Freeport Public Library Announces Summer Reading Program

Freeport, Illinois — June 1, 2017 — Do you like to read? Do you want to earn prizes for reading? Then join the Freeport Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! There are books, events, and prizes for all ages. Everyone gets a free book for signing up, then you can earn prizes when you spend time reading. Reached your reading goal?  Enter our grand prize drawing for a chance to win a bag full of awesome things (for kids), a Kindle Fire (for teens), and a tablet (for Adult Services). Babies, kids, and teens sign up at the Youth Services Desk. Adults (18 years and older) sign up at the Adult Services Desk.

Join us Saturday, June 10, 2017. Come early to sign up, choose your free book, and try out our building challenge. Then at 2pm, Tim Glander will present an exciting show all about building things; BIG things, emphasizing creativity and self-improvement for children and parents alike. It will feature stories, magic, origami and more.

Check back in the library each week for special events in Youth Services. On Monday and Wednesday, join us for stories at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday we have free family movies and popcorn at 2 p.m. Every Thursday at 2 p.m., there’s a special program or activity for grade school kids.  Teen events include a writing workshop, and evening movies once a month.  Other programs include gaming days every month and the Annual Pet Show.

Events hosted at Senior Resource Center by the Adult Services Department include: Origami, Game Night, Book Trivia, and a Celebration to Read. Sign up at the Adult Services Desk for more information!

“Kids who read for fun do better in school than those who don’t.  If they’re allowed to read based on their own interests, they’re more likely to build up the habit of reading and continue to do so, which is good for them, their schools, and our community.  The library is here to help nurture that spark and help build a community of interested, engaged people,” says Youth Services Supervisor Anna Doyle.

Freeport Public Library’s Summer Reading Program runs June 10 through August 5, 2017

Freeport Public Library
100 E Douglas St, Freeport

815-233-3000 x238



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