Welcome to 2022
Read Beyond the Beaten Path!
Read Beyond the Beaten Path!
Reading logs are available for children, youth, and adults! Hours read may be logged electronically on the Reader Zone app or written on paper logs available at the library. Each participant must read 3 hours to qualify for the week. When the log is turned in, the participant will be eligible to win a prize basket (there are prize baskets for three age groups). Participants must turn in reading logs 4 of the 5 weeks to earn invitations to the Celebration Party (children will also earn a free ticket to a Peoria Chiefs’ baseball game and to a Rivermen hockey game). Logs may be picked up and you may begin reading/logging time on May 1st. Only one log per week may be turned in.
Reading Log -- Turn in between dates
Week 1 May 30th-June 5th Week 4 June 20th-June 26th
Week 2 June 6th-June 12th Week 5 June 27th-July 3rd
Week 3 June 13th-June 19th
On the paper Reading Log, please put a big X through a star when you have read 15 minutes. We encourage participants to read at least a half an hour from four categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography and Poetry. You will be able to turn in your reading log during normal business hours (M, T & F 1-5, W 9-6, Th 1-8 & Sa 9-1) as well as on Friday mornings (10:45-11:30 AM) after the programs (you will also be able to return and checkout books during this time). We will have extended Reading Logs in July & August. The 1st Extended Reading Log will be from July 4th-July 24th with turn in from July 25th-31st. The 2nd Extended Reading Log will be from July 25th – August 14th with turn in from August 15th – August 21st.
We will have weekly drawings for gift certificates, prize baskets and books in June, with additional prizes given during our extended reading times in July and August. We have several grand prizes for each age group which will be drawn on August 22nd. Readers who turned in four completed logs will be eligible for these wonderful prizes.
Book Talks Wednesday
June 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, July 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
YouTube (Elmwood Public Library)
We will continue to offer recorded versions of books for readers. A new round of stories/additional chapters will be posted on our YouTube channel every Wednesday. These books will include picture books, chapter books, and youth books. All our recorded books from 2020 and 2021 are also available for viewing. We have a wide range of books and readers from which to choose!
Mrs. Knight The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis (you may listen to the first six books in the series on our YouTube channel as Terry has already recorded them).
Mrs. Vaughan Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Youth Mrs. McKinty Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi (YA Edition)
June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th 10:00-10:45 AM
These are programs for any aged child. Families are encouraged to attend together.
6/3/22 Forest Park Nature Center
6/10/22 U of I Extension Office
6/17/22 Boy Scouts of America, Heartland District
6/24/22 Wildlife Prairie Park
Anyone in the community is invited to attend the programs & participate! No registration is needed. Children younger than eight years of age must have teenage or adult supervision. There is no extra supervision before or after programs. The library will be open for 45 minutes following the program for patrons to turn in reading logs and check out/return materials.
Thursday, June 30 6:30 PM
We will have a special program for youth and adults.
6/30/22 Travels off the Beaten Path with Mike and Ann Sullivan
Mike and Ann will share some of their adventures from travels all over the world. Plan to attend and hear about their experiences in far-away places.
We would love to have volunteers assisting us with any of our programs. If you are willing to help with our Friday programs or wish to volunteer at our library any time, please contact Eulail Huffcutt at 742-2431 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If at any time you have questions or comments, please let Eulail or any of the librarians know. We are excited about the format for Summer Reading 2022 and hope you will be too!