Read, attend cool events, and win prizes with this year’s Summer Reading program!

Adults: Earn badges with every 100 minutes you read… each badge you win increases your chance to win one of the weekly drawings for a $10 local business gift certificate. To be entered into the drawing for one of the THREE grand prizes, you must complete 1000 minutes. Our adult grand prizes this year include a large outdoor dog house, a carpeted cat tower, and a $50 Visa gift card. Don’t forget to ask for your registration prize at the Main Circulation Desk (while supplies last)!

Teens: You can also earn badges with every 100 minutes you read… each badge you win increases your chance to win one of the weekly drawings for a $10 local business gift certificate. To be entered into the drawing for one of the THREE grand prizes, you must complete 1000 minutes. Our teen grand prizes this year include a 4 ft. tall stuffed dog, a VR headset for smartphones, and a $50 Visa gift card. Don’t forget to ask for your registration prize at the Main Circulation Desk (while supplies last)!

Children: Let’s get wild about reading and writing! Log your reading and writing minutes to earn badges, receive small prizes and electronic entries to the raffle drawing. For every 100 minutes you read a badge will light up. Receive a small prize and an electronic entry to the raffle when you have logged 400 minutes (half-way) and 800 minutes (completion). Those who complete 800 minutes will also get a book. Continue reading and writing to earn more raffle entries.

 Make sure to check out our online calendar nchcpl.librarycalendar.com for animal-themed programs during June and July to get registered for programs like: Adventures in the Park: Take Flight Wildlife OWLS!, Adventures in the Park: Magic Show, Indiana Wildlife Presents: LIVE Backyard Animals, Dog Training 101, Pizza and Pets: Lunch at the Humane Society, Horse 101, Owl Pellet Dissection, the New Castle-Henry County Renaissance Festival… and many more! You can also check out the library’s YouTube channel for First Chapter Friday videos throughout the summer! 

How to Register:

  • -Go to nchcpl.beanstack.org 
  • -Register as an individual 
  • -Click “I am registering myself” 
  • -Fill out the Reader’s Information Page 
  • -Hit ‘Next” and you are registered! 
  • -Get the Beanstack Tracker app to log  minutes 
  • -Log minutes to earn badges and entries.