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680 Poplar St
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Text: 812.612.8275
Mon-Thu: 8 A.M. – 8 P.M.
Fri: 8 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Sat: 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Sun: 1 P.M. – 5 P.M.
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125 North Church St
West Terre Haute, IN 47885
Mon: 12 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Tue: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
Wed: 12 P.M. – 8 P.M.
Thu/Fri: 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.
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2200 North 13th St
Terre Haute, IN 47804

Opening 2024!

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June 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023

Welcome to Summer Reading 2023!

Unite family, friends, and your neighbors All Together Now—and earn prizes for reading, exploring your community, performing acts of kindness, and more! Sign up to participate in one of four age-appropriate challenges anytime from Thursday, June 1 to Monday, July 31. Just visit any Library service desk to receive your free book for signing up! Collect five reading badges to earn a prize, or complete fifteen badges to select a completion prize. Each badge you collect gives you a ticket to enter the Grand Prize Drawing, and you can add all your tickets to one Grand Prize Drawing or spread them out between all available grand prizes for your age group. Only one grand prize will be awarded per person.


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What is “Summer Slide”?

Has your child ever started the new school year—only for it to feel like they’ve forgotten everything they learned the previous year? If so, you’re familiar with the dreaded summer slide, a phenomenon where kids lose significant knowledge and skills over summer break.

Prevent summer slide by enrolling your child, yourself, and the rest of your family in Summer Reading, a series of challenges meant to encourage you and your family to explore your community, combat boredom with engaging programs, and encourage reading as a fun, relaxing activity for everyone.

Summer Reading is divided into four age groups: Family (ages 0-5); Kids (ages 6-11); Teens (ages 12-18); and Adults (ages 19 and up). Anyone can participate in Summer Reading to earn free books and prizes.

Read By Example!

Is your child a reluctant reader? Children often mimic the behavior they see around them, so picking up a book yourself can encourage them to read! Set aside time every day to read with your child this summer—whether you’re sharing a book together or reading independently—and talk about what you’re reading and why you enjoy it.

Parents and caregivers can participate in the adult Summer Reading challenges and giveaways; books you read to or with your child count towards your reading goals, too!

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