Summer Reading Adventure
You are invited to join Reading Takes You Everywhere!, this year’s summer reading adventure at the Bourbonnais Public Library. Visit the library any time we are open between June 1 and July 31 and stop by the front desk to join in the fun!
An Adventure For Everyone
This year we are offering three levels of summer gameplay:
Ramblers are players who aren’t yet reading independently, generally up through Kindergarten. Ramblers will track their reading time and completed side-quests with stickers on a “hike through the woods” map they receive when they join. These players will earn up to three special Rambler prizes if they finish the adventure!
Voyagers are players who are reading on their own, generally 1st through 6th grade. Voyagers will track their reading time and completed side-quests with stickers on a pirate’s map they receive when they join. These players can earn up to three special Voyager prizes if they finish the adventure!
Jetsetters are older readers–teens and adults–who will submit raffle tickets which reflect time spent reading, attending library programs, and visiting our Little Free Library at Perry Farm.
Why Summer Reading Is So Important
Reading is such an invaluable way for so many of us to relax, explore and escape. Reading Takes You Everywhere! celebrates how books allow us to visit other people, places, eras and ideas. Take your summer reading adventure on the road while you vacation–we can show you how to download an audiobook or ebook from our free apps. Explore new authors and topics–we’re planning some great displays during the hot months and always have recommendations. The calendar below details our awesome June and July programs–make the library part of your hot-weather plans!
Including reading (and listening to stories) in their summer schedule is especially important for children. A “summer slide” is the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains made during the previous school year. Reading Takes You Everywhere! encourages reading for fun, which in turn can keep academic skills sharp and help kids be more prepared when they head back to school. We are always excited to assist families in selecting books for their children based on reading levels and interests!