Summer Reading, Digital Learning

Posted & filed under Library blog, Technology.

The Lincolnwood Public Library summer reading program, Read to the Rhythm, began quietly on Monday and builds to a crescendo tonight, with a Movie Under the Stars. Join us in the parking lot at 7:30 p.m. for an interactive drum circle with Rhythm Revolution; at dusk, we’ll all watch “Paddington” on a GIANT screen.

Residents can sign up for summer reading at the event (or anytime, inside the library) and start earning raffle tickets right away! You’ll get tickets for reading, of course, but also for exploring our digital library. Adult participants, read on to learn how you can click, download, and stream your way to extra raffle tickets.

Join us for our summer App, App, & Away series—music apps on Wednesday, June 17 and/or food apps on Wednesday, July 22, both beginning at 2 p.m. (Ask us about additional programs that qualify you for raffle tickets, too!) Or, from the comfort of your own home, borrow an eBook or eAudiobook from MyMediaMall. You can do this activity up to four times, so be sure to check out our ever-changing list of new eBooks.

If you read about Credo Reference in our latest newsletter, but didn’t have a chance to try it, now is the time! Look up a topic that interests you, then tell a librarian what you found to get an extra ticket. You’ll also earn tickets for the following activities:

  • downloading our Lincolnwood Library app to your mobile device
  • using Flipster to read a digital magazine
  • borrowing a digital movie, music album, TV show, or book from hoopla
  • reading a newspaper or magazine in NewspaperDirect
  • researching a potential purchase in Consumer Reports

Kids, you get credit for clicking, too! Read a Tumblebook or use BookFlix to pick up an extra raffle ticket, and be sure to ask a librarian about weekly challenge activities.

We look forward to seeing you in the parking lot tonight, and at the library, park, and pool, and online all summer long, as we Read to the Rhythm!