Read Do Explore

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Read Do Explore: Tails & Tales

June 1 – July 17, 2021

This summer is all about exploring tails & tales in our community – from animal tails to the tailgates of our classic cars, and everything in between!


Chances for
Prize Entries

For each personal goal you fulfill, program you participate in, or resource you use, you can enter for chances to win awesome prizes!

Weekly Prize Books

For each week you participate in Read. Do. Explore, stop by any library location and pick up a free prize book to add to your home library. If you receive curbside pick-up or deliveries, we'll bring your books to you!

Virtual, Outdoor & Self-Led Activities

There's always something fun happening during Read. Do. Explore! Be sure to to follow our events on Facebook to see what's going on!

We'll Deliver

Limiting your time outside due to Covid-19? We understand, but you can still participate in Read. Do. Explore. Let us know you need to participate remotely with delivery or curbside, and we'll get you signed up!


Grand Prizes

If you pick the Classic Car Ride prize pack, you will be entering to win a ride for two in a classic car courtesy of our partners at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum. Children and minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Take a ride through time in one of these works of art that made our community famous.


If you pick the Coding Critters Prize, you will

be entering to win Rumble and Bumble, coding dinosaurs. Coding Critters are designed for children ages 4-10 and encourage STEAM learning with imaginative play. Coding Critters are made by Learning Resources and were a winner of the 2020 Toy of the Year award. In addition to storybook coding challenges, there are also free play options that allow kiddos to use their imagination and even have a dance party with their dinosaurs


If you pick the Walmart Gift Card,

you will be entering to win a Walmart

Gift Card for $50. This gift card can be

used online or in a physical store. It

can be used for the items that you and

your family want or need. Anything

from groceries, clothes, laundry detergent,

LEGOs, Movies, or even a Baby Grogu…it's all up to you!


If you pick the Tailgate Picnic prize

pack, you will be entering to win a picnic basket and gift cards to:

Fresh Food Hub, White Oak Wine Cafe, and The Brown House.

Each gift card is worth $25 and will allow you to fill your picnic basket with local goodies!


If you pick the Day Out in Auburn pack,

you will be entering to win gift cards to

9th Street Brew Coffee House, Classic City Creamery, and Classic City Cookies.

The total gift card amount is for $55.

You may see a library staff member

getting a coffee, cookie, or ice cream cone

when you visit!


If you pick the Drink Around Auburn

pack, you will be entering to win gift

cards to Mad Anthony's Auburn Tap

Room, Auburn Brewing Company, and

Byler Lane Winery. Each gift card is worth $25 for a total value of $75 in this prize pack. Say hi

for us when you visit!


If you pick the Zoo Membership, you will be

entered to win a Family Membership to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.

At the zoo, you can see animals like giraffes, tigers, lions, red pandas, penguins, alligators, kangaroos, and more. Your membership will last for one year for your family.


If you pick the "Adopt" an Animal prize pack, you will be entered to symbolically adopt an animal of your choice from the World Wildlife Foundation. Your adoption goes toward the preservation of wild animals and their habitats and comes with a stuffed animal and info card of the animal that you select.


If you pick the Humane Shelter donation, you will be entered to win a $50 dollar donation that will be sent to the DeKalb Humane Society in your name. This donation will be used for whatever the shelter needs to help take care of the animals in our community.


If you select the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, you will be entered to win this tablet. In addition to browsing the Internet, you can also download Libby, Hoopla, Overdrive, and Kanopy to read eBooks, listen to eAudiobooks, and stream movies, TV shows, and music with your library card.



Do these prizes not spark joy?

Do you just want to participate

for the glory and respect of your

friends and family? We get that, too.

If you don't want to be entered to

win a prize, just let us know that

you're good!