Reading Takes You Everywhere

May 29-August 11

This summer celebrate all the places you can visit just by reading a book.  Each week we will be exploring a new travel destination with our summer theme of Reading Takes You Everywhere.

Help Prevent “Summer Slide”

Studies show that children who read in the summer do better in school in the fall.  The library’s summer reading program is a fun and easy way to help develop your child’s love of reading.

How to read for fun and prizes

Children and their families are challenged to read all summer long.  Children can record the number of minutes they read in a log held at the library.  Library books, comics, magazines, eBooks – if you can read it, we count it.  Each week, prizes are given to the readers.  The goal is to read 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  Child not reading yet? – We count being read to the same as reading.

Besides a weekly prize, books will be given away when goals of 500 and 1000 minutes have been read.

Adults and teens can also join in the fun by reading and entering drawings for prizes for each book read over the summer.

Family Challenges

Each week there will be “challenges” for families to participate in.  The challenges will involve food, movies, and books based on the weekly travel destination as well as activities for creating and exploring together.  Travel is always more fun with a friend.  An avatar you create will accompany your family as you complete the weekly challenges and submit them to the library.

Accelerated Reader

From when school gets out for the summer until it’s time to go back, students in the South Beloit School District can come to the library and take their AR tests.


Follow our calendar and facebook page to keep abreast of all the events happening at the library this summer.  Weekly events will include Storytime for Littles (under 3 years of age), Preschool Storytimes (for those 3 through kindergarten), Stem activities (designed for school age students) and a Makers Club (for those going into grades 5 and up).



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