Thanksgiving:  All locations will be closing early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00pm and remain closed on Thursday. Normal hours resume Friday, November 25.

Thanksgiving:  All locations will be closing early on Wednesday, November 23 at 6:00pm and remain closed on Thursday. Normal hours resume Friday, November 25.

Summer Reading Club

Summer Reading Club: Oceans of Possibilities

June 1 – July 31, 2022

Sign up for Summer Reading Club and complete milestones to win prizes!

How It Works
Events
Reading & Activities

How it works

  1. Head to your favorite St. Joe County Public Library branch to sign up for Summer Reading Club and get your signup prize. You can also sign up at sjcpl.beanstack.org. If you have participated in Summer Reading before, scroll down to log in. In your account, you will see a list of current challenges that are available to you. Join the Early Literacy, Children, Teen, or Adult Summer Reading Club.
  2. Track your reading by books or minutes, depending on your age group. You can use your tracker sheets (which you can get from a librarian) or through Beanstack. Once you have met the quota for each badge, go back to your library branch to redeem your prize.
  3. Keep reading until you earn every badge!
Prize Structure
  • Early Lit: 15 books per badge, 3 badges
  • Kids: 200 minutes per badge, 3 badges
  • Teens: 5 books, 1 badge, plus raffle entries
  • Adults: 5 books, 1 badge, plus raffle entries

Events

Kickoff Party!

Friday, June 3, 4-7 p.m.
Main Library, Richard Pfeil Family Courtyard

Celebrate the start of Summer Reading Club in the courtyard at Main Library! Enjoy games, activities, live music, giveaways, a Zumba class with Carlitos, and much more while you sign up for summer reading!

Throughout the Event: Activities and yard games, summer reading sign-up, food trucks (Kona Ice, Rico Suave), bicycle safety course and downtown rides with League Certified Instructors (LCI), Studio 304 after hours, information on Summer library programs, South Bend Lions Football Club reps, and more!

4-6pm: Live Music with “The Hillsiders”

6pm: Zumba class with Carlitos!


Reading & Activities

Activity Booklet

Download and print a Summer Reading Club activity booklet for kids, or head to your favorite Library location to pick one up.

Want to check your work? See the answer key.

Book Lists

Our librarians have curated ocean-themed books for kids, teens, and adults!


Summer Reading is sponsored by:

Bestseller

Classic

Debut

Mancini Family Charitable Fund

Gifts-in-Kind

  • Crooked Ewe
  • Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
  • Wine and Canvas of South Bend
  • Edge Adventure Parks
  • Snite Museum of Art
  • St. Joseph County Parks
  • The History Museum
  • South Bend Museum of Art
  • Oh Mamma’s
  • South Bend Cubs
  • Strikes & Spares

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