Anderson Public Library and Lapel Branch Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Reading Programs

February 1 - February 28

2023 WINTER READING PROGRAM

All ages can participate in the winter reading program!

Log your reading time to work towards virtual badges and earn books!

To claim your earned books, visit the Main Library to make book selections in-person. To make your selections online or by phone, visit  the WRP Earned Book List , then email your selections to readingprograms@andersonlibrary.net or call (765) 641-2448. 

Need to pick up your earned books at the drive-up window at the Main Library or have them sent to the Lapel Branch? No problem, just let us know when you make your selections!

 

 

 

2023 WINTER READING PROGRAM

Date:02/01/2023 - 02/28/2023

Take Me To The Reading Program

February 1 - February 28

2023 WINTER READING PROGRAM

All ages can participate in the winter reading program!

Log your reading time to work towards virtual badges and earn books!

To claim your earned books, visit the Main Library to make book selections in-person. To make your selections online or by phone, visit  the WRP Earned Book List , then email your selections to readingprograms@andersonlibrary.net or call (765) 641-2448. 

Need to pick up your earned books at the drive-up window at the Main Library or have them sent to the Lapel Branch? No problem, just let us know when you make your selections!

 

 

 

2023 WINTER READING PROGRAM

Date:02/01/2023 - 02/28/2023

Take Me To The Reading Program

June 1 - July 31

2024 Summer Reading Program

All ages can participate in the summer reading program!

Log your reading time to work towards virtual badges and earn books or prizes!

To claim your earned books and prizes, visit the Main Library or Lapel Branch to make your selections.  If you have questions, email readingprograms@andersonlibrary.net or call (765) 641-2448

Registration begins Saturday, May 18.

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
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Help your child get ready for Kindergarten by reading aloud! Any child from birth until Kindergarten can be part of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program! 

Earn prizes along the way. 
For every 100 books = Sticker
For 500 and 1,000 books = Special Prize

No library card required!

If you have questions, email readingprograms@andersonlibrary.net or call (765) 641-2448

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FAQs
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What is a library reading program?

A reading program is an effective and inspiring reading experience for all ages! Our programs feature a theme and reading goals where each participant can earn a prize, which could include a free book.

When are APL’s reading programs?

We run three seasonal programs a year.

  • Winter Reading – February 1-28
  • Summer Reading – June 1 – July 31
  • Fall Reading – October 1-31

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten runs all year round.

Is registration required?

Yes, registration is required for each reading program. Registration begins two weeks prior to the start of each program. To register, log into your Beanstack account or call or visit the Main Library or Lapel Branch.

How do I participate?

We use Beanstack to track all reading information for our reading programs. You can access Beanstack here or download the Beanstack app to track your reading time. Our library staff is also happy to log time for you. You are welcome to visit or call the Main Library or Lapel Branch to have your reading time logged. Questions about how to use Beanstack: Beanstack 101 guide

What do I get for participating?

For seasonal reading programs:

Each week that you log 60 minutes of reading time, earns you a prize which could include a free book.  We select and purchase a variety of current, popular, and diverse titles for you to earn during our reading programs, as well as other entertaining prizes.


For 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten:

Participants will earn a sticker for every 100 books read, and special prizes for 500 and 1,000 books read.

Highlights from 2023 Summer Reading Program
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