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Build A Better World Summer Reading 2017 Wrap Up

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Greetings from Helen Plum Library!
We are sad to say goodbye to summer, but we had a wonderful 2017 summer reading program, Build A Better World.
Over 2,200 Lombardians participated in the Build A Better World Summer Reading Program at Helen Plum Library. Children collectively recorded 22,961 hours this summer—this represents over 957 days, 137 weeks, 34 months, or over 2 and a half years of continuous early literacy and reading activity by Lombard area kids and families! Nearly 150 teens ages 13-19 read a total of 165,600 pages, and a total of 325 adults signed up for the Summer Reading Program and 38 patrons read at least 25 books during the program. That's a lot of reading, Lombard!

Next week, we'll have book reviews compiled from some of the many Summer Reading participants in the Adult Services department.

Finally, we have a great deal of support from local and regional businesses, and are so appreciative of the charitable contributions they make that help to encourage literacy in the community.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and a big thank you to our sponsors!

Adler Planetarium
Bricks Wood Fired Pizza
Buca di Beppo
Carlson Paint, Glass, & Art Stores
Carol Stream Park District
Centennial Beach
Cernan Earth and Space Center
Chama Gaucha
Chicago Bears
Chicago Fire
Chicago Sky
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Wolves
Culver's of Lombard

Dairy Queen
DuPage Children's Museum
DuPage County Fair
El Famous Burrito
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio
Fringe, A Boutique Salon & Spa
Gianorio's Pizza and Pasta
Greek Islands
Illinois Railway Museum
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Lilac Bakery
Miller's Lombard Ale House
Museum of Science and Industry
Patio Restaurant of Lombard, Inc
Portillo's Hot Dog

Safari Land
Schaumburg Boomers
Shannon's Deli
Shedd Aquarium
Sky Centers Martial Arts & Fitness
Sky Zone
Stardust Bowl
The Corner House
True Balance Karate Institute
Weber Grill Restaurant
West Suburban Wellness
Buona Restaurants & Catering
Chuck E Cheese's
Meatheads Burgers & Fries