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Read. Do. Explore: Oceans of Possibilities

May 31 – July 9, 2022

This summer we are reading, doing, and exploring all things connected to water! From creeks to whales, there are programs, prizes, fun for the whole family!


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

Unable to come to the library? 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 Swimming Lessons as your prize entry, you'll be entering to receive $45 of swimming lessons from the YMCA.



If you pick the water blocks prize, you will be entering to win a set of Design and Build Water Blocks that will inspire creativity and building anywhere from the bathtub to the back yard, lake, and beyond.


If you pick the Build a Waterway Set, you will be entering to win a STEM Builder Series Build a Waterway. This set is perfect for those learning how water works and how you can manipulate it to travel in new and exciting ways with your imagination.




If you pick the Boat Rental, you will be entering to win two $25 gift cards that can be used for boat rental at Pokagon State Park.


If you pick the Day Out in Auburn pack,

you will be entering to win $15 gift cards to

9th Street Brew Coffee House, The Brown House, Heirloom Bakery and Classic City Cookies.



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.


If you pick the Zoo Membership, you will be

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

Your membership will last for one year for your family.


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.


If you pick the Comics and Games Gift Card, you will be entering to win a $50 gift card from Summit Sports, Comics, and Games.


If you select the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7, you will be entering to win this tablet. In addition to browsing the Internet, you can also download Libby, Hoopla, Flipster, 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!