Caterpillar Reading Program Kicks Off in November

In honor of the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the Door County libraries are participating in the Eric Carle Caterpillar Reading Program during November.

Children (age 10 and under) are encouraged to read a book every week (or have a book read to them every week) for the five weeks of November (Nov 2-Dec 4). Each week, when a child completes a book, a librarian will “mark” the reading chart and the child will put their name on a circle and add it to the library’s caterpillar. Sign-up has already started at all Door County libraries, with participants receiving a bookmark and reading chart.

If a child reads five books during the month-long program, they will be eligible to submit their name in a drawing to win two tickets to see the performance of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites” at the Weidner Center in Green Bay on Saturday, January 23. They will also get to attend a “Hungry Caterpillar” Dessert Reception after that 11 am performance.

For more information, contact your local branch of the Door County library system.