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Summer Reading Program 2023: "All Together Now"

Welcome to the New Castle Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is “All Together Now,” which focuses on kindness, friendship, and unity. The library has related programs throughout the summer for people of all ages. We look forward to bringing the community closer together this summer through storytimes, scavenger hunts, and many more fun, literacy-promoting activities. 


This year’s program will have a different structure than what we used previously. Patrons will log their books completed and programs attended using the Google form provided here. For adults, every entry will get them a chance at winning one of three prizes. Teens (ages 12-17) will log the hours they read; for every two hours, they will get an entry to win a prize. Extra entries will be given when teens attend library programs. Children ages 0-5 will get a prize for every 7 books they read, and children 6-11 will get a prize for every two hours that they read. We will have a ceremony on September 2nd, 2023 at noon to award adult and teen prize winners. 


The kickoff event will be held on June 10th, 2023 at noon. 



Please check out our calendar of events for more information.


Summer Reading Bookmark Design Contest

Let your work be part of the community in the Summer Reading Bookmark Desgin Contest! The Library, in partnership with the Hoyt Art Center, invites patrons to flex their creative talents and design a bookmark that the whole community can use! From June 1st-June 31st the library will be accepting entries from patrons of all ages. On July 1st, the designs submitted will be uploaded for patrons to vote for at The design with the most votes for each category will be printed and given to donors for donations exceeding $1. There will be three total winners of this contest, one from each of the following age groups: 0-11, 12-17, and 18+. Patrons can stop by the front desk to grab a template to design and turn in, or digital submissions can be made by clicking the button below. Digital sumbissions can also be emailed to Tanner Lutz at Patrons can submit up to three designs each.  Submissions open from 6/1/23 - 6/30/23

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