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May 05, 2022

Summer Reading Program 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

Composed By: Allison Kartman, Youth Engagement Coordinator

Join the HEPL community of readers by enrolling in the Oceans of Possibilities 2022 Summer Reading Program! Read and keep an online log during June and July to participate. Registration begins Monday, May 16. Sign up by clicking the Beanstack button below.


What’s New in 2022?

Are you up for a new and revamped challenge? We’ve got you covered! Participants in the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading program will have a chance to explore our new summer points style program! Some examples include anything from visiting our databases on the HEPL website to seeing us in person at a library event or at a community outreach site.

Once you have enrolled, start reading or exploring our activities to earn points! You can earn points by logging pages, minutes, days read, writing reviews, and completing activities. It’s truly a choose your own adventure style program!

Read, Log, and Win Prizes!

Prizes for every age category are tied to points badges at 25, 50, 75 and 100 points. For Babies through Teen, participants will earn a FREE book when they reach the 50-point level, halfway through the program. Babies through Kids will earn a choice of either a small prize or an e-ticket to deposit in a prize ballot box for every other point level. Teens will earn e-tickets and a small prize. Adults will earn e-tickets throughout the program and receive a HEPL Beach Buddy Mat when they complete their program. The grand finale prize drawings for each age group will be held at the end of the program and winners will be notified by email. In addition to the grand prize drawings, those who log every week will automatically be entered to win a weekly gift card!

Enroll in the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program through your Beanstack account with HEPL. If you already have an account, you need only enroll. If you are new to Beanstack take a minute to create an account for yourself and the readers in your household. Reading logged between June 1 and July 31, 2022 will count toward the program.

Join the Challenge

Last year, HEPL readers read over 3 million minutes! This year we are proposing a NEW community goal. We challenge readers to reach 600,000 points! Follow along on social media as our points tracker is updated throughout the summer.

Enjoy Special Programs

During the months of June and July, special programs will be held to complement the Oceans of Possibilities theme. Look for Chow + Chanties: An Oceans of Possibilities Experience, a musical culinary program for adults, on June 14th. Hedgehog Hannah and other animal friends will join us to entertain families on June 18. Teens and Adults can check out a Cool Career with our virtual “Aquarium Careers” program on June 28th at 5pm. Check HEPL’s events calendar regularly to see what programs are on the summer menu.

Drop In and Try Something New

Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library will be offering some exciting drop-in programs. Join Ignite on June 14th & 22nd from 10am-1pm to create your own Shadowbox Aquarium. On July 14th and 25th from 4:30pm-6:30pm try out a new type of fabric making with the drop-in Wet Felted Aquatic Scene program.

Enjoy Reading this Summer!



Book Lists Curated By: Angela Dubinger, Youth Collection Development Librarian

Babies & Toddlers

Little Fish and FriendsOcean (Nerdy Babies)Ocean Animals: a Multilingual Board BookFloat
I Like It WhenI Am Not A Fish!And Then Came HopeBlue
I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean

Picture Books

Garcia & Colette Go ExploringThe Ocean CallsWe're Going on a Treasure HuntSwashby by the Sea
Here Comes OceanSave Your FriendsCarmela Full of WishesThe Octopus Escapes
The Little MermaidField Trip to the Ocean DeepCrab CakeWishes
FlotsamShow Us Where You Live Humpback

Early Readers

The Shark ReportSea SheepWater, Water EverywhereMr. Penguin and the Lost Treasure
Little Dolphin RescueLet's Go SwimmingTy's Travels: Beach DayFish and Sun
Splash DanceAlien Ocean AnimalsTeknos, the Ocean Crawler

Middle Grade

The Strangest Thing in the Sea and Other Curious Creatures of the DeepOut of the Blue: How Animals Evolved from Prehistoric SeasThe Girl Who Sailed the StarsPlanet Ocean: Why We All Need a Healthy Ocean
Beyond the Bright SeaRise of the JumbiesEverything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater CreaturesTell No Tales: the Pirates of the Southern Seas
Lintang and the Pirate QueenSeashells: More Than a Home

Books for Teens

The Last True Poets of the SeaThe Ones We're Meant to FindA Song Below Water
The Magic FishGirl from the SeaSeafireThese Rebel Waves
The Scorpio RacesThe Mermaid, the Witch and the Sea