Elkhart Public Library

Go Exploring

Thanks for playing, stay tuned for next year’s summer reading challenge


You want to get away this summer.

Imagine your summer filled with adventures to far-off lands, filled with epic quests and dangerous missions.

Elkhart Public Library was the Destination for Imagination this summer. Come back next year for another reading challenge to compete for great prizes.

And that’s only part of the fun.

And the summer reading challenge can be recorded in an app this year. That’s right, using Beanstack, available for free in your device’s app store, you can keep track of all of your child’s entries and their reading.

Want to be old school? Download and print our game board, or pick one up at our book returns. (While you’re there, get books with curbside delivery!)

Earn badges and tickets to enter into prize drawings – collect tickets for the drawings at the key marks of 21 days, 42 days and 63 days. Just three weeks of reading for fun during the summer helps fend off the dreaded slide.

And, starting May 15, submit book reviews to reserve your chance at the grand prize trip to Orlando. You can submit your entries through our website, in the Beanstack app, or just write/type them up with your name and info and place them in the book returns at the library.

And we’re also giving away books. After 21 days of reading, kids will get to pick from more than 30 titles.

Welch Packaging Group works in partnership with the library to present summer reading. Other partners include the Elkhart Education Foundation, Froggy 102.7 FM, the Friends of Elkhart Public Library, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, Wendy’s restaurants, and Elkhart and Concord schools.

With Destination Imagination as our theme, kids will be encouraged every day to know their mind and a great education can take them anywhere they dream.