Shelby County Public Library - Shelbyville, Indiana

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summer reading

Kids, teens, and adults enroll for the library's summer reading program anytime beginning Monday, June 5 at the library. 

Throughout June and July, programs and prizes will be available for all ages. The program will end Saturday, July 22.

The name of every student in the county who completes the program will be reported to their school. Shelbyville Central School students-- if you complete the library's summer reading program, you will have met the requirements for "Dive into Reading."

Complete guidelines for the program will be given to participants at registration. View program basics here...

Check the online calendar below or pick up a calendar at the library beginning June 5 to view the weekly programs. Special events for children and teens will include:

  • Kick-Off Parties 
    • BLOCK PARTY outside of the
      main library in Shelbyville on Mon., June 5
       from 3-6pm (Open House; Bounce House, Dunk Tank -- 3 shots for $1 or dunk'em for $5, Games, Activities, Summer Reading Registration, and Root Beer Floats at Grover Museum... Free!


      • --MR. BAKER, LOPER ELEMENTARY (3:00-3:30PM)
      • --MR. HOUGH, TRITON ELEMENTARY (4:30-5:00PM)
      • --JANET WALLACE, YOUTH DIRECTOR (5:30-6:00PM) 

    • ICE CREAM SUNDAES outside of the 
      Velma Wortman Morristown Branch of the Library in Morristown on Tues., June 6
       from 3-6pm (Open House; Ice Cream Sundaes, Crafts, Chalk Art and Summer Reading Registration... Free! )

  • Kids can also take advantage of the library's outside reading program, Reading in the Park @ Morrison Park on Tuesdays at noon from June 6 - July 18. This storytime program is in conjunction with the Shelby Central Schools Free Lunch Program (...stay tuned for details). Stop by Morrison Park anytime between 11am-12:30pm (lunch will start being served at 11:30am; storytime with special guests will be from Noon-12:30pm).

  • Any 4th-9th Grade student is invited to join the NASA Engineering Design Challenges at our main library and Morristown Branch. Students will be invovled in real world research using rigorous and engaging science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content. Learn more about the program and dates/times
  • Magician, Daniel Lusk, will be performing his "Leggo My Magic" show on Thurs., July 6 at 6:30 p.m. --Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.-- at the Strand Theatre (Free show; Tickets will be available beginning June 5; You can call the library at 317-398-7121 ext. 230 to be put on a waiting list.) **THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!! We've currently got people on a waiting list for tickets, so please let us know if you have any tickets that you cannot use!

    Friends of the Library, thank you for sponsoring this program!

  • Stay tuned for more program details!


Download the Youth Summer Reading Calendar: 

Thank you to all of the donors who support summer reading! Your generosity enables us to provide quality programming and reward our readers!