Summer Learning Adventure at the La Porte County Public Library started June 1 and runs until July 31. This year’s theme is, “Every Hero Has A Story.” Kids, teens, and adults can sign up online at laportelibrary.org or at any La Porte County Public Library location.
The goal of the Summer Learning Adventure is to prevent the summer reading slide. The focus is on reading, while also encouraging participants to explore the library’s collection, and to attend classes, and events. Many of the events are centered on science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
“The Summer Learning Adventure has been a part of La Porte County Public Library for decades,” said Director, Fonda Owens. “Over the years, it has expanded from solely enhancing the reading skills of students during the summer to fostering a love of life-long learning for all ages.”
There are different superhero categories for those who sign-up. Superbabies (ages 0-3) can complete monthly calendars of early literacy activities to earn a prize, and parents will be entered into a gift card drawing. Superheroes (ages 4-10) earn a prize each time they complete five books, ebooks, magazines, Tumblebooks, or audiobooks and can be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for the chance to win an iPad Mini. Guardians of the Realm (ages 11-17) earn a prize each time they read three titles and can earn entries into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win gift cards. Ultimate Warriors (ages 18+) for every book read they will earn an entry into a drawing for a chance to win grand prize packs. All prizes are paid for through the generous financial contributions of the Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the library and literacy in the community.
For a complete list of classes and events, visit laportelibrary.org or pick up our events flyer at any La Porte County Public Library location.