The 2017 summer reading program is Reading by Design!
The 2017 Reading by Design theme offers a great opportunity to explore books and activities about creativity, building, and architecture, and will incorporate ideas about community, self-improvement, science and technology.
The summer reading program officially begins on June 5 and concludes on July 29.
Besides reading, there are a lot of great programs connected to the summer reading program. A Grand Finale for all ages will be held on Saturday, July 29, from 2:00-3:30 PM. Activities will include a free ice cream social, balloon animals, and caricatures. Grand prize winners will be announced.
Click here to view a brochure for the 2017 Reading by Design Summer Reading Program.
Adults, get a free book just for signing up at the Reference Desk. Read eight books in eight categories in eight 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. Stop by the Reference Desk for complete details.
Teens ages 13-18 (or entering 7th grade & up) will register at the Reference Desk to pick up their reading logs and a free book. Read 8 books in 8 weeks to receive a coupon for a FREE smoothie from GloBar 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).
Ages 0-12 will register in the Children’s Room. There will be 5 different levels of prizes. Ages 0-5 will need to complete 4 activities for each level, and ages 6-12 will need to read 4 hours to complete each level. Raffle tickets to win one of three grand prizes are awarded for each level completed.
Children can sign up in the Children’s Room or by filling out the online registration form below. Adults and teens can sign up at the Reference Desk or by filling out 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.
- Art Defined
- Beanhive Coffeehouse
- Casey’s General Store
- Dovetail Rivet and Stitch
- Friends of the Galesburg Public Library
- Galesburg Academy of Martial Arts
- GloBar Juice and Smoothie
- Happy Joe’s
- Innkeeper’s Coffeehouse
- Lakeside Waterpark
- Marco’s Pizza
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Rivermen
- Pizza Hut
- Sirloin Stockade
- Stone Alley
- Taco Bell
- Ty Johnson-Mel Foster Realtor
- Uncle Billy’s Bakery