What is Summer Reading?
Summer is here! And so are the library’s summer reading clubs. Children ages 1 through 8th grade are invited to be our guests this summer by joining the Dig Into Reading program. The library is bursting with creativity, programs, prize drawings, storytimes and so much more!
Registration starts on Saturday, June 1 and continues until August 10. Everyone who registers will receive a booklog to record their reading, a recycled book bag and a bookmark. Prizes will be awarded throughout the summer as readers reach various reading levels, and everyone who completes the program will receive a free paperback book.
Who Can Join?
Everyone who lives in Elmhurst, has an Elmhurst Public Library card, or attends an Elmhurst school(K-8) is welcome to participate.
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Where do I sign up and pick up my prizes?
Beginning Saturday, June 1, children ages 1 through 8th grade can register at The Excavation Station in the Kids’ Library. You’ll receive a booklog to record your reading, a bookmark and a recycled book bag. In each booklog, you'll find a list of all the prizes you can earn!
Beginning June 8, you can pick up your prizes either as you earn them or all at once when you complete the program.
What should I read?
Anything you'd like! But if you need some suggestions, here's a few:
What activities can my child participate in?
There are tons! From a Shrek Sing Along to a Midnight Lock-in , there's something for every kid in Elmhurst! There are so many Summer Reading programs, we have to send out a special edition of Fine Print. It lands in your mailboxes in late May, but if you need another look at it, the library has extra copies or you can view it online.
This summer, there are two creative contests for children. The photo contest and the poster contest are open to children ages 5-14 and the winners will receive a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate! Download the entry forms here: