‘Pete the Cat’ focus of Edinburgh program

The summer reading program in Edinburgh is based off a popular children’s book series with a feline theme.

The program kicks off Monday at the Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library with a “Pete the Cat” theme.

Library visitors will get credit for each book they check out during the program, said Chris Hoffman, director of the library.

Part of the goal of the program is to try and bring in residents to the library who may not usually go, Hoffman said.

“It provides motivation for people to come and check out the books,” he said. “We try to time it during summer reading as a way to bring people into the library.”

Readers will be rewarded with points with the books they check out from the Edinburgh library, he said.

The most voracious readers can win tickets to the Indianapolis Indians, Cincinnati Reds or tickets to a museum or zoo.

Readers who complete the program and who have checked out at least 20 items, which does not include movies, will be eligible for a pool party at the end of the summer, Hoffman said.

If you go

What: Summer Reading ice cream social

When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 6.

Where: Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, 119 W. Main Cross St., Edinburgh

How to register for summer reading: Fill out a registration form at the library.

Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at mkritsch@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2770.