The Jennings County Public Library’s summer reading program is coming to a close, but there’s still time to register for prizes that will be awarded Saturday.
The “Build a Better World” reading program began May 22 and will end Friday. A party to celebrate the conclusion of the program is 10 a.m. to noon at the library, 2375 State Road 3 North, North Vernon.
Throughout the summer, registered kids, teens and adults received slips of paper giving credit for reading or attending selected events. The slips of paper documented how many minutes of reading were completed or events were attended. The slips of paper qualified each person for drawings for prizes.
The minutes recorded also were compiled from all the participants with the goal of achieving 1 million points by the end of the summer. Activities at the party are determined by the total amount of points acquired.
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“We have enough points to have popcorn, drinks and outdoor games, but if we want the dunk tank we must have 750,000 points,” said Annie Payne, youth services associate.
As of Wednesday, with 10 days to go, readers had compiled 604,610 minutes. One million points will bring a bouncy house to the party.
“We really need for everyone to bring in their slips soon so we can plan the party,” Payne said.
All slips must be turned in to the library by Friday.
“You do not have to be a resident of this county to be a part of this. You can register this week and still qualify to put your name in for drawings of many prizes,” library associate Erin Moore said.
All prizes must be picked up from the library by Aug. 5.
For more information, call 812-346-2091 or go online at jenningslib.org.