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Summer Reading Program

    June 1–July 31

    Library Staff Desk Decorating Contest

     For Kids Ages 0–5

    Earn prizes by reading and help support the Choice Food Pantry at Carmel’s Merciful HELP Center!

    Every time you read together, log the number of books on the Beanstack Tracker app or at carmel.beanstack.com. (You can use this print-at-home tracking sheet to help keep track of your reading. Remember to enter all your reading into Beanstack, too, before July 31 to be eligible for prizes.)

    Reading Prizes

    • 12 picture books/beginning readers = donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 24 picture books/beginning readers = sticker
    • 36 picture books/beginning readers = donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 48 picture books/beginning readers = choice of a free book
    • 60 picture books/beginning readers = donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 72 picture books/beginning readers = choice of another free book + piece of our library castle to decorate
       
      Visit the West Branch or the Main Library Kids Area to collect your prizes through August 10.

     For Kids in Grades K–5

    Earn prizes by reading and help support the Choice Food Pantry at Carmel’s Merciful HELP Center!

    Every time you read or listen to a book, log the number of minutes on the Beanstack Tracker app or at carmel.beanstack.com. (You can use this print-at-home tracking sheet to help keep track of your reading. Remember to enter all your reading into Beanstack, too, before July 31 to be eligible for prizes.)

    Reading Prizes

    • 1 hour = donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 2 hours = sticker
    • 3 hours = donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 4 hours = choice of a free book
    • 5 hours = donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 6 hours = choice of another free book + piece of our library castle to decorate
       
      Visit the West Branch or the Main Library Kids Area to collect your prizes through August 10.

     For Teens

    Earn a badge every time you finish a book, and help support the Choice Food Pantry at Carmel’s Merciful HELP Center!

    Track your reading online using the Beanstack Tracker app or at carmel.beanstack.com. The badges you earn can be entered into the prize drawings of your choice.

    Reading Badges

    • 1 book = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 2 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
    • 3 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 4 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
    • 5 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 6 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • piece of our library castle to decorate and a multi-color gel pen
      • coupon for a free book from Foundation Friends Bookstore
         
        Visit the West Branch or the Main Library to collect your bookstore coupon through August 10.

    Prize Drawings

    $50 Java House gift card
    $50 Bookshop.org gift card
    $50 Amazon gift card
    Prize drawing winners will be notified by email on August 1.

     For Adults

    Earn a badge every time you finish a book, and help support the Choice Food Pantry at Carmel’s Merciful HELP Center!

    Track your reading online using the Beanstack Tracker app or at carmel.beanstack.com. The badges you earn can be entered into the prize drawings of your choice.

    Reading Badges

    • 1 book = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 2 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
    • 3 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 4 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
    • 5 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • donation to Choice Food Pantry
    • 6 books = 1 badge
      • 1 entry in our prize drawings
      • piece of our library castle to decorate and a multi-color gel pen
      • coupon for a free book from Foundation Friends Bookstore
         
        Visit the West Branch or the Main Library to collect your bookstore coupon through August 10.

    Prize Drawings

    $50 Cabela's gift card
    $50 Color Me Mine pottery painting gift card
    $50 Conner Prairie gift card
    $50 Flix Brewhouse gift card
    $50 Hoosier Heights gift card
    $50 Nickel Plate Express gift card
    $50 The Escape Room gift card
    $50 Urban Air Adventure Park gift card
    Prize drawing winners will be notified by email on August 1.


    FAQs

      • You can pre-register now through the free Beanstack Tracker app or at carmel.beanstack.com. The program begins on June 1, though, so don't start counting any reading that you do before then.

      • No, everyone is welcome to participate.

    Have more questions? Call us at 317.814.3988 or chat with us here.