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Adult Summer Reading Program


June 3 - July 27, 2013

Journey around the world (and b e y o n d ) with "Have Book, Will Travel!", our summer reading program for adults. Sign-up for summer reading at the Information Desk starting on 6/1 to receive a free book and your Reading Packet, which includes bookmarks, brochures, and a pen.

How to Play

  1. Read or listen to whatever books, ebooks, and audiobooks you desire.
  2. Fill out a slip for each book, and deliver your completed slips to the Information Desk. Submit your reviews online, too. Look for your own reviews on our website and learn what other participants and librarians read and enjoyed.
  3. Win gift certificates, coupons, and other cool stuff from the weekly prize drawing.
  4. Join the merriment at the Summer Reading Party at the end of the program!

Passport Game

  1. Complete the activities in your passport for extra entries.
  2. Come to the Information Desk to share your experiences and to get each square stamped.

Weekly Prizes

For each book you read, you will get an entry for either the weekly drawings or the grand prize drawings.

  • Week 1: $20 Walgreens gift card
  • Week 2: 1 18-inch pizza from Nick & Bruno's (3 winners)
  • Week 3: 2 tickets to IL Holocaust Museum
  • Week 4: $20 Lulu Belle's/Encore Restaurant gift certificate
  • Week 5: Cernan Earth & Space Center (Triton College) - admit 4 pass (2 winners)
  • Week 6: $25 Leyden Credit Union gift card (2 winners)
  • Week 7: 2 admission passes to Morton Arboretum (3 winners)
  • Week 8: $50 laundry card for Smart Wash Laundry (5 winners)

Grand Prizes

For each book you read, you will get an entry for either the weekly drawings or the grand prize drawings.

  • 1 Year Family Membership to Graue Mill & Museum
  • $50 gift certificate for Melrose Park Indoor Grand Prix
  • Certificate for 2 Northwestern University football game tickets
  • "A Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden" package

Special Grand Prize Drawing

Everyone who reads 10 books receives an entry for the Special Grand Prize drawing (one entry per reader).



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