Summer Reading Club

Coming Summer 2020

Dig Deeper, Investigate, Discover!

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

Registration begins Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Activities begin June 8, 2020

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 9-July 28, 9:30-10:00 am

Wiggles and Giggles for Children ages 1 to 3:  Thursdays June 11-July 30, 10:00-10:30 am (No class July 2)

Story Explorers for Children ages 3-7: Wednesdays June 10-July 29, 10:00-11:00 am (No class July 1) 

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

Doggie Tales: Tuesdays June 9-July 28, 1:00-2:00 pm   

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! 

Brick Builder’s Club for kids 5-12 years: Mondays June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27  10:00-11:00 am

Kids enjoy a themed building challenge or create their own design.

Nail Art Club for Kids 9-12 Years of Age: Wednesdays June 17 & July 8 2:00-3:00 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 Decorating for Kids 9-12 Years of Age: Mondays June 10 & July 15, 2:00-3:00 pm

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

*Activities are subject to change.