summer Reading activity throught the summer and earn their first Reed the Racoon sticker for the 2015 program. The more stickers received, the more entries earned to win some of the fabulous prizes we will be giving away at the Finale!

Registration CLOSED »


Register for the Kickoff!

Chapter 1: Weekly Program Sessions

In June, BCPL will hold FREE weekly programs at each of our locations, with hands-on activities, book giveaways, prizes, and discount coupons for a variety of Kentucky and Southern Indiana attractions. For each Chapter One program attended, participants will receive a Reed the Raccoon sticker to place on their bookmark.

Programs Include:

  • The Nutty Scientists Present Superheroes of Science
  • What Is Your Super Power?
  • Animal Avengers
  • Local Heroes
  • Library Avenger Superheroes
  • Library Avenger Storyboard
  • Library Avenger Comics 

Registration CLOSED »

June & July

No Registration Required

Chapter 2: Passive Programs

Can't make it to the Library during regularly scheduled Summer Reading Programs? With Chapter 2, you can still participate in Summer Reading and earn chances to win our BIG PRIZES at the end of the program. Chapter 2 has two parts, and you can choose to participate in either or both!

• Reading Challenge: June 1st—July 31st*

Earn rewards just for reading. Children can have their bookmark punched once for each title they read throughout the months of June and July, and tweens & teens can have their bookmarks punched for each chapter read. At the end of the summer, you can turn in your bookmark and receive a prize pack for your reading accomplishments.

• Imagination Stations:
July 2nd–July 31st*

The second part of Chapter 2 is just as much fun! Patrons can visit our Imagination Stations throughout the month of July. Each week, a different Imagination Station will be available at each BCPL branch. You can visit the stations any time during regular library hours. Patrons will complete a short challenge at each Imagination Station to earn more stickers, meaning more chances to win! You will earn one sticker for the BIG PRIZE DRAWING for each Imagination Station you visit.

Children's Stations Include:

  • Build a Minion Craft Center - Build a minion sidekick for your favorite superhero!

  • Strawbee Creations - Use the hottest new building tools to make your own Super creation!

  • Super Reed Scavenger Hunt - Follow the clues and record your progress to help Super Reed find the villain in the library!

  • Superhero Disguise Central - Create your very own superhero mask to protect your secret identity while fighting crime and performing good deeds!

Tween/Teen Stations Include:

  • Domino Diversion - Recreate a hero’s name by setting up a continuous line of dominoes, then take a photo of your work before letting them fall. Your work might be showcased by BCPL online!

  • Strawbees Maker Space - Create a hero’s monument using nothing more than plastic drinking straws and the special strawbees tools, then capture your creation on film with the camera provided. Your work might be featured by BCPL online!

  • Super Selfies - Take unique selfies featuring books found in the library with faces on the cover. Then think of a photo caption that honors our hero’s theme. Your work might be showcased by BCPL online!

  • Super Word Power - Get creative writing your own heroic blackout poetry, book spine poetry, and/or power poetry. You work might be showcased….you get the picture!


July Register for the Kickoff!

Chapter 3: Super Power Programs

Our super-powered evening programs in July are a lot of fun and offeryet another way you can enjoy Summer Reading at BCPL. On Tuesday nights in July, children can enjoy programs like Animal Avengers and The Big, Messy Science Demo while tweens & teens can participate in the Amazing Library Race of Heroes on Thursday nights. You'll earn one sticker for the BIG PRIZE DRAWING for each program you attend.

Details & Registration (required) »


August 1st
1:00–3:00 PM
Register for the Kickoff!

Afterword: Summer Reading Finale

Join us at the Finale to wrap up Summer Reading 2015! Featuring an encore performace of Animal Avengers, door prizes, and summer treats. And don't forget the Big Prize drawings! Participants will also receive a Reed the Raccoon sticker for their bookmarks to increase their chances in the drawing.

Registration CLOSED »

*Please Note: To be eligible your prize pack or for the BIG PRIZE DRAWING at the conclusion of the finale, bookmarks must be returned at Ridgway Memorial Library no later than 1:00 PM at the finale. Patrons who cannot attend the Finale must turn in their bookmarks by 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 30th.

last updated 7/14/15