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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 2 reading/activity must be submitted on our website by 10:00am June 17th 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

Family Movie
Thursday, June 13
Rotary Room B
Kids under 8, with an adult.
Come in from the heat and enjoy
How to Train Your Dragon on our big screen! Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks! 
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
Preschool Story Time
Mondays, June 10-July 15
10:30am, 1:15pm, or 5:30pm
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts, and other fun literacy builders. One program, but different times to come and enjoy the fun.
Miss Brenda's Story Time  
Tuesdays, June 11-July 23  
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
We’ll be reading stories about past and present Disney characters and have  an alphabet craft to go along with each adventure. Come and join us!
Fossil Trackways 
Wednesday, June 12
Craft Room
Grades 3rd-6th
Presented by Katie Lewadowski, Associate Professor of Geology at EIU. Learn about Body Fossils and Fossil Tracks and discover how we know about ancient life! See some suites of fossils then recreate some existing fossil trackways to see what interpretations we can make from them. 
Books & Babies
Thursdays, June 13-July 18
We will NOT meet June 27
CLOSED 7/4/19

Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with an adult.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 
Little Wheels Play Date
Friday, June 14
Library Parking Lot
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Bring your wheels and join us in the south end of the parking lot to have fun on your scooter, trikes, boards , skates or anything else that has wheels. Don’t forget your helmets!
For Teens 
Tuesday, June 11
Middle & High Schoolers
Make a one-of-a-kind River Stone Coaster! First come first serve while supplies last. No registration, no library card needed! See you there!
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.
Celebrate Pride!
Monday, June 10
Rotary Room
Did you know that June is LGBTQ Pride month? Come  celebrate diversity in the Library. We are going to have our very own PRIDE party. Come  for fun, snacks, and socializing. We will have some fun activities to enjoy. Wear your PRIDE colors and come join the fun!
Movie Wednesday
Wednesday, June 12
Rotary Room B
In honor of the 50th anniversary
of the moon landing and in conjunction with EIU’s Booth Library display, “On the Shoulders of Giants: The Moon and Beyond” (beginning July 1st), we are showing First Man. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks!
Puppeteering Basics
Wednesday, June 12
Rotary Room B
Interested in Puppeteering?  Join us for this informative workshop for the novice puppeteer!  Learn the basics of movement, speech and creating a personality for puppets. Lead by local puppeteer, Linda Smith of Holy Hands Puppet Ministry.
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
Check out the latest Ready To Respond
newsletter from the
Charleston Fire Department!!
June 10-16
Mon 10 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, 5:30pm

Celebrate Pride 6:00pm
Tues 11 Miss Brenda's Preschool Story Time 10:30am

Craftivity 4:00pm-5:00pm
Wed 12 Fossil Trackways 10:30am

Movie Wednesday 1:00pm

Puppeteering Basics 6:00pm
Thurs 13 Books & Babies 10:30am

Family Movie 3:00pm
Fri 14 Little Wheels Play Date 10:30am-11:30am

Last day for Golf Hole Design
Sat 15  
Sun 16  

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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