Public library kicks off Summer Reading Program Sunday


Evansville, IN – The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s Summer Reading Program will kick off this Sunday, May 20th. The kickoff event will take place from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at Central Library, with the first individuals to pick up a reading log at the event receiving a giveaway.

Beginning May 21st, customers may pick up a reading log at any of the EVPL’s eight locations. The program ends July 30th.

All ages can read for a chance to win prizes in the Summer Reading Program. Kids can win prizes such as a Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden family membership, Pump it Up party, book and toy prize bundle, Showplace Cinemas gift card, and much more. Teens and adults can win cash, gift cards, and a Kindle Fire.

In 2011, more than 7,500 kids, 800 teens, and 3,300 adults participated in the EVPL’s Summer Reading Program.

Thank you to the Public Library Friends and Evansville Courier & Press, the presenting sponsors of the 2012 Summer Reading Program.

To learn more about the kickoff event and the Summer Reading Program, customers may call 428-8200 or visit