Join the Syracuse Public Library from June 1 to July 30 for a summer of reading, fun activities, and exciting programs!
Children will embark on "Oceans of Possibilities."
Library card or no library card, children are welcome to partake in the Syracuse Public Library's Summer Reading activities. This program is tailored to stop the summer slide by keeping children engaged in learning and reading.
Fairfield students (or children living in its district of Benton, Clinton and Jackson townships) are invited to make the Syracuse Public Library their home during summer. Thanks to the Fairfield Schools Family Literacy Foundation, children can receive an Evergreen Indiana library card for the summer until August 31.
- Children Summer Reading
- Teen Summer Reading
Children Summer Reading
Special Guest Performers
Note: Pick up Level 2 gamecards at the children's desk!
Join the Syracuse Public Library for the “Oceans of Possibilities” Summer Reading Program. Complete activities and reading to win cool prizes!
Prereaders: Pick up a reading sheet and cross off a bubble each time you share a book.
Independent Readers: Pick up a Summer Reading Gamecard.
Prizes: There will be two raffles: one for reading logs and one for program logs. Participants may have the chance to receive 20 total raffle tickets; however, only 10 can be used in each raffle. The prizes in each raffle are identical.
Make It Mondays
Children (kindergarten- sixth grade) come make a variety of project at 3 p.m. on Mondays.
Read With Baylee
Baylee the Reading Dog will visit the library at 2 p.m. each Thursday, starting June 9 (and excluding June 30). Sign up to read to Baylee. She is excited to hear new stories this summer! This is a perfect opportunity for those wanting to practice reading.
Flex your creative muscles during Fabulous Fridays at 10:30 a.m. each Friday, excluding those where we welcome special guest performers.
Whale of a Tale Storytime
Children (Birth through Age 5) are invited to the library at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday for fantastic stories and play!
Family Night Out
All ages are invited to Family Night out at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 14 and July 12!
End of Summer Party
Wrap up summer reading with a party at 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, July 29. There will be Sno Cones, splatter painting and playing with giant bubbles.
Teen Summer Reading
SPL's Teen Summer Reading program is about American Heroes! Once school ends, sign up for this action pack program by picking up your favorite Marvel or DC superhero. When registering, you will receive a S.H.I.E.L.D. notebook to track the pages you read.
Teens will receive an entry for a prize drawing every 400, 900 and 1,400 pages read. Read one nonfiction book for an additional prize drawing. When you read 1,800 pages, you earn a free book or t-shirt of your choice. Teens who read 2,000 pages or more will be entered in a grand prize drawing for top readers.
The first day teens can come for a prize is June 8.
NOTE: You don't need a library card to participate in any of SPL's teen programs. Just be sure to sign up for the craft programs so we have enough materials.
Come & See Our American Heroes!
Syracuse Public Library has invited three of our local public safety agencies to come and show what they do.
The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office will demonstrate their K-9 units. Additionally, officers with the Syracuse Public Department and an Indiana State trooper will answer any questions you may have about their awesome jobs. The Syracuse Fire and Rescue will be here with a fire truck and ambulance. Learn all about being a firefighter and an EMS technician.
This program will be held at the Syracuse Community Center from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 28.
Marvel & DC Superhero Escape Room
Teen Game Night
Come from 4-6 p.m. every third Wednesday to play a variety of board games and more. This group meets in the new teen room!
Teen Video Gaming
Teen Video Gaming is from 4-7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month. SPL has the Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and Xbox. You can bring your Nintendo 3DS and sync it to the game.
Teen Book Club
SPL has a new book club this summer: the Teen Book Club! Join it from 4-5 p.m. every fourth Wednesday in the teen room.
SPL's Anime Club meets from 4-7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month. Come watch anime and make a craft.
Read on Hoopla
Hoopla has created a guide for all ages for some fabulous summer reading! For children, tweens, and teens, Hoopla offers some nautical selections. Don't forget to check out the graphic novels, too! They are spotlighting Doctor Strange with the impending Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness on May 4.
Parents, you're not left out! Hoopla is bringing the hottest summer reads for you to enjoy.