Kid Zone

2019 Website BannerRegistration for Youth Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 10, and Summer Reading continues through Saturday, July 27. You may register for summer reading at any time during the program.

How does it work? Families track hours of reading in their log book (which is given out after the registration card is turned in with 5 hours of reading recorded on it). For each hour of reading, children receive a raffle ticket to place in one of our prize jars; on Monday, July 29, at 2:00 p.m., we’ll have an end-of-program party and draw our raffle winners (one prize per child, need not be present to win). We provide a door prize to all children who attend the raffle drawing.

Who can participate? Children through eighth grade (coming year). While we strongly recommend that your family have a library card (from Princeton or another Illinois library) in order to check out books and maximize your reading, it is not required. Families do not have to be registered for summer reading to attend and participate in summer reading events.

Schedule of Summer Reading Events

Thank you to our 2019 Summer Reading Sponsors!

Tuesday 10:30 am Story Time Themes:
Story time is held in the Matson Meeting Room (located through the Library Cafe). We begin with good-morning songs, then read one or two stories, followed by movement rhymes, manipulatives (scarves, rhythm sticks, percussion instruments), and songs, and we close with another story or two. We understand that little ones sometimes need to move or be noisy; parents are welcome to take their child out of the meeting room to calm down or play in the Youth Services area if need be.
June 11 –
June 18 –
June 25 –
July 2 –
July 9 –
July 16 –
July 23 –
July 30 –

NOTE: Storytimes continue through summer reading and the months of June and July, but without a craft activity. (We will offer a separate makerspace morning on Wednesdays during summer reading). No storytime during the month of August.


Illinois School Library Media Awards

Rebecca Caudill Award (grades 4–8)  Lincoln Award (teen/high school)
Bluestem Award (grades 3–5)  Monarch Award (grades K–3) 

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