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Universe of Stories: Summer Reading 2019

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We're over the moon about our 2019 Summer Reading Program: Universe of Stories! Join us for *blast off* with early sign ups starting Wed, May 1.


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 the Timed Reading Challenge or the Title Challenge.
Find out the details below, and for more information on our Universe of Stories 2019 Summer Reading Program please visit a service desk or call (630) 627-0316.


Youth: Moonbeams

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 learning activities or timed reading for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and children entering kindergarten. If you’re also reading for 1000 Books, sign up for Universe of Stories and your reading will count for both!


Entering Grades 1–3


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 9.

Youth Quiz of the Week
Mon, Jun 3-Mon, Jul 29

Answer trivia questions each week! New quizzes are posted every Monday from June 3 through July 29. We’ll draw 5 prize winners per week.

Teens: Martians

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: Time Travelers

Stop by Adult Services to kick off your Summer Reading! We’re offering two options for adults again this year: the Title Challenge or 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 1.

Adult Summer Reading
Prize List Preview:

  • AMC $25 Gift Card
  • Olive Garden $25 Gift Card
  • Starbucks $25 Gift Card
  • Amazon $50 Gift Card
  • Bricks $20 Gift Card
  • Shannons $15 Gift Card
  • 1-Hour Massage at West Suburban Wellness
  • Shedd Aquarium Pass for 2
  • Fujifilm Instax Camera
  • Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
  • Festival Insulated Pinic Basket with Dinnerware Set
  • Portable Telescope for Kids & Astronomy Beginners
  • Harry Potter Prize: Complete 8-Film Collection [Blu-Ray]
  • Game of Thrones Prize: Paperback Box Set + Game of Thrones Monopoly
  • Lord of the Rings Prize: Paperback Box Set + DVD Collection

Be sure to stop in for the most up-to-date prize list! We owe a huge Thank You to our generous program sponsors, stay tuned for our full sponsor list later this summer!