MamaTipTuesday | Fortville Summer Reading Program

On Your Mark, Get Set... READ!

Registration for the summer reading program kicks off today!

Did you happen to see this in your child's backpack those last few weeks of school? Or possibly the bigger insert in last Thursday's paper? It's full of wonderful possibilities for summer reading fun for the whole family! 

Research shows that kiddos who read at least 20 minutes a day over the summer maintain their reading skills and hit the ground running at the start of the new school year.

Registration for the summer reading program runs Tuesday May 31st - Saturday June 4th. Lots of super fun activities over the summer, capping off with a Celebration Picnic Saturday, July 23rd with celebrating hitting all those summer reading goals. Your kiddos will definitely want to be in the winner's circle!

Here's a few of our favorite activities taking place over the summer:

Fortville Library

  • 3 Wednesday of Family Nights (June 15th, June 22nd and July 13th)
    • June 15th: Flight & Robots - Make a variety of paper airplanes and test them out, and/or create a robot and see whose is the best.
    • June 22nd: Fuel Your Engines: Several one minute challenges, snacks and games. 
    • July 13th: Family Game Night: Board Games and chocolate!
  • Family Movie Nights (June 10th, July 8th)
    • June 10th @ 7p.m.: Zootopia (PG)
    • July 8th @ 7 p.m.: Max (PG)
  • Animal Show - Nature's Olympians June 18th at 1:30 at the Library
  • Teen and Tween Smoothie Night on Friday June 24th at 1:30 Java Junction
    • Learn how to make a great smoothie!
  • Teen and Tween Trivia Night Wednesday June 29th at 7p.m. at Indulge
    • Sports trivia competition team style.
  • Teen and Tween Game Night Tuesday July 12th at 7p.m. at the Library
    • Life size Jenga, paper football tournament, chocolate games!

Greenfield Library

  • Amazon John Silly Safari Performance Friday June 10th, 2-3p.m. and 4-5p.m., registration required, see, registration opens June 1st
  • Magician Daniel Lusk with a mix of comedy, puppets and sleight-of-hand Friday June 24th 10-10:45, registration required, see, registration opens June 13th
  • Concert in the Park with Bomar & Ritter, 1st outdoor family concert in the new amphitheatre in Beckenholdt Park, Thursday June 30th 6:30-7:30p.m., registration required, see, registration opens June 20th
  • Teen and Tween Action Painting Tuesday June 21st, 5-6:30p.m. registration required, see
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