Reading takes you everywhere this summer at the Galesburg Public Library!
The summer reading program officially begins on June 4 and concludes on July 28.
Pre-registration for all ages is available starting Monday, May 21 in the library’s lobby.
A Grand Finale for all ages will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 2:00-3:30 PM.
Activities will include a free ice cream social and other events that will be added here closer to the date. Grand prize winners will be announced. Sponsored by the Cyclists of Galesburg.
Adults, get a free book just for signing up. Read 8 books in 8 categories in 8 weeks and receive a $5 gift certificate to Innkeeper’s, the program’s sponsor, and a raffle ticket to win a gift basket. Not sure you can finish all eight books? Never fear — you’ll still be eligible to win great prizes by receiving a raffle ticket for each book you read (up to 8).
Teens age 12-18 (or entering 7th grade & up), pick up your reading logs and receive a free book for signing up. Read 8 books in 8 weeks to receive a coupon for a FREE smoothie from GloBar Juice & Smoothie and the chance to win a grand prize. There will also be weekly raffle drawings for smaller prizes (one raffle ticket for each book read).
Children age 0-11, this year’s summer reading program for you features 3 levels, each with 15 reading-based challenges and activities to complete. Each time you finish a level, bring your reading log to the library to receive a prize. Finish all three levels and you’ll be entered into a drawing for our grand prize! There will also be weekly raffle drawings for smaller prize packages, and you can enter to win them every time you visit the library or attend a library program.
* From May 21 to June 2, all ages can sign up for summer reading in the library’s lobby.
* Starting June 4, children will sign up in the Children’s Room while adults and teens will sign up at the Reference Desk.
All ages can sign up starting May 21 using the form below. You will need to visit the library to pick up your reading log.
A big thank you to our valuable sponsors for supporting Summer Reading at Galesburg Public Library: Applebee’s, Arby’s, Art Defined, the Beanhive, Casey’s, Cornucopia, Cyclists of Galesburg, Dovetail Rivet & Stitch, Friends of the Galesburg Public Library, Galesburg Academy of Martial Arts, GloBar Juice & Smoothie, Innkeepers Coffee, Lakeside Waterpark, Marco’s Pizza, McDonalds, Peoria Chiefs, Peoria Rivermen, Pizza House, Pizza Hut, Sirloin Stockade, Taco Bell, Taco John’s, and Uncle Billy’s Bakery.