Summer Reading Challenge for PreK–8th Grade and for Adults/Teens
Track your reading minutes (Youth) or number of books read (Adult/Teen) on the Reader Zone app for Android, Apple, or Amazon devices (or at readerzone.com). You may sign up at any time to create an account using our Reading Program Code 49f89 and begin logging your reading between June 12 and July 29. There will be incentives along the way and you will be entered in our Grand Prize Raffle drawings at the end of July.
Summer Reading Programs for All Ages
Storytime (Preschool and up)
Every Tuesday • 10:30 am • Matson Meeting Room
All Ages Crafting Sessions
All ages (families, teens, adults) are invited to participate. Please note that the times alternate between morning and evening.
Wednesday, June 14 • 6 pm • Matson Meeting Room
Tissue Paper/ModPodge Suncatcher & Beaded Bookmark
Wednesday, June 21 • 11 am (drop in throughout the day) • Matson Meeting Room
Help us make greeting cards to brighten the day for local nursing home residents—you may also make additional cards to use yourself.
Wednesday, June 28 • 6 pm • Matson Meeting Room
Firework Mandala Painted Rocks
Week of July 4 • No craft due to other scheduled meeting room use
Wednesday, July 12 • 6 pm • Matson Meeting Room
Personal Journal with Decorated Cover and Personalized Interior Pages
Wednesday, July 19 • 11 am • Matson Meeting Room
Mini Barn Quilt Panel
Wednesday, July 26 • 6 pm • Matson Meeting Room
Air-Dry Clay Pinch Pot
Collaborative Writing Project (Grades 2–8)
A fun way to gather ideas from an entire group to create an illustrated storybook. Need not attend all sessions to participate. NOTE: We can add a teen group if there is enough interest.
Friday, June 16 • 10:30 am Initial ideas • Matson Meeting Room
Friday, June 30 • 10:30 am Plot Development• Matson Meeting Room
Friday, July 14 • 10:30 am Final Layout and Art Day • Matson Meeting Room
Friday, July 21 • Finished art due
Friday, July 28 • Printed books ready for pickup
Thursday, June 15 • 6 pm • Matson Meeting Room
Can you identify the musical and sing the lyrics from just the backing track? (No peeking at the screen!)
Dave Odd: Eat The Neighborhood
at Hungry World Farm
Saturday, June 17 • 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Urban forager Dave Odd will teach how to forage and prepare plants found in the wild and on the waysides. Meet at Hungry World Farm: Farm Learning Center, east of Tiskilwa (take First Street east out of town to Plow Creek Road) or Euclid Ave south from Princeton, over the canal and turn right (west) after crossing the railroad tracks)
Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament (Junior High +)
Tuesday, June 29 • 5:30–7:30 pm • Main Circulation Area tables
550 piece puzzles • First team to finish (or with fewest remaining pieces) wins • Teams of 4 (or sign up individually and we’ll make teams) • Please register at the Youth Services Desk
Princeton Summer Youth Band Concert
Friday, July 14 • 2 pm • Main Circulation Area
Community Recipe Swap
Thursday, July 27 • 6 pm • Matson Meeting Room
Bring two copies of your favorite recipe (we’ll copy for all participants) and share where the recipe comes from, why you like it, and memories you have of preparing or serving it.