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Wednesday, June 7 – Saturday, August 5

The Westmont Library invites our community to get creative, discover new ideas, and connect with each other through our summer learning program. All ages are welcome to participate! Youth can complete learning logs with reading and activity goals, “Read for a Cause,” and earn prizes. Adults are invited to read and attend programs for entries into a monthly raffle.

Youth

Learning Logs

We have created activity logs for pre-readers (ages 0 to 6), readers, and teens to encourage exploring and learning this summer. As participants achieve reading and learning goals, you can earn fun incentives along the way by reading or being read to for at least 20 minutes each day. Whether it’s a physical book or an ebook, an audiobook, or a graphic novel, all reading counts and helps keep your children’s skills sharp and active throughout the summer.

To participate, pick up a learning activity log and start reading! Learning logs will be available all summer in our youth department so you can start at any time.

Read for a Cause

To foster community connections this summer, we are introducing our Read for a Cause initiative. For every 10 days children read or are read to as part of our summer learning program, they can choose to convert logged reading time into a monetary donation to a local organization, made possible by the Westmont Rotary Club.

The organizations that will benefit from Read for a Cause are the People’s Resource Center, Westmont Fire Department’s Kids Burn Camp, and Hinsdale Humane Society.

Creativi-Tea Cup Contest

This summer, we are partnering with local coffee shop, Brewed Awakening, to bring a cup of creativity to our community. All youth participating in our annual summer learning program are encouraged to submit a six-word memoir. Pre-readers may submit a black and white drawing instead of words.

At the end of the summer, library staff members will choose a winning entry from each age group. Then, the selected memoirs will be printed on disposable coffee cups and used at Brewed Awakening, 19 W. Quincy Street in Westmont.

Jump in and start thinking of the six words that best represent you. Bring your submission to the Youth Services department throughout the summer. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Adults

Read and Raffle

This summer, help us create a collection of recommended reads and earn a prize. It’s simple! You can earn prizes two ways: Write a short review to tell us why you enjoyed a book or audiobook you recently finished or provide us with a comment on a library program you attend.

Pick up a review card at the reference desk or print one out (download a reading card here or a program card here) and, when completed, turn it in for a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets will be drawn at the end of the month and winners will be contacted.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Thank you to the Westmont Rotary Club for providing donations to support our Read for a Cause initiative.

Thank you to the Friends of the Westmont Public Library for sponsoring programs.