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Summer Read

 Entries accepted June 3-July 28, 2019
ALL AGES are welcome and encouraged to participate!
What is it?
An 8 week reading/activity oriented program. Once you
complete and submit your reading/activity, you’ll receive a prize and be eligible for a grand prize!
How do I join?
No registration required. Each week you will submit the goal you have completed online at
Please ask Staff for any help with submissions.
Where do I claim the prizes?
All Adult prizes may be claimed at the Service Desk or the
Information Desk. All Babies/Kids/Teens prizes may be claimed at the KidSpace Desk.

Grand Prize Drawing Friday, August 2nd!  
You do not need to be present to win.

*Your week 1 reading/activity must be submitted on our website by 10:00am June 10th to be eligible for your weekly prize!*
Each week you can read at least 2 hours or choose 
to complete an activity listed below.
Only 8 tasks are required!

Meet some new CHARACTERS with a NEW book!
KINDNESS is a showstopper!: commit a
random act of kindness!
Jump in your car and attend an
ENTERTAINING Library event.
BRAVO! You’ll learn something new!
Check out a non-fiction book and READ!
Sing-a-long! Get together for a family/friends
musical movie night!
No more DRAMA! Turn off technology
and relax with a book.
Feel like you’re a part of the CAST with an
audio or eAudiobook!
READ a biography of a favorite person in the arts!
SHOWCASE your cooking skills by checking out a cookbook!
WHODUNIT?! Read a mystery!
Get some COMIC RELIEF with a humorous eBook!
PLAYBACK an old favorite book or movie!

For All Ages

Design a SUMMER Shirt!
Monday June 3
KidSpace Patio
Drop in with your own dark
colored cotton t-shirt or tank top
to make a fun summer-themed shirt!
You pick the summer-themed
template of your choice and we
will use a bleach/water solution to design your shirt! This program uses bleach. It may emit an odor within the library.
Community Sticker Mosiac
June 3, until finished!
Help us discover the hidden picture in our Sticker-By-Letter Mosaic!
Ask at the KidSpace desk for stickers then use the color key to place your sticker on the correct letter square to help us create a sticker mosaic and reveal the hidden picture!
Design a Hole for the 4th Annual Mini Golf in the Stacks
All ages: Kids under 16 with an adult.
Sign up to design a hole at the KidSpace Desk between June 3-14.
Design a mini golf hole! Sign up to build and bring your golf hole design to the library for patrons to play through on Tuesday, June 18! Stop by the KidSpace Desk for more information about how you can participate.
Food for Fines 
June 1-30, 2019
For every 1 food item that you bring to the check out desk,
we will waive $1 in fines. Limit 10 items per card.
Sorry, no credits for future fines.
Accepted items:
Unexpired & unopened

100% juice, Cereal (any type)Peanut butter, Pasta, Crackers, Rice, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste
Canned items: Green beans, Corn , Peas,
Soup, Fruit, Meat, Beans

The Charleston Food Pantry would also gladly accept direct monetary donations anytime that can be mailed to:
Charleston Food pantry
P.O. Box 411 Charleston Il 61920
For Kids
Kid's Pendulum Painting
Monday, June 3
11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm,
& 5:00pm
KidSpace Patio
Kids 3-18, those under 8 with
an adult.
Learn about how you can use a pendulum to create a fun community painting to be displayed in the KidSpace!
Strut Your Stuff 
By Douglas-Hart Nature Center

Thursday, June 6
Craft Room
Preschoolers with an adult
Get acquainted with the best show on Earth...Nature! Get into character by practicing the sounds and movements of show stopping animals. You will get to strut your stuff! Craft and live animal encounter!
For Teens 
Teen Buttons
Tuesday, June 4
Middle & High Schoolers
Make your own custom
buttons to keep or share! Keep it clean, keep it kind! Limit of 2 per student.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Showdown
Thursday, June 6
Rotary Room B
Ages 13-18
Compete in a Smash Bros. tournament! The winner will receive a prize!. This event is free to the public.
Prior registration required. 
For Adults
Don't forget to check out our weekly trivia to earn extra entries for the grand prize drawings! Trivia question is posted on the easel at the main entrance of the library.
Coffee Filter Flowers
Tuesday, June 4
Rotary Room B
Do you like colorful flowers that last forever? We will make peonies and poppies out of dyed coffee filters. Bring a friend and take home your flowers in a peat pot or jar.
THANK YOU! to our
Summer Read Sponsors!

Charleston 18th Street Farmer’s Market
WB’s Pub n’ Grub
 Jackson Avenue Coffee
Urban Butterfly Initiative
Effingham Performance Center
Dirty’s Bar & Grill
Roc’s Blackfront Tavern & Grill
Fraternal Order of Police #88
Doudna Fine Arts Center EIU
Charleston Parks and Recreation
Dairy Queen
Papa Murphy’s
Monical’s Pizza
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Cracker Barrel
ATTENTION!  The library will be doing preventative pest control spraying on the morning of
Tuesday, June 4th, before opening. 
Check out the latest Ready To Respond
newsletter from the
Charleston Fire Department!!
June 3-9
Mon 3 Design a SUMMER Shirt! 10:30am-5:00pm

Kid's Pendulum Painting 11:00am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, & 5:00pm
Tues 4 Teen Buttons 4:00pm-5:00pm

Coffee Filter Flowers 6:00pm
Wed 5  
Thurs 6 Strut Your Stuff 10:30am

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Showdown 3:00pm-6:00pm
Fri 7  
Sat 8  
Sun 9  

If you are interested in seeing the event details for the whole summer,
check out our
Summer Read newsletter

(also available in print at each of the library desks).
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