Kids ages birth through 5th grade who completed the Summer Reading Program were given a special invitation to our end-of-summer event. There, we feasted on ice cream and laughed at a performance of wacky fairy tales by The Grimm Players. Then the raffle tickets earned from a summer’s worth of reading were put to use, and our drawing winners were given their choice of prizes.
6th-8th graders who completed the program were invited to a special celebration just for them. They filled up the evening with tons of fun activities: tie-dying t-shirts, making lanyards, a Wii dance competition, grown-up coloring, playing bags, and making snow cones. Drawing winners received movie passes and Starbucks gift cards.
Our adult program participants reported a whopping 56,102 pages read this summer! All adults who turned in two bookmarks logging their reading received a Lincolnwood Library book bag, and at the end of the program our lucky drawing winners won prizes ranging from gift cards for community businesses to Summer Reading t-shirts.
Summer is ending, but Lincolnwood keeps on reading! There are still a few days left in our Back to School Reading program. Kids, come into the library by August 17th and fill out a bookmark telling us about something you’ve read for a chance to win a back-to-school prize bag!