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Summer Reading Program 2017 @ Prairie Trails Public Library District 
June 12th - July 29th

It’s time to get pumped about reading! Join us for our Reading by Design summer reading program. Registration starts Monday, June 12th and is open to Prairie Trails Public Library cardholders only. To register please bring your Prairie Trails Public Library card to the reference desk. An adult may register up to three children on one adult library card.

Upcoming Events
  • Sci-Fri: Teen
    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Teens (7th - 12th Grade)

    Limit: 20     

    This science-based program will be filled with experiments and exploration. Come on in and check out what cool things we’re doing!


  • End of Summer Party featuring Brass from the Past
    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Both Meeting Rooms

    All Ages!

    The whole family is welcome to join us for this outdoor concert! Brass from the Past is the hottest horn band in the Midwest! Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band.

    Help us wrap up summer reading with a celebration for all ages! If you’ve completed at least 25 days of library activities, join us for refreshments and a live band performance! Grand prize winners of all levels will be announced.  

    Adults are required to register for this event. You must have completed 25 days of activities and/or reading to attend. 

  • Family Jam Tales
    When: Monday, July 31, 2017 6:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children of all ages and their families

    No Ticket to Play is required for this storytime, but space is limited.

    Join us for a storytime designed for the whole family. A wide variety of stories, music, and more will be shared.


  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Prairie Trails Public Library invites you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.

    Sign up starts on Saturday, January 7th and is open to Prairie Trails Public Library cardholders. To register bring your Prairie Trails Library card to the Youth Services Desk starting on January 7th or any day after. An adult may register up to 3 children on one adult library card.

    This program challenges you to read 1000 books with your child before they begin kindergarten. Reading aloud to your child and sharing in the reading experience is an excellent way to increase your child’s early literacy skills and prepares them for kindergarten. Completing this program builds a solid foundation for school readiness, brings you closer together as a family, and is just plain fun!

    Don’t let the number 1000 intimidate you, it’s not as large as it sounds. Did you know that if you read 3 stories a day for one year, you will achieve 1000 books very quickly?

    You will receive a book log upon registration to record the number of books you read together with your child. If you read a book more than once, count it more than once! Don’t forget to include books from any programs or storytimes you attend at the library as well. Children will receive recognition and prizes along the way as you complete your book log together. There is no end date for the challenge except for your child’s first day of kindergarten. There is no need to rush!

  • Hell Hath No Fury: The Wonderul, Wild, & Wicked Women of the Windy City
    When: Tuesday, August 01, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    No PTPLD library card required to register.

    Our town has had scores of historic women who’ve called it home. We’ve seen the likes of Ida B. Wells, Bertha Palmer, The Everleigh Sisters, Betty Ford, Dr. Amy Lehman, and many, many more in our city. Who were they? What did they do? Why were they important? Come find out by attending this lecture and virtual tour given by historian Clarence Goodman!

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