It’s Showtime! @ Your Library
The 2019 Summer Reading Program runs from Saturday, June 1 through Saturday, July 27.
You can read any book, magazine, comic book, or anything with words. If you have read it before you should re-read it during the contest dates to count for the program.
There are three reading levels. For each level read 500 pages or 500 minutes. Use the back of the log to keep track of your reading for your convenience. Get your log stamped to receive your prize for that level. Keep the log until you reach the Final Level.
When you have finished the Final Level you have finished the program and are invited to the Lock-In on Friday, August 2 at 5:00. Registration is required and a permission form must be turned in by July 31. Space is limited.
Continue reading for entries in the grand prize drawings. For each additional 500 pages or 500 minutes beyond the three levels, fill out an extra reading slip (available at the Information Desk) for an entry to win your choice of a $25 gift card.
All reading logs and extra reading slips must be turned in by Saturday, July 27 to receive prizes and be entered into the prize drawings.
Would you like to help out with special events at the Library this summer? Teen Assistants ages 13 to 18 are needed to help with the following programs:
- Live Clue—June 6 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Tie Dye—June 22 @ 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Messing Around—July 1 @ 10:00 a.m.
- Outdoor Discovery—July 2 @ 6:00 p.m.
- Astronomy Club—July 16 @ 8:00-11:30 p.m.
- Movie Sing-A-Long—July 19 @ 1:00 p.m.
- Art Extravaganza—July 20 @ 2:00-4:00 p.m.
- Escape Room—July 25 @ 2:00-7:00 p.m.
To sign up to help out with any of these programs for an hour or more, call the Library at 309-524-2470.
Kick-Off Party—Sunday, June 2 @ 6:00-8:00
Join us at Riverside Pool for a kick-off party. Registration is required. Open to all ages.
Live Clue: Video Game World—Thursday, June 6 @ 6:00
Characters from video games have all ended up in a single video game world and someone has been murdered. Can you figure out who did it, with what weapon, and where? Registration is required. Ages 8-14.
Nailed It! Decorating Contest—Monday, June 24 @ 6:00
Try your hand at decorating a cookie and cupcake for a chance to win a prize–and of course, eat your creations! Registration is required. Grades 6-12.
Paint & Smoothie Night—Thursday, July 11 @ 6:00
Make smoothies to enjoy while painting. Use a transfer image on canvas or create your own masterpiece with acrylic paint or sharpies. Registration is required. Grades 6-12.
Escape Room—Thursday, July 25
try to escape from a haunted movie theater! Figure out the clues to unlock the door–before it’s too late! Sign up as a group or make new friends. Sessions will start at 2:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, and 6:00. Registration is required–click on a time to register. Ages 8-18.
Teen Lock-In—Friday, August 2 @ 5:00-10:00
Anyone who finishes the program is invited to an after-hours lock-in with a variety of food, games, and activities. Ages 11-18. Registration is required and a permission form must be turned in by July 31. Space is limited. Please call 309-524-2470 to register.
Tournament of Books—All summer long
See the Teen Corner for a list of this summer’s hottest books. Vote in each bracket for an entry into a drawing. Check back to see which title is the ultimate winner.
- Round One (due June 15)
- Round Two (due June 29)
- Round Three (due July 13)
- Round Four (due July 27)
- Final Round (due August 10)