Reading Programs

 Wise Owls

owl in treeThe Wise Owl reading program runs ALL year! 

Attention, preschoolers, toddlers, babies, and parents! Become a Wise Owl today and try to read 1,000 books before kindergarten, logging them 100 at a time, earning prizes and owl decorations for the library as you go.

Does 1,000 books sound daunting? It’s not! If you read one book per day for three years, OR ten books per week for two years, OR three books per day for one year, you’ll have read OVER 1,000 books! Every book counts – whether it’s the first time you’re reading it, the hundredth, or the thousandth! If you come to a library storytime, you’ll definitely get to mark off a few books, too.

Stop by the Youth & Teen Department today to sign up to be a Wise Owl and complete the challenge of reading 1,000 books before kindergarten.

Read to Succeed Winter Reading Program

The Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed program will run this year from January 16, 2017 to February 28, 2017. Track the reading you do, for school or for fun, and turn in logs of your progress for a chance to win Chicago Wolves prizes! On March 7 at 6pm, Wolves Player #26, Bryce Gervais, will visit the library for a presentation and a final prize drawing! Stay tuned to our Library Blog as 2016 comes to an end for more information.

Book Discussions

Check out our Books & Bites book discussions for grades 3-5 and 5-8!

Summer Reading

Read for the Win, the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge, ran this year from June 1, 2016 – August 31, 2016.