The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge starts next week at Elkhart Public Library.
Beginning Friday, May 19, and running through mid-July, the Summer Reading Challenge allows children to read what they want when they want and earn rewards along the way. Entries for other prizes can be earned, too.
One grand prize winner will receive a shopping spree in the toy department at the new Meijer store on Cassopolis Street.
The winner of the shopping spree, as well as winners of the other prizes will be announced Thursday, July 20, at the prize party on the Elkhart RiverWalk.
Participants can get started at www.MyEPL.org/summer and track their reading on available game boards or on the Beanstack app. The game board is in EPL’s Explore and Spanish-language Explora magazines, available at all library locations and many local businesses.
Using the app unlocks special rewards for streaks of consecutive days reading and other challenges.
Also, the Summer Art Contest begins Friday too, with the entry period ending July 10. Winners will also be announced July 20.
For more information on the Summer Reading Challenge and art contest visit MyEPL.org/summer or stop by any EPL location.