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2018 Summer Reading: Libraries Rock

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Lombard, are you ready to rock? Join us as we kick off our 2018 Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock! This year we are celebrating music and libraries and we encourage readers of all ages and abilities to "join the band!"

Did you know that Summer Reading helps children retain and enhance their reading skills over the summer? A study by Professor of Sociology Barbara Heyns found that children who read at least six books during the summer maintain or improve their reading skills, while children who didn’t read any books saw their reading skills decline by as much as one grade level.
It’s not just kids who will have all the fun! Teens can earn prizes for participating, as well as chances to win a cool drawing prize! Adults can win an amazing Adult Services drawing prize by choosing between either the Timed Reading Challenge or the 25 Title Challenge.
For more information on our Libraries Rock! 2018 Summer Reading Program please visit a service desk or call (630) 627-0316.


Youth: Born to be Wild

Babies–Entering kindergarten
Even little ones who aren’t reading on their own can participate in the Summer Reading Program. Parents may choose between either early literacy activities or timed reading for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering kindergarten. If you’re also reading for 1000 Books, sign up for Libraries Rock and your reading will count for both!

Youth Super Star

Entering Grades 1–3

& Youth Jukebox Hero

Entering Grades 4–8
Track your reading progress and earn rewards! When you reach your goal, you’ll earn a paperback book and a free kid’s meal from Weber Grill. If you want to keep reading for credit, we’ll give you a bonus log, too! 

Just for Fun!
Prize Drawings

Get an entry ticket for your chance to win a fun prize when you check out Library materials! We’ll draw 30 lucky winners at the end of the Summer Reading Program. Winners will be contacted by Fri, Aug 10.

Youth Quiz of the Week
Mon, Jun 4-Mon, Jul 30

Answer trivia questions each week! New quizzes are posted every Monday from June 4 through July 30. We’ll draw 5 prize winners per week.

Teens: Rock n’ Roll!

Ages 13-19
You will earn prizes along the way as you work toward your goal. If you read beyond your goal, you will earn more chances to win a summer drawing prize. Sign ups at the Youth Services Desk start Tue, May 1.

Adults: Rock On!

Stop by Adult Services to kick off your Summer Reading! We’re offering two options for adults this year. The 25 Title Challenge is our classic approach to Summer Reading, and new this year: the Timed Reading Challenge! Timed reading is a great option for parents who are reading along with their kiddos participating in youth Summer Reading. Prize drawing tickets are available starting Sat, Jun 2.

Adult Summer Reading
Prize List Preview:

  • Yamaha Acoustic Guitar
  • Robelli Ukulele
  • 2 Amazon $50 Gift Cards
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera 
  • Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
  • MPow Bluetooth Headphones
  • 2 Victrola Record Players
  • Oontz Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • 1-Hour Massage at West Suburban Wellness
  • 2 Rock Bottom Growler Gift Sets

Be sure to stop in for the most up-to-date prize list!