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Summer Reading Challenge

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Below you'll find information about our Summer Reading Challenge for Kids, Teens, and, Adults:

  

Kids

Up to Grade 6

June 1-August 6

Your challenge is to visit the Library at least 7 times this summer! Stop by KidSpace to register and take your first turn on the Summer Reading Game. Be sure to sign up before July 23 to be eligible for all finishing prizes, including a drawing ticket for our Grand Prizes! In partnership with East Maine School District 63 and Niles Elementary School District 71.

Can't make it to the Library this summer? Log your read online here!

 
The KidSpace Summer Reading Challenge is open the following times:
Monday-Thursday 9:30am-8:30pm, Friday 9:30am-6:30pm
Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm, Sunday 1:30pm-4:30pm

 

Grand Prizes!

• Nintendo Switch Gaming System
• Six Flags Great America Family 4-Pack
• Kohl Children’s Museum One Year Family Membership

Kids Summer Reading Challenge Prizes

  

Teens

Grades 7-12

June 1-August 15

Design your own Summer Reading Challenge! Sign up in the Teen Underground to get a reading log and a Googly Eyes 4-Color Pen. Complete 1 of 3 paths on your log and exchange it for a Boogie Bot, plus entry in the weekly and grand prize drawings. Stop by the Teen Underground each week to complete a design challenge, which can be counted on your log. Complete as many logs as you like over the summer for more chances to win! In partnership with East Maine School District 63 and Niles Elementary School District 71.

Can't make it to the Library this summer? Log your read online here!

 

Grand Prizes:

• 3D Doodler Create Pen
• Holy Stone F181 Quadcopter Drone
• Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Print Digital Camera

Teen Summer Reading Challenge Prizes

 

For Adults

Ages 18 & Up

June 1–August 15

Design your own Summer Reading Challenge by playing BINGO! Read horizontally, vertically, or across. Read one line, two lines, or the whole card. You decide how much you want to read! Complete set of rules listed on BINGO card. Winners must have a valid adult Niles library card.

 

One Line Prize:

• Insulated Lunch Bag

 

Grand "Two Line" Prizes:

• Chicago Botanic Garden One Year Family Membership OR Wendella Architecture Boat Tour for 2

 

Grand "Blackout" Prize:

• Chicago City Sights Helicopter Tour for 2

Adult Summer Reading Challenge Prizes

 

For Kid Summer Reading Finishers

Jason Kollum Juggling

See a Juggler! Be a Juggler!

Wed., Aug. 9, 3pm OR 6pm

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading with a special performance just for Summer Reading Challenge finishers. Jason Kollum will WOW families as balls, clubs, rings, spinning balls, giant beanbag chairs, and much more will be sent flying through the air! At the end, join in a total-participation, hands-on workshop where kids get to try out the skills they got to see in the show.