Summer reading clubs begin at the library on May 21


CLINTON — Registration for “Reading Takes You Everywhere,” the free 2018 Summer Reading Club at the Vespasian Warner Public Library District, will begin  on Monday, May 21.  

The library invites participants ages 3 through adult to read and earn prizes, while having fun with additional activities and events.  

The Summer Reading Club is split into three groups, including Rocket Readers for Pre-K kids ages 3-6, Children’s Summer Reading Club, for students who have completed Kindergarten through eighth graders, and the Teen and Adult Summer Reading Club for junior high students through adults.  Junior high students can choose to join the club for children or teens and adults.

As members of the Summer Reading Club, children will receive a log to track their reading over the summer. They can bring the log back to the library weekly to receive special prizes like tickets to a Flying Aces hockey game, instant snow, a free Monical’s 8-inch pizza coupon, a new book, and more.  

Throughout the summer, the library also will offer a variety of special events for participants including the Heartland Mini-Hoofs, Absolute Science, and Really READiculous.  

Check out the Kids Corner section of the library’s website for a complete schedule at   

The Teen and Adult Club challenges participants to read as much as they can throughout the summer.  Participants can stop by the library each time they finish a book to earn an entry for weekly prize drawings including themed items, bags, movie passes, and more.  

After reading at least five books, readers earn an entry for the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.  Taking pictures of a mini Vespasian Warner photo throughout the area also earns additional entries for weekly drawings.    

This year’s donors include the Friends of Warner Library, Clinton Education Association, Monical’s Restaurant, Central Illinois Flying Aces, and the Clintonia Eagle Theater.  

For more information about this program, call the library at (217) 935-5174.