Teens – read and discover with Summer Reading Bingo! You will have the chance to explore different kinds of books and authors. When you sign up, you get a “Bingo Card” with different genres of books to read and various library-related activities. Beginning Wednesday, June 1, pick up your card at any EPL location.
How it works:
- Fill in the boxes as you read the genres and complete the activities.
- When you have 5 in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal), bring your card to the Library.
- For each row you fill, you will win a prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing for one of three $50 gift cards (courtesy of Friends of the Elkhart Public Library).
- That’s not all! — Fill in 3 rows to finish the card and earn a free book!
- Finish up to 3 cards. (That’s a lot of prizes, and a lot of entries for the grand prize!)
Registration is required for many of these programs.
Tap or click the links for details and to sign up.
Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, June 7 • 3:00 pm • All ages
What could be better on a warm summer day than eating ice cream with friends and playing games? If you have a favorite topping, bring it to share. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, 🙁 then we will move inside.
Tuesday, June 14 • 3:00 pm • Ages 12 and up
Bring a clean 100% cotton t-shirt. (100% cotton absorbs the dyes better.) Don’t have one? Check Goodwill.
Water Balloon Dodge Ball
Wednesday, July 13 • 3:00 pm • Ages 12 and up
Prepare to get wet! 🙂
Create a Card
Tuesday, June 7 • 6:00 pm • Ages 13-adult
Sue and Sarah will lead us in creating Hallmark-worthy greeting cards.
DIY Craft Geek: Cool Cords
Tuesday, June 21 • 2:00 pm • Ages 11 and up
Tired of untangling your headphone and earbud cords? Sign up to make tangle-free cord wraps. BRING YOUR OWN EARBUDS OR HEADPHONES.
Exercise Your Brain
Tuesday, July 12 • 6:30 pm • Ages 13-adult
Mental puzzle night! Test your brain power against other puzzle enthusiasts. A variety of puzzles will be available; Sudoku, cross sums, crosswords, logic problems and more. Each correctly completed puzzle earns points. Whoever has the most points wins the grand prize!
DIY Craft Geek: Hardware Store Necklaces
Tuesday, July 19 • 2:00 pm • Ages 11 and up
Sign up to make cool necklaces from hardware store materials. Bring nail polish to use and share.
Blast from the Past
Tuesday, June 7 • 4:00 pm • Ages 12-18
Be a kid again! We will relive fond memories of your favorite childhood games and activities – coloring, chocolate milk, Candyland … Join us for some afternoon nostalgia.
Teen Wii U
Friday, June 10 • 2-5 pm • Ages 12-18
Drop in between 2 and 5 to play SuperSmash Brothers or MarioKart. Compete with your friends. We might even start a tournament!
We’ll do it again on Friday, July 8.
Tuesday, June 14 • 4:00 pm • Ages 12-18
Remake your favorite video game characters with pixelated Perler beads. We will also make giant-size wall art with Post-it notes, and put together some Cubecrafts.
Trivia for Teens
Tuesday, June 21 • 4:00 pm • Ages 12-18
Teams will compete in a pub-style trivia game. Brush up on your pop culture because questions will range from movies and TV to books, comics and music. The winning team will take home a prize.
Friday, June 24 • 2-5 pm • Ages 12-18
Drop in between 2 and 5 for some board and card games. Play an old favorite or try something new. Bring your friends!
We’ll do it again on Friday, July 22.
Harry Potter Celebration
All month! • Ages 10 and up
Harry Potter’s birthday is July 31! This year we are looking forward to the release of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. Come celebrate all things Harry Potter with activities set up in the Young Adult area.
Tuesday, July 12 • 4:00 pm • Ages 12-18
Giant Jenga; Life-size Angry Birds, Pac-Man … Can you win the games when they are as big as you are?
Library Olympics (Mr. Lemoncello Style)
Tuesday, July 19 • Ages 10 and up
Calling all tween & teen bookworms! Test your knowledge and skills in book-themed Olympic events. Have a wondermously good time! Please register in advance.
For all EPL programs and activities, check our calendar at myepl.org/events
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