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Summer Reading Program for Adults

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Reading Programs Aren’t Just for Kids

Take a “PAWS” out of your busy schedule to enjoy a summer of reading!
Glenview Library Cardholders Only

It’s Easy to Join

If you can’t make it to the Kick-Off Festival (PDF) on June 7th, sign up anytime through July 27 at the Reader Services Desk:

You will receive a log sheet where you can record authors/titles of books read throughout the summer.

For each book completed, you will be entered into the weekly prize raffle.

Finish five books to win a special prize AND be entered into the grand prize drawing for a variety of local gift certificates and one of three specially designed baskets that will give you “paws” to be excited.

The more you read, the more you win!

Special Activities

Library Facebook Photo Contest (PDF)

Plan your photo shoot and make your pet a literary star! Adult and high school teen Glenview Library cardholders are invited to submit a pet photo with a literary theme from June 7—July 7. Photos will be posted on the Library’s Facebook page from July 13-23. The photo with the most “Likes” will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local pet store. Contest rules and submission details (PDF).

Pet Supply Drive (PDF)

While you “unleash” a summer of reading, “paws” to think about dogs and cats in need and make a donation of pet supplies for the Heartland Animal Shelter. A collection bin will be located in the Library Lobby from June 7–July 27.

Reader’s Tool Kit

Looking for a great summer read? Visit Books, eBooks & Downloads for handy resources. Cutomized booklists, read-a-like recommendations, websites for book lovers, and book discussion groups are just a few of the resources available for the avid reader.

Special Programs

The Oil Lamp Theater Company Presents
Summer Theater Live!

Tuesday, June 3, 7 PM

Celebrate the 2014 Summer Reading theme, Paws to Read, with scenes from Sylvia, a touching play about a dog that becomes a bone of marital contention. “Act Two” of the program will highlight Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn. Adult brothers, thrown together in a living situation, must change in unexpected and hilarious ways. Discounted theater tickets can be reserved at the end of the evening. The Theater’s signature cookies will be served.

Opening Day!

Register for the Summer Reading Program at the Kick-Off Festival (PDF), Saturday, June 7, from 10 AM-2 PM. Enjoy the opening day excitement—prizes, refreshments, and fun for the whole family. Start in the Lobby by spinning the prize wheel and then move into the Community Room to sign up for the program and receive your prize—Ravinia tickets, coupons for free DVD rentals, or an assortment of other fun giveaways. Staff from New York Life will be on hand to issue free child photo I.D. cards. Whole Foods Market Northbrook will provide light refreshments. Just drop in.

BYOBB @ Your Library
Bring Your Own Book & Brown Bag

Wednesday, July 16, Noon-1 PM

Are you looking for ideas for something new to read? Or maybe you’ve recently read a great book and want to share it with other avid readers. If so, please join us for an informal book sharing lunch hour where you can tell others what you’ve recently enjoyed (or not enjoyed!). Staff librarians will also be available to talk about hot new titles and selections that the Library’s book groups have been discussing. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide dessert. Just drop in.

Big Run Wolf Ranch
Animals of North America

Saturday, July 19, 11 AM-12:15 PM
Community Room
Registration begins July 5

Animal rescuer John Basile teaches about habitats, lifecycles, and natural defenses of several North American species, including a wolf. Must be 6 & up for the lecture. Ages 3-5 are invited to attend the Little Wolves Storytime next door, joining their families later to see the wolf. Generously supported by the Friends of the Glenview Library.