Summer Reading Club

Coming Summer 2019

It’s Show Time!

Summer Reading  & Fun Activities
For Children birth thru 5th Grade

Registration begins Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Activities begin June 10, 2019

There are no set hours for the summer reading club. Kids simply stop by whenever the library is open to participate. Children younger than 3rd grade must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is easy.  Stop by during library hours and complete a simple registration form or call 815-223-0229.  Registration forms received through your child’s school simply need to be returned to the school or the library.

Research suggests families should aim for 15-20 minutes of reading a day to help prevent the “summer slide,” where reading skills are lost and kids are less prepared to return to school in the fall.

Children and families set their own reading goals, whether by keeping track of time, number of books or pages, or other literacy milestones, such as learning letter recognition and sounds, shapes, colors, or sight words. The suggested summer reading goal for Northview School students is 20 minutes per day for 20 days of the month.


 Summer Classes and Activities
Registration Required

Bounces and Tickles for Babies birth to 12 months: Tuesdays June 11-July 23, 9:30-10:00 am  (No class July 2) 

Wiggles and Giggles for Children ages 1 to 3:  Thursdays June 13-July 25, 10:00-10:30 am (No class July 4)

Story Explorers for Children ages 3-7: Wednesdays June 12-July 24, 10:00-11:00 am (No class July 3) 

Stories, songs, and activities make for a lot of fun each week. Don’t miss out.

Doggie Tales: Tuesdays June 11-July 23, 1:00-2:00 pm (No Doggie Tales on July 2)      

Practice reading with Ruby and Lila, Ms. Julie’s certified therapy dogs. Kids read to Ruby or Lila for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy doing tricks with Ruby and Lila after everyone reads! 

My First Book Club for Kids 7-9 Years of Age: Mondays June 17 & 24,  9:30-10:30 am

Each week kids explore a picture book chosen by the librarians. Kids also enjoy hands-on or make and take activities based on the book of the week.

Bad Kitty Needs a Story for Kids 7-9 Years of Age: Mondays July 8, 15, & 22, 2:00-3:30 pm

Inspired by Bad Kitty: Drawn to Trouble by Nick Bruel, kids learn the basics of creating a story. Each week, kids explore a different component of story writing and create their own Bad Kitty tale.

How Not to Cook for Kids 8-9 Years of Age: Tuesday, June 11, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Sue Glassman shows tips and tricks to make cooking safe and fun. Kids make huevos rancheros in class.

Tween Book Club for Kids 9-12 Years of Age: Wednesdays June 12, 19, & 26, 2:00-3:00 pm

Talk about the books you are reading while enjoying treats and maker activities.

Nail Art Club for Kids 9-12 Years of Age: Tuesdays June 18 & 25

Session 1: 10:30-11:30 am  or  Session 2: 11:30 am-12:30 pm

Follow along with the design of the week to learn the basics of creating cool nail art. All supplies provided by the library. Participants are asked to come with clean nails. Sign up for one session only.

Cupcake & Cookie Decorating for Kids 9-12 Years of Age: Mondays July 8, 15, & 22, 9:30-11:00 am

Learn to decorate cupcakes and cookies as you practice the project of the week. Kids gain hands-on experience with coloring frosting, using decorating tips, piping bags, and more.

Just for Tweens Club (Kids 9-12 Years of Age): Thursdays June 13, 20, & 27 & July 11, 18, & 25, 2:00-3:00 pm

Kids enjoy the maker activity of the week. Sign up for one or more dates.