The 2017 summer reading program is Reading by Design!
Registration will begin in late spring 2017.
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.
Here is how summer reading worked in 2016:
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 aged 13 through 18 (or those entering 7th grade and up) are invited to participate in this year’s teen summer reading program. Get a free book just for signing up. Read (or listen to) books from the YA or Adult sections for chances to win fun treats and prizes, including gift cards, movies, autographed books, and more. Read eight books in eight weeks and you’ll receive a gift certificate for a free smoothie of your choice at GloBar Juice and Smoothies. You’ll also be entered to win one of this year’s grand prizes: a Kindle Fire, a GameStop gift card, and a “Read for the Win” sports gear prize pack. Special events for teens include “Winning on Wednesday” crafternoons, Giant Games night, Percy Jackson Field Day, a Just Dance marathon, and much more.
Children from newborn to 12 years old are eligible to participate in the children’s summer reading program. Reading logs will be available beginning on June 6. Young readers will record their reading minutes and hours and bring those logs to the library for five levels of prizes which will include coupons for cookies, ice cream, pizza, martial arts lessons, swimming, free books and more. All readers will be eligible to enter drawings for the grand prizes: an inflatable water play center, a set of outside games (Frisbee toss, croquet, and bean bag toss), and a bicycle.
Besides reading, there will be great children’s entertainment at the library this summer. Story times will continue for children aged 3-7 on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 10:45 a.m., and Thursdays at 6 p.m.. Lapsit storytimes for children 18-36 months will be on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Hiler Room. There will also be a different sports themed movie every Saturday at 2 p.m.
Presentations for children will include craft days, an obstacle course, Lego nights, magicians, Petting Zoo, Squabbling Squads game for the family, Wet and Wild Water Show, and a pool party at Hawthorne Pool for the final program. All programs are free but some require registration in the Children’s Room.
Children can sign up in the Children’s Room or by visiting the Children’s Room page and filling out the online registration form. 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. Please note: registration for 2017 is not yet open.
The summer reading program officially begins on June 6, and concludes on July 30.
A big thank you to our valuable sponsors for supporting Summer Reading at Galesburg Public Library.
- The Beanhive
- Celebration Belle River Cruises
- Friends of the Galesburg
- Public Library
- Galesburg Academy of Martial Arts
- GloBar Juice & Smoothies
- Happy Joe’s
- Innkeeper’s Fresh Roasted Coffee
- Lakeside Water Park
- Peoria Chiefs
- Peoria Rivermen
- Pizza House
- Pizza Hut
- Q’s Café
- Sirloin Stockade
- Skate Palace
- Stone Alley
- Taco John’s
- Uncle Billy’s Bakery
- Yemm Chevrolet