Libraries launch summer reading


Cortland Community Library, 63 S. Somonauk Road, urges families to participate in the “Have Book, Will Travel” summer reading program.

The library will launch its summer reading program on Saturday, June 8. A kickoff party begins at 9 a.m. with an around-the-world bake-off. Bring in your favorite ethnic dish; judging begins at 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. there will be bicycle decorating and registration and other fun activities.  

Participants have until Aug. 3 to complete the reading program. Prizes are awarded weekly, with a grand prize drawing in August for those who complete the reading program. For more information, call the library at 815-756-7274, visit or find the library on Facebook.


Five-Hour Reading Logs will be available at the Sycamore Public Library children’s desk throughout the month of June. Beginning on Friday, June 7, readers can register at the library when they have completed the first Five-Hour Reading Goal. The reading challenge is for children preschool age through those entering sixth grade. Children keep track of time spent reading with an adult or independently; it all counts.

Registered readers will get a Dig Into Reading folder, a mood eraser and instructions on how to continue and earn more prizes, coupons and chances to win. The prizes and materials for the reading challenge program are free for Sycamore Public Library cardholders. Non-cardholders or patrons from other libraries must pay $5 to register and collect prizes.

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