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Library Starts Online Registration for Summer Reading Clubs

After the winter we’ve had, the dog days of summer are something to look forward to – especially when we’re talking about the Library's 2014 Summer Reading Clubs, “PAWS to Read”!
This year marks a couple of new changes for the reading clubs, including the option to register online. Once you set up an account, you’ll be able to keep track of your progress online, too. Questions? Feel free to visit the Library's service desks in Children’s Services or Reader Services and one of the librarians will be happy get you registered.
2014 Summer Reading Clubs
Tuesday, May 13 – Monday, August 18
For Children and Families
Paw Pals       Infants – Going into Grade 1
Visit our backyard pals and collect a sticker and prize drawing ticket for every 100 minutes that you read. Be sure to check in often to be entered for prize drawings throughout the summer. Receive a special prize for reading 400 minutes this summer!
Pawsome Readers       Going into Grades 2 – 6
Join the animals at Pawsome Park and start reading! Earn a sticker and a prize drawing ticket for every 150 minutes you read. Be sure to check in often to be entered for prize drawings throughout the summer. Receive a special prize for reading 600 minutes this summer!
Wild Card Challenge                      &nb​sp;               For Everyone
The game is on! Complete five “wild” challenges to get a bingo and you’ll be entered to win a prize. Adults, sign up on your own or with members of your household! Kids, be sure to get your grown-ups and siblings to play with you! You’ll have a chanceto win a membership to the Shedd Aquarium (sponsored by the Friends of the Library) or prizes donated by Whole Foods Market Park Ridge and the Park Ridge Park District.
For Teens
YA Summer Reading: Prints
It's this simple: Read five books and get a free paperback book; read more for extra credit and additional prizes. For each five books you finish, stop in for a raffle ticket for our weekly prize drawing and final grand prize drawing. Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
For Adults
Adult Summer Reading: Paws to Read
Read at least four books this summer to earn a chance to win gift certificates to local businesses. Sign up online, or stop by the Reader Services Desk to sign up in person any time during the summer. You’ll be entered to win Ravinia tickets just for signing up! Prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
The Library will be hosting a wide variety of special programs to celebrate summer reading! Visit the newsletter program pages or the Library's website at www.parkridgelibrary.org. You can also call Children’s Services at (847)825- 4527. For Adult and YA Programs, please call the Reader Services Desk at (847)720-3280.

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