Normal Public Library Summer Reading Programs
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Upcoming Activities
Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Drop in to make an awesome pennant craft.

This activity will be Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday, July 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00pm.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Children's Department
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and from 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.
This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Drop in to make an awesome pennant craft.

This activity will be Monday, June 27 through Thursday, June 30, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm and Friday, July 1 from 10:00 am to 3:00pm.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Children's Department
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about a different theme each week.

Summer Story Hour is Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15, from June 7 to July 20.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about a different theme each week.

Summer Story Hour is Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15, from June 7 to July 20.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Meet a variety of animals at this awesome traveling petting zoo.

This activity will be Wednesday, July 6 from 3:00 to 4:00 and from 5:30 to 6:30.

A big "Thank you!" to the Normal Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this event!

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description

Meet a variety of animals at this awesome traveling petting zoo.

This activity will be Wednesday, July 6 from 3:00 to 4:00 and from 5:30 to 6:30.

A big "Thank you!" to the Normal Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this event!

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Book Nook
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and from 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and from 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.
This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
Time
5:30 PM
Description

Please note that this activity is offsite at Illinois Wesleyan University's track and Parkside Elementary School.

Visit our booth at Kids Run for Fun to sign up for Summer Reading or just say "Hi!"

June 10 - Illinois Wesleyan Track
June 17 - Parkside Elementary School
June 24 - Illinois Wesleyan Track
July 1 - No Run
July 8 - Parkside Elementary School
July 15 - Parkside Elementary School
July 22 - Parkside Elementary School

Kids Run for Fun starts at 6:00. Registration is required in advance or onsite. The cost for each child is $1 per run, $5 for unlimited attendance, or $10 for unlimited attendance and a t-shirt.Learn more about the program, register, and see a schedule here.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Offsite
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Illinois Shakespeare Festival will present this free show that blends Western and Shakespearean shenanigans into a rootin-tootin' comedy!

A big "Thank you!" to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival for providing this free event!

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 09, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Please note that this activity is offsite in Uptown Normal.

Visit our booth at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival to do a craft.
Location
Offsite
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Description

Please note that this activity is offsite in Uptown Normal.

Visit our booth at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival to do a craft.
Location
Offsite
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Listen to The Tell-Tale Start - the first book in The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe series by Gordon McAlpine - and conduct experiments inspired by the book.

Misadventures in STEAM: Experimental Book Club meets Monday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 from June 6 through July 26. There will be no sessions on July 4 and July 5.

This activity is for eight- to twelve-year-olds and their families, but everyone is welcome. Kids under eight, please be sure to bring your grown-up.

Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
10:00 AM
Description

Listen to The Tell-Tale Start - the first book in The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe series by Gordon McAlpine - and conduct experiments inspired by the book.

Misadventures in STEAM: Experimental Book Club meets Monday nights from 6:00 to 7:00 and Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 
from June 6 through July 26. There will be no sessions on July 4 and July 5.

This activity is for eight- to twelve-year-olds and their families, but everyone is welcome. Kids under eight, please be sure to bring your grown-up.

Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about a different theme each week.

Summer Story Hour is Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15, from June 7 to July 20.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Enjoy stories, songs, and activities about a different theme each week.

Summer Story Hour is Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 6:45 and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15, from June 7 to July 20.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Book Nook
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
9:30 AM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and from 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Our youngest patrons can join us for short books, songs, finger plays, and bubbles.

Summer Baby Rock is Wednesday evenings at 6:00 and Thursday mornings at 9:30 and from 10:30, from June 8 to July 21.
This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
2:30 PM
Description

Cool off with a snow cone and watch Zootopia (PG). Stay for the whole movie or drop in any time for a snow cone.

This activity will be Thursday, July 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 and Friday, July 15 from 10:00 to 12:00 for Zootopia and Thursday, July 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 and Friday, July 15 from 2:30 to 4:00 for Space Jam.

A big "Thank you!" to the Normal Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this event!

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Cool off with a snow cone and watch Space Jam (PG). Stay for the whole movie or drop in any time for a snow cone.

This activity will be Thursday, July 14 from 2:30 to 4:30 and Friday, July 15 from 10:00 to 12:00 for Zootopia and Thursday, July 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 and Friday, July 15 from 2:30 to 4:00 for Space Jam.

A big "Thank you!" to the Normal Public Library Foundation for sponsoring this event!

This activity is part of the Summer Reading Program. Learn more and register here.
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time
6:15 PM
Description

Please note that this activity is offsite at Uptown Circle.

Enjoy a free outdoor concert and stop by our table to sign up for Summer Reading or just say "Hi!"

Loungeabout the Roundabout starts at 6:30 and generally runs until about 8:30. Learn more about Loungeabout the Roundabout and see a schedule here.
Location
Offsite
Library
Normal Public Library

If you have registered this summer, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Program Information
Summer Reading Programs will begin on June 1st!


The Kids SRP is for children from birth through 6th grade.


Here's how the program works - read books to earn book bucks to buy prizes at the library. There will also be a lot of great activities that you can come to over the summer!

Each reading log is 5 books or 2 1/2 hours, whichever comes first and is at your own reading level.

Books read beginning June 1 count for the Summer Reading Program.

Important Dates to remember:

June 1 - first day you can register for the Summer Reading Program and start counting your reading

July 12 - the Book Bonanza opens and tickets for the 4th-6th grade bonus party will be available

August 8 - the last day to turn in reading logs and GRAB logs, last day to pick up and spend book bucks, and last day for the Book Bonanza.

If you have any questions about the program please email the Children's Department at kids@normalpl.org or call us at 309.454.4668.

*Having a hard time logging in? Your username and password from last summer have been removed, so please click on Sign Me Up to start over for this year.