Summer Reading
for all ages!


Read-to-Me (birth to Kindergarten)
Children 5 years old and under who are not yet reading on their own can participate with their parents. Pick up an activity card and build early literacy skills by practicing the building blocks of reading (read, talk, play, sing, write). Complete an activity card to earn a ticket for the Pool Party. Don’t stop at one card - we offer mulitple cards for a summer of fun and learning! LEARN MORE

School Age (entering grades kindergarten through sixth)
School aged children can log their minutes on bookmarks to earn prizes when they meet their reading goal. Children entering grades K through 2 may color in a star for every 10 minutes they read, or are read to, and redeem ten stars for a ticket to the Pool Party. Reading more than this goal will earn them additional prizes. Children entering grades 3-6 may read their choice of books, and can fill a star for every 20 minutes they read, then redeem ten stars to earn their Pool Party ticket. LEARN MORE 

Teens (entering grades seven through twelve)
Design your own program this summer by picking up a Bingo card at the Information Desk. Each completed bingo will earn you an entry into the weekly drawing as well as a prize. You’ll get a prize when you sign up and after your frst bingo you’ll receive a ticket to the Pool Party. LEARN MORE

Weekly Drawings for Teen Readers:
June 3-8: Barnes & Noble
June 10-15: Dairy Queen
June 17-21: iTunes
June 24-28: Eli's
July 1-6: Barnes & Noble
July 8-13: Dairy Queen
July 15-20: iTunes
July 22-27: Eli's

For every hour you read or listen fill out a ticket and submit it into our weekly drawing for a gift card. All tickets will roll over into the grand prize drawing. Audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and reading to your children all count towards your reading time! This year’s grand prize will be two season tickets to the Morton Fine Arts Assocation Fall-Winter Series.

Weekly Drawings for Adult Readers and Winners:
June 3-8: Eli's Coffee  (Winner: Brian A.)
June 10-15: Lulu's on Main  (Winner: Angela B.)
June 17-21: Basta's/Seasons Gastropub (Ed R.)
June 24-28: Great American Popcorn Co. (Matt R.)
July 1-6: So Chic Boutique (Danette B.)
July 8-13: Unum Wine & Whiskey Lounge (Leah N.)
July 15-20: Kemp 208 (Toni M.)
July 22-27: Morton Cinema (Mailee S.)

Grand Prize Winner of the concert tickets - Brooke B.

Family Bingo
Have fun doing the activities as a family! Pick up a Family Bingo card at the library or print your Family Bingo card from home. For each bingo you complete, you get an entry into the Family Challenge Drawing. The last day to turn in bingos is July 27. The drawing will be held at the pool party on July 30; you need not be present to win. The winning family can choose a membership to the Peoria Zoo, Peoria Playhouse, or Peoria Riverfront Museum.

Print your Family Bingo Card