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Thousands of children and hundreds of teens are spending their summer break reading stories. This year’s reading game, Reading is So Delicious, has captured the interest of children from preschool through fifth grade.
As of July 10, more than 3,100 children registered for the Summer Reading Game, which ends July 28. In addition to the Children’s Room and the Teen Loft at the Main Branch Library and the North Branch Library, the Summer Reading Stop at in Evanston Plaza at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue, for instance, has also been busy providing a center for reading, learning, bilingual storytimes and family programs in space provided by Bonnie Management Company.
Operating hours for the Summer Reading Stop are Mon. and Wed. 4-7 p.m.; Tues. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Young readers are also welcome to check in at Crown Park, 1701 Main St. (Mon. 12-2 or Thurs. 3-6) and Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. (Tues. 4-6).
Children may register for the Summer Reading Game at the Main Library, North Branch or the Mighty Twig to receive a reading log to take home with them to keep track of every 20 minutes spent reading or listening to books. Sixth-to-twelfth graders can sign up at the Loft. The goal for the summer is to read for at least 9 hours by July 28 to earn a free paperback book.
More information is available by calling the Children’s Services Desk at 847-448-8610 or the Loft at 847-448-8625.