“Explore A Universe of Stories” with the Vigo County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program now through July 31.

All ages – babies, toddlers, kids, teens and adults – can enjoy activities and programs during the summer months. Sign up online and start logging hours to help reach the community goal of 30,000 hours read. Reading isn’t just limited to books, but also includes magazines, comics, recipes and listening to audiobooks. Log these hours for a chance to win great prizes; families and kids who turn in their reading logs to their library location will receive a new book.

Over 100 events will take place at the main library, West Terre Haute branch library and locations around Vigo County. Experience the West Summer Celebration June 15 with bounce houses, family games and shaved ice. Other events include: Astronaut Training Camp on Friday, Ask an Astronaut July 13, Area 51 Escape Room July 20 and weekly storytimes. To view a full listing of programs, stop by the library to pick up a Summer Reading Program Event Guide or download the guide from the library’s website.

The Summer Reading Program encourages and celebrates reading in the community. For school-aged kids, it’s a program that helps reduce summer slide, which refers to the time during summer break when students might gradually lose the information they learned during the school year. This two-month program encourages kids to have fun while learning in creative ways.

Anyone can sign up and take part in the Summer Reading Program at any Vigo County Public Library location. People can also sign up at www.vigo.lib.in.us/summer or call 812-232-1113 for more information.