Reading is So DELICIOUS is an eight-week reading program running from June 2 through July 30 which is designed to encourage the reading and the enjoyment of books. Summer reading programs are an important way to keep children reading during summer vacation. A Dominican University study shows that students who participate in a summer reading program score higher on standardized tests and are better prepared for school in the fall, by maintaining or improving their reading skills!
The Summer Reading Kick-off begins on Saturday June 2. Children, teens and adult cardholders from the Algonquin Area Public Library District are encouraged to register for Reading is So Delicious and take part in the Mini-Taste of Algonquin & Lake in the Hills. The Mini-Taste will only be available at the Main Library on Harnish Drive from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to Algonquin Library Cardholders only who register for summer reading. The Wonderful Wacky Juggler, Andy Head, will also be performing at 11:00 am to add to the festivities!
In keeping with the summer reading theme, several local food establishments agreed to participate in our Mini-Taste of Algonquin & Lake in the Hills and give away a small sample off their menus. We are grateful to Café Firefly, Morkes Chocolates and Jamba Juice of Algonquin; Moretti’s Ristorante & Pizzaria and Einstein Bros Bagels of Lake in the Hills for there generous donations.
Children’s Summer Reading Program
Bring your appetite to the library and earn prizes like yummy food coupons, a water bottle, a t-shirt and a book! New this year, we will have pre-registration for the children’s reading program beginning Friday, May 25. Children who pre-register can bring their reading logs in to attend the Mini-Taste of Algonquin & Lake in the Hills on Saturday June 2 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Start reading early and you can get your first prize starting Saturday June 2!
Contact the Library for more information. Visit our website www.aapld.org or call 847-458-6060 x135