Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover
June 1 - July 31
This summer, join in the Library's Summer Reading Program from the comfort of your home! Read, investigate, and discover new books, interests, and activities while supporting the community.
Here's how kids, teens, and adults can participate starting on June 1.
Birth through Kids Entering Grade 8
Read throughout the summer, mark your log as you go, and mail in provided postcards to enter into the Grand Prize Drawings for great prizes.
Share your summer fun on social media using #mgplsummer or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can see what you’re up to!
How to Participate
We encourage you to read 20 minutes each day. Record your reading on the back of the reading log by coloring a dinosaur track for every 20 minutes you read. (Don’t forget that audiobooks and reading together as a family count too.) Color in all the dinosaur tracks to complete the program!
Fill out and mail the postcards included in your program bag, using the back of the postcard to tell us what you’ve been doing, recommend a book, or draw a picture. Your postcard is your drawing entry slip, so mark which prize you hope to win. Postcards will be hung in the Library windows for everyone to enjoy.
Built with differentiated learning in mind, our weekly activities are available as Great challenges (more difficult or time-consuming) and Small challenges (simpler or requiring fewer steps to complete). Weeks with only one activity link contain multiple challenge options to accommodate different interests and developmental abilities. Choose the challenge that is right for you!
Use the materials provided in your program bag or ones you have at home.
Dates are suggestions for when to do each challenge so you can see other families participating at a similar time.
Take pictures and post on social media as you complete activities using #mgplsummer or email us at email@example.com so we can see what you’re up to!
Week 2 (June 15-21) - Building Challenge
Week 3 (June 22-28) - Silly Game Challenge
Week 5 (July 6-12) - Chalk Challenge
Week 6 (July 13-19) - Crafting Challenge
For Adults & Teens (Grades 9-12)
Win gift cards to local businesses and help support your community through what you read, listen, and watch this summer.
How to Participate
Complete the online entry form to let us know about:
- Books you read
- Movies and shows you watch
- Music you listen to
- Video games you play
- Online library programs you attend
Each submission equals one entry for a chance to win prizes—Amazon gift cards for teens and local restaurant and grocery store gift cards for adults. (For example, reading 10 books counts as 10 separate entries.) The more you read, listen, watch, or attend, the better your chances of winning.
Don’t have internet or struggling with screen fatigue? We've got you covered. Call us at 847-965-4220, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the Chat With Us box on the website and we'll be happy to fill out the entry form for you.
Enter as many times as you would like. Good luck digging deeper!