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Children's Summer Reading Program 2015

June 8th - July 25th

For Children Entering 6th Grade and Younger

It's time to get jazzed about reading! Join us for our "Read to the Rhythm" summer reading program. Sign up starts Monday, June 8th for the reading program and all events. A Prairie Trails Library card is required to sign up and attend programs. Sign up can be done online or in person. Online registration must be done with the child's library card. An adult Prairie Trails Public Library cardholder may register up to three children on their card in person. At each program, the Prairie Trails Public Library card used at time of sign up MUST be shown to enter programs. If a program is full, you will be put on a waitlist and called the day of the program if there is availability (note: Book Buddies will not have a waitlist). Sign up is required for all programs. Please let us know if you will need special accommodations to attend programs. Children age eight and under must be accompanied at all times by someone age 16 or older.

Teen Summer Reading Program 2015

June 8th - July 25th

For Teens entering grades 7-12

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to join the Young Adult Summer Reading Program: Read to the Rhythm. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starting Monday, June 8th and throughout the summer. A Prairie Trails Library card is required to sign up and also to attend programs. Sign up can be done in person or online. At each program, the Prairie Trails Public Library card used at time of sign up MUST be shown. If a program is full, you will be put on a waitlist and called the day of the program if there is availability.

Participants can win great prizes, including books, gift cards and even a tablet! When you reach your weekly goal of at least two chapter books and log them in, you will receive a raffle ticket. Exceed your weekly reading goal to earn extra tickets (limit of 5 extra tickets per week). Raffle tickets will go towards the grand finale raffle. If you reach the reading goal of at least 12 chapter books by July 25th you'll receive a book of your choice from our special book cart, an invitation to Haunted Trails and a free pass to the Brookfield Zoo!

Adult Summer Reading Program 2015

This summer the Prairie Trails Public Library is celebrating music. The Adult Summer Reading theme is Read to the Rhythm. We will be hosting a variety of programs from crafts to concerts. All of our programs are FREE and registration is required. Some programs will require a PTPLD card at registration and check in. The reading program runs from Monday, June 8 through Thursday, July 30. In addition to programs we encourage you to read. The more you read, the more chances you get to win prizes. You may log your titles from Monday, June 15 through Saturday, July 25. For every five titles logged, participants will be entered in a drawing for prizes. All titles must be checked out at Prairie Trails Public Library, they can be print, audio or digital format. Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, July 30.

Everyone who reads at least five titles is invited to our special end of summer reading party held on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m.

 

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  • Adult Summer Reading Sign-up / Log your titles
    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    This summer the Prairie Trails Public Library is celebrating music. The Adult Summer Reading theme is Read to the Rhythm. We will be hosting a variety of programs from crafts to concerts. All of our programs are FREE and registration is required. Some programs will require a PTPLD card at registration and check in. The reading program runs from Monday, June 8 through Thursday, July 30. In addition to programs we encourage you to read. The more you read, the more chances you get to win prizes. You may log your titles from Monday, June 15 through Monday, July 27. For every five titles logged, participants will be entered in a drawing for prizes. All titles must be checked out at Prairie Trails Public Library, they can be print, audio or digital format. Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, July 30.
    Everyone who reads at least five titles is invited to our special end of summer reading party held on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m.

    Registration is rquired
  • Crafts
    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children of all ages. Materials will be provided to make a musically themed craft! If child is 8 years or younger, an adult over 16 must be present to help with the craft. Please register for one time each week and arrive at the beginning of your session.

    June 15th - Drum
    June 22nd- Pan Pipe
    June 29th - Harmonica
    July 6th- Kite
    July 13th- Didgeridoo
    July 20th- Tambourine
  • Crafts
    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children of all ages. Materials will be provided to make a musically themed craft! If child is 8 years or younger, an adult over 16 must be present to help with the craft. Please register for one time each week and arrive at the beginning of your session.

    June 15th - Drum
    June 22nd- Pan Pipe
    June 29th - Harmonica
    July 6th- Kite
    July 13th- Didgeridoo
    July 20th- Tambourine
  • Book Buddies
    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Children ages 3-6. Looking for ways to get your child excited about reading? Take part in Book Buddies! This special program pairs teen volunteers with younger “book buddies” for pure reading enjoyment. The children will have time to choose favorite picture books with their buddy, read together, and record the titles on their booklogs. Please arrive on time to get the most out of your session each week. Child attends every week of summer reading.
  • Crafts
    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children of all ages. Materials will be provided to make a musically themed craft! If child is 8 years or younger, an adult over 16 must be present to help with the craft. You MUST be signed up for the reading program to make a craft. Please register for one time each week and arrive at the beginning of your session.

    June 15th - Drum
    June 22nd- Pan Pipe
    June 29th - Harmonica
    July 6th- Kite
    July 13th- Didgeridoo
    July 20th- Tambourine
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