Calling all bookworms and adventurers! The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) is gearing up for another epic summer reading challenge. This year's program, Our Summer: Play YOUR Way, invites readers of all ages to discover new worlds in a book, create something wonderful, connect with others, and enjoy activities that are just for fun.

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And there's nothing wrong with incentivizing your summer reading, right? That's why youngsters have the chance to earn entries toward winning some great prizes by participating. And all types of reading count this summer, too - whether you're reading on your own, reading with someone else, listening to an audiobook, or reading an eBook!

2024 EVPL Summer Reading Celebration Details

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The EVPL Summer Reading Celebration will begin on Wednesday, May 29th, and will wrap up on Wednesday, July 31st.

The first step on your summer reading journey is to get registered - which is FREE and easy to do. Readers of all ages can register at one of the kickoff events listed below, or by visiting any of the seven EVPL locations, or online at

  • EVPL Central: Wednesday, May 29 from 10am-12n
  • EVPL East: Wednesday, May 29 from 2pm-4pm
  • EVPL Oaklyn: Wednesday, May 29 from 2pm-4pm
  • EVPL Red Bank: Wednesday, May 29 from 5pm-7pm

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Registered readers get a prize right off the bat (while supplies last), along with a coupon book to use at an EVPL Foundation Book Sale or at the EVPL Foundation Book Store located in the lobby of the EVPL Central location. Then it's time to start your journey and get to reading. The more books you read and the more activities you complete, the more entries you get toward winning one of the grand prizes.

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Remember that this is just a broad overview of the summer reading program - there is a lot more information and details you can find at

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