Brace yourself. Summer is coming and with summer comes the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program: Read to Rescue. This year, the library is helping the Willowbrook Wildlife Center. The more you read, the more you help us reach our goal to help the center care for wildlife native to the area. Middle schoolers will receive a collapsible frisbee just for signing up. Readers can reach up to 6 prize tiers, all the way up to 100 hours! Some of the tween prizes include: Meatheads sandwiches, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, Flour Barrel cookies and of course, BOOKS! Every time you log hours at the youth department desk, you also get a drawing slip for your chance to win movie tickets from Studio Movie Grill or one of a variety of STEAM activities.
Additionally, the tween portion of the GEPL has been updated and includes an online scavenger hunt just for middle schoolers! Owliver, our Summer Reading Owl, will be hiding throughout the tween website. Every week that you report his location to a staff member at the youth department desk, you will receive a delicious prize. If you track his location for 2 weeks, you will earn another drawing slip.
Middle schoolers are going to have a blast with all the activities available at the library this summer! It doesn’t matter what you’re in the mood for, we’ve got you covered. Tweens can participate in our movie & book discussion group, learn about science in our “Solid of Liquid” program, and don’t forget to join us after hours for our part of the National Teen Lock-In – complete with a glow-in-the-dark party!
There are a lot of fun opportunities available for middle schoolers at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Stop by and see for yourself!