By Rose Barnes, Health & Senior Services Librarian
It’s May and the library is getting ready for summer reading! As a child and teen, I always loved the summer reading program at my local library, and I am so happy to announce that this year the library has expanded the summer reading program to include adults and older adults!
“Find Your Voice” and join a community of readers in our fun new summer program for adults. Using the online platform Beanstack, you’ll track your reading, complete activities, and earn badges for chances to win gift cards! No library card necessary.
The summer reading program will run from June 1 to August 15. I certainly plan to sign up on the first day and track all of my reading and attended events throughout the summer. I hope you’ll join me!
How can I participate?
In addition to completing fun activities that explore the library’s resources, you can earn badges by tracking your reading and attending programs and events throughout the summer.
Some of the events that I am looking forward to
- 50 Years of Hip Hop
- Illinois Libraries Present: Navigate Your Stars: A Conversation With Jesmyn Ward
- Visit the New Creative Studio
- A Day in Our Village
Wondering what to read next?
Our We Suggest team is always creating new lists of the latest titles to check out. Here are a couple of my recent favorites:
- Adventures with audiobooks
- Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander heritage
- See more lists and get help finding your next read here »
What prizes can I win?
For every badge you earn, your name will be added to a drawing. Five lucky winners will receive a $100 Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce gift card for local businesses.
Rose is an Adult Services Librarian specializing in health and senior services. She is a passionate reader, baker, and explorer who is always planning her next adventure.