Adventure Begins at Your Library

June 1–July 31, 2024

Complete Project Mercury and earn points towards mission completion badges and prizes by reading, learning, connecting, or creating. Earn points by:

  • Read: Read or listen to a book for one hour. Reading with or to another person counts!
  • Learn: Learn something new. Try using a nonfiction book or using an online resource.
  • Connect: Connect with the Library. Get a recommendation from an MCPL staff member. Attend a Library program or sign up for a VITAL volunteer information session.
  • Create: Create something. Attend a craft program, check out our Level Up Digital Creativity Center, or color one Mission on your game board.

Pick up a game board beginning June 1 at any MCPL location. You can also download a digital version of any board. Download your copy of the Adult game board.

Participation Prize

  • Earn 5 points in Project Mercury and receive a reusable, water-resistant kooler bag.

Downtown Library Grand Prizes

  • A $50 gift card to Bloomington Fine Arts Supply
  • A $50 gift card to Finney Hospitality Group
  • A $50 gift card to J.L. Waters
  • A $50 gift card to The Game Preserve

Ellettsville Branch Grand Prizes

  • A $50 gift card to The Caffeinated Cook
  • A $50 gift card to Ellettsville True Value Hardware & Rental
  • Four tickets and parking passes to the Indianapolis Zoo

Southwest Branch Grand Prizes

  • A $50 gift card to Feta
  • A $50 gift card to Hopscotch Coffee
  • A $50 gift card to Common Room Games
  • A $50 gift card to Vintage Phoenix Comic Books


Summer Reading Game funding is provided by the Monroe County Public Library Foundation (Friends of the Library). Become a Friend today!

Cosmic Chronicles

  • The Biggest Ideas in the Universe: Space, Time, and Motion

  • The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

  • When the Earth had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky

  • A Man on the Moon: The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts

  • Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

  • The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World