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Children's Summer Reading Program 2015

June 8th - July 25th

For Children Entering 6th Grade and Younger

It's time to get jazzed about reading! Join us for our "Read to the Rhythm" summer reading program. Sign up starts Monday, June 8th for the reading program and all events. A Prairie Trails Library card is required to sign up and attend programs. Sign up can be done online or in person. Online registration must be done with the child's library card. An adult Prairie Trails Public Library cardholder may register up to three children on their card in person. At each program, the Prairie Trails Public Library card used at time of sign up MUST be shown to enter programs. If a program is full, you will be put on a waitlist and called the day of the program if there is availability (note: Book Buddies will not have a waitlist). Sign up is required for all programs. Please let us know if you will need special accommodations to attend programs. Children age eight and under must be accompanied at all times by someone age 16 or older.

Teen Summer Reading Program 2015

June 8th - July 25th

For Teens entering grades 7-12

Teens entering grades 7-12 are invited to join the Young Adult Summer Reading Program: Read to the Rhythm. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk starting Monday, June 8th and throughout the summer. A Prairie Trails Library card is required to sign up and also to attend programs. Sign up can be done in person or online. At each program, the Prairie Trails Public Library card used at time of sign up MUST be shown. If a program is full, you will be put on a waitlist and called the day of the program if there is availability.

Participants can win great prizes, including books, gift cards and even a tablet! When you reach your weekly goal of at least two chapter books and log them in, you will receive a raffle ticket. Exceed your weekly reading goal to earn extra tickets (limit of 5 extra tickets per week). Raffle tickets will go towards the grand finale raffle. If you reach the reading goal of at least 12 chapter books by July 25th you'll receive a book of your choice from our special book cart, an invitation to Haunted Trails and a free pass to the Brookfield Zoo!

Adult Summer Reading Program 2015

This summer the Prairie Trails Public Library is celebrating music. The Adult Summer Reading theme is Read to the Rhythm. We will be hosting a variety of programs from crafts to concerts. All of our programs are FREE and registration is required. Some programs will require a PTPLD card at registration and check in. The reading program runs from Monday, June 8 through Thursday, July 30. In addition to programs we encourage you to read. The more you read, the more chances you get to win prizes. You may log your titles from Monday, June 15 through Saturday, July 25. For every five titles logged, participants will be entered in a drawing for prizes. All titles must be checked out at Prairie Trails Public Library, they can be print, audio or digital format. Prizes will be awarded on Thursday, July 30.

Everyone who reads at least five titles is invited to our special end of summer reading party held on Thursday, July 30th at 7 p.m.

 

Upcoming Events
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  • Teen Volunteer Pizza Party
    When: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    All teens that volunteered over the summer are invited to this celebration! We conclude the Teen Summer Volunteer program with pizza, watermelon, and fun outside games! Raffle tickets will be drawn for final prizes. Any forms that need to be signed will be done at this time. Please register at the Youth Services Desk by Saturday, July 25th. (In the case of rain, this program will take place in the Amy Jarrett Room.)
  • Wild Prairie Book Club
    When: Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Join us in discussing the following titles. A limited number of copies will be available at the circulation desk one month prior to meeting. Titles are subject to change depending on availability.

    Thursday, August 20 at 7:00 p.m.
    Empire of Sin: a story of sex, jazz murder, and the battle for modern New Orleans by Gary Krist


    The book club meets the third Thursday of every month.
    New members are always welcomed!
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