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Summer Reading
T-Shirts in kid and
adult sizes are
available to purchase
for only $5.00 each!
Get yours while they last!


Prizes are available
through the end
of summer reading
on July 14, 2017.












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Summer Reading

2017 Events & Activities

An independent annual 6 week reading program
for children ages 0 - 11 held at the library each
summer. Pre-registration is required.

Thanks to everyone who made this
year's summer reading a success!
See you next year!

Reading By Design
June 5 through July 14, 2017

Free at Washington's Main and Branch
Libraries for kids 0-11.

How It Works

There is a 10 book checkout limit per child
during summer reading.

Ages 0-2:

  • Pick up a bingo sheet and fill it out to
    complete your summer goal.
  • For every five boxes you complete,
    bring in your bingo sheet for a sticker
    or candy.
  • When you complete all the boxes, bring
    in your bingo sheet for a free book!

Ages 3-11:

  • Read to complete your summer reading
    goal of 15 hours before summer reading
  • When you come to the library, find your
    book chart and stamp how many hours
    you've read.
  • Bring your chart to the check out desk for the
    librarian to mark and pick a prize from our
    treasure box for every 2 1/2 hours you read!
  • Other great prizes include a halfway prize,
    goal prize, weekly drawings, and a chance
    to win a grand prize when you complete
    your goal! PLUS first, second, and third
    prizes for reading the most!

If EVERYONE in your household registers for
Summer Reading this year, you'll be eligible
to enter a drawing for incredible family prizes!

Call or stop by the Main or Branch Library for
more information!


MAIN LIBRARY inside Five Points

Tuesday Entertainment at 2:00pm:

  • June 13: Juggling Jeff
  • June 20: Absolute Science
  • June 27: Coal Black Exotic Animals
  • July 11: Magician David Casas
Wednesday Brown-Bag It at 11:30am:
  • June 14: Barnyard Discoveries
    Petting Zoo
  • June 21: Music and more with
    Miss Tracey
  • June 28: Wildlife Prairie Park's
  • July 5: STEAM Power engineering
  • July 12: Abbey Cook's Sign & Sing

Thursday Art & Design Fun with Mrs. Penn
10:30-11:15am, June 8 through July 13
For ages 8-11. Registration required.

Friday Open Storytime: 10:30am
June 9 through July 14

Saturday Events at 11:00am:
  • June 10: Recycled Robots for ages
    5 and up. Registration required.
  • July 8: LEGO Club. Registration

BRANCH LIBRARY at Washington Plaza

Tuesday Evening Family Fun at 6:30pm:

  • June 13: Make Me Pretty Face Painting
  • June 20: Forest Park Nature Center
  • June 27: Peoria Zoomobile
  • July 11: PAWS to read (For ages
    2 and up. Registration required.)

Reach your reading goal and attend the pool
party! Children must be accompanied
by an adult.

Washington Park Pool
Friday, July 14, 7:00pm-8:30pm