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Cherry Valley Public Library urges families to gallop, crawl, slither, or fly to the library for “Paws to Read”. During June and July, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults that encourage and support a love of reading. Studies show that school aged children retain and improve crucial reading skills for the fall through regular summer reading. For this reason, Children and Teens ages 2 to 18 also win incentive prizes for reaching their reading goals!

All ages may participate in the Summer Reading Club.
Summer Reading Club registration begins on Tuesday, May 27.
• Prizes run June 9 through July 30.
• Programs begin June 12.
• Adults (ages 18+)
        • Register on the adult side of the library.
        • Read and enter the weekly prize drawing. See Adult Details for more information.
• Children ages 2 to 18
        • Register at the SRC table on the children’s side of the library.
        • Receive a booklog to record the titles of books read over the summer.
        • Sign a contract with the Children’s Librarian to set a summer reading goal.
        • Children who finish their reading contract goal by July 30 will receive a ticket
          to the final party at the SummerField Farm and Zoo on July 31! Enjoy a 2 hour
          party with a large variety of exotic animals, ranging from reindeer and monkeys,
          to camels and mountain lions.

Top Readers Receive a gift card!

• The library offers a variety of programs, give-aways, and contests all summer to encourage reading and program completion. Each week, a different prize is given to kids who record books at the library.
• Last day to register for Summer Reading Club (all ages) is July 3.

Our Age Groups This Summer Are:

Curious Critters Curious Critters (ages 2 to 5):
Read and record at least 21 books
Reading Reptile Reading Reptiles (ages 6 to 11):
Read and record at least 11 books
Mustache Guy We MUSTACHE You to Read (ages 12 to 18):
Read and record at least 2000 pages
AARF Adults Reading for Fun (ages 18+):
Record books weekly to enter prize drawings

Last year, 648 children registered for the Summer Reading Club, “Dig Into Reading”. By the end of the summer over 16,000 books had been read and recorded for prizes, reading fluency, and just plain enjoyment.

Rocket Reads
Click Here to See a Full Calendar of Events

Participation Details | Storytimes | Monday/Tuesday Programs | Thursday Programs | Friday Programs

Summer Reading Club participation is free to Cherry Valley Library card holders. Out-of-district fee for participation is $10 per child or $25 per family.

Cherry Valley Public Library District • 755 East State Street • Cherry Valley, IL 61016 • 815-332-5161
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