Kids Summer Reading Program

Dig Deeper at the St. Charles Public Library

(2021 Summer Reading Program: May 26 – August 27)

Summer Reading Kickoff

The kickoff for the 2021 Summer Reading Program will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday, May 26 (rain date May 27).  Kids can register for the reading program at the library (or from their car), make (or take & make) a craft, and play a few fun games.

Unable to make the kick-off?  Click here to register.

Weekly Activities

Every week, there is something fun to the do at the library:

  • Kids Activity Night – Tuesdays, 6-8pm (June 1 – August 24)
  • Story Time – Wednesdays, 10:30am (June 2 – August 25)
  • Teen Activity Night – Thursdays, 6-8pm (June 3 – August 26)

Count Your Books

Kids can earn prizes by keeping track of the books they read.  Every 10 books read will earn kids a prize.  For older readers, three chapters equal one book.

Wacky Wednesday

Every Wednesday, the library will issue a different challenge for kids to meet, such as wearing clothing of a specific color or entering the library with a hop, skip, and a jump.  Every kid that meets the challenge will receive a prize!

Weekly Trivia-

Each week has a new trivia challenge.  Kids that answer the question correctly will be entered into a weekly drawing for a prize.

Monthly Drawing-

A visit to the library will give kids the opportunity to enter into a monthly drawing for a fun prize.

Book Bingo-

Read a book that matches a square on the Book Bingo sheet.  A bingo earns readers a small prize.  A blackout earns readers a larger prize.

Where is the Reading Dinosaur?

Every week, the St. Charles Public Library’s reading dinosaur will visit a different location in town and pose for a photo to post on Facebook.  Correct guesses on the reading dinosaur’s location will earn kids a prize.

Gladiolus Days Dress Up Days

During the week of Gladiolus Days, the library will encourage kids to dress according to pre-selected themes.  Those that dress to the theme will be entered into the monthly drawing.

Water Fight Fun

All reading efforts will be combined into a grand total that ends in a water fight at 6pm on Wednesday, August 18 (rain date August 19).  The more books read over the course of the summer will add more celebrity guests to the water fight.  To participate in the water fight, kids must read at least 100 books (or 300 chapters) over the course of the summer.