May 29, 2024

Downers Grove, IL – May 23, 2024 – The Downers Grove Public Library’s Summer Reading Club is back! All ages are invited to read for prizes this summer; community members can read to win scoops of ice cream; books; entries for raffle prizes featuring gift cards and experiences; and so much more. Summer Reading Club runs through August 4 and prize pick-up begins June 3. Sign up by visiting or visiting the library.

New this year, the library has Summer Reading Club forms available in six languages! Find forms in Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Polish Russian, and Spanish at the library and online. To determine which languages to use for translation, staff reviewed the most commonly checked out and requested materials in world languages, and consulted with Districts 58 and 99 to learn which languages are the most requested at school.

The library supports lifelong literacy by making its Summer Reading Club fun and available for all ages and stages of readers.

  • The Kids Room features two programs: Read-to-Me (birth – incoming Kindergarten), and Readers (incoming 1st grade – grade 8). Stories that are read to children, and rereading the same book all count towards the total!

  • Adult and Teen Services also features two programs: Teens (grades 7-12) and Adults. All teens from Downers Grove or who attend a Downers Grove school can participate.

  • All readers can track by how many books are read or by how much time is spent reading. Flexible tracking allows readers to decide what works for them. If you’re reading, it counts!

The READsquared website and app can help track reading for the whole family. Earn badges based on progress, and receive notifications when you’ve earned prizes. Paper forms can be found at the library’s Kids Room Desk and Adult & Teen Services Desk, or on the library’s website.

Excited to read but don’t know where to start? Recommendations can be found by checking out the library’s Staff Picks, or requesting a recommendation from a librarian based on reading habits. The eLibrary is always open, with ebooks and digital audiobooks available on three different platforms: Libby, cloudLibrary, and hoopla. Books can be easily downloaded and enjoyed, even when on vacation!

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The Downers Grove Public Library welcomes all to discover, grow, play, and learn.

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