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Summer Reading Programs

June 2, 2014

Fizz, Boom, Read! – Age 3 through 5th grade (in fall)
Complete the program by reading 25 hours

Spark a Reaction – 6th through 12th grade (in fall)
Complete the program by reading 25 hours

Early Literacy Program – Babies and Toddlers (Age 2 and under)
Complete the program by reading 25 books


  • Track your reading time on the Time Log you’ll receive at registration. Last day to register is June 30.
  • Bring your Time Log into the library for prizes for every 5 hours read. Early Literacy: prizes for every 5 books read.
  • Summer Reading Raffles every week!
  • Cool crafts and activities! There’s something for all ages, every week.
  • Great evening programs that are only for Summer Readers and their families.
  • Turn in your Time Log showing 25 hours completed (Early Literacy: 25 books read) by the deadline to receive an invitation to the Enchanted Castle pizza party in August.
  • After 25 hours, keep reading to help others with Read to Feed!

– For every additional hour you read, you’ll receive a token to drop into the donation jar

— For every token collected, the Friends of the North Riverside Library will make a donation to the Riverside Township Food Pantry


Stop by the YS Help Desk to register for a Summer Reading Program !



You can register for programs after you’ve registered for a Summer Reading Program at the YS Help Desk.

• Programs and performances designated “SRP” are only for those already registered in one of the North Riverside Library’s kid/teen summer reading programs and require advance registration — per program — in person at the YS Help Desk.

• Some space-limited SRP programs may also require entry tickets to be picked up prior to the program.

• For those programs not designated SRP, non-residents may attend only as space permits.  Register in person, online or by phone.

• Please note: Parents of children under age 10 are asked to remain in the library when their children are attending library programs, which may run as long as one hour.


Drop-In Storytime  Ages toddlers through age 5, with an adult.  Songs, stories, playtime.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7 .


Story Surprises! What could be hiding in Ms. Rebecca’s Story Box?  Find out at this fun program for ages 2 through 5.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  June 14, 28; July 12, 26; Aug. 9, 23.


 Book Buddies  Age 3 through age 8. Children will be paired up with Teen Volunteers who will listen to them read or read with them. Approximately 45 minutes. SRP

 Mondays at 6:30 p.m.: June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28.

Pet Show Storytime, Craft and Parade.  For kids in preschool and up with an adult. Enjoy stories about pets and pet shows, and decorate a cardboard “float” for your pet to ride in during the Pet Parade March inside the library!  Please bring a favorite stuffed animal to this program! SRP

Tuesday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.

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