Summer Reading Program
Read for the Win!
June 13 - July 29, 2016
Youth Services is celebrating sports, games, and achievement this summer. Games and prizes will be part of the fun! Come in and join the program starting Monday, June 13 at 9:30am. Youth Services will be giving out a special drawstring backpack to every read-to-me and reader who registers for the summer reading program on opening day.
Chicago Sports Team Mascot Visits [+]
Come meet the official mascots of some of our favorite Chicago and suburban sports teams! They will visit with the audience, take photos, and sign autographs in the Youth Services Department. Children attending during this time will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing for a team-related prize. The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of each visit at 7:30pm.
Coop (Schaumburg Boomers)
Monday, June 13 at 6:30pm
Southpaw (Chicago White Sox)
Thursday, June 16 at 6:30pm
Clark (Chicago Cubs)
Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm
Staley (Chicago Bears)
Thursday, June 30 at 6:30pm
Tommy Hawk (Chicago Blackhawks)
Thursday, July 14 at 6:30pm
Skates (Chicago Wolves)
Monday, July 25 at 6:30pm
Sports Crafts [+]
Come to our special sports crafts taking place on Thursdays from June 30 to July 28 at 9:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, or 3pm. For all ages, but children entering 1st grade or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Space is limited to 30 participants per class.
June 30 - Make a sports photo frame, door knocker, and bicycle handlebar streamers and licence plate.
July 7 - Make a team spirit shaker, plate, megaphone, and banner.
DIY Games You Can Play
July 14 - Make a mini hockey stick and puck, basketball hoop, and glow-in-the-dark wiffle ball and mitt game.
July 21 - Make a sports backpack, cap, water bottle, and zipper pull or keychain.
Go for the Win!
July 28 - Make a competition gold medal, medal podium, edible torch, and around-the-world competition flag.
Fun Friday Family Programs [+]
Runamuk Disc Dogs
June 17 at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, or 5:30pm
Sideswipe Extreme Martial Arts
June 24 at 11am
Matt Wilhelm Trick Bike Show
July 1 at 11am
Chris McBrien "Read, Lead, Succeed"
July 8 at 11am or 1:30pm
Wheel of Wisdom Game Show
July 15 at 11am or 1:30pm
Brian Wismer's Wacky Team Challenge Game Show
July 22 at 11am or 1:30pm
MadCap Puppets present "Monsters of Baseball"
July 29 at 11am or 1:30pm
Program Finale [+]
Win with Dr. Gesundheit
Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm or
Thursday, August 4 at 11am, 1:30pm, or 7pm
All participants who finish the summer reading program will receive a ticket to come to this special library-only version of Dr. Gesundheit's famous Clown Therapy Show.
Dr. Gesundheit mixes classic American slapstick with eccentric dance, ridiculous juggling, absurd hat tricks, and silly harmonica and ukulele music. Through active and creative audience participation and a unique game/sports format, the audience will learn that they can all be winners by taking chances, attempting new skills, and working together.
Each week, participants registered for the summer reading program have a chance to win additional weekly prizes. Weekly raffles take place on Saturdays at 11am in Youth Services. Congratulations to our winners so far!
Week 1 Winners [+]
New Books for Baby
New Books for Ages 4-8
New Books for Ages 9-12
Last Updated: June 17, 2016