This year’s summer reading program is themed Reading Takes You Everywhere! Online registration is in full swing and is open to all ages, as well as all library branches.  Registration at the library branches begins Monday, May 21st. Participants will get their reading log and bookmark when they sign up. People who participated in online registration can then pick up materials. We will kick off reading program with a concert with Martha Giles on Monday, June 4th at 12 pm. The first 50 children to attend get a door prize! Check out our brochure to see the exciting events at the library. 

There are four age categories for the Summer Reading Program: 

Read To Me program for kids under age 5: Parents will read to their children.  For each 30 minutes of reading, the child is eligible to win up to 2 prizes/week.  

 Program for kids aged 6-7: For each hour of reading, the child is eligible to win up to 2 prizes/week.  

 Program for kids aged 8-12: For each two hours of reading, the child is eligible to win up to 2 prizes/week. 

 Teen program (aged 13-18): There is no need to register to participate.  Fill out a slip of paper for each book you read, writing 1 sentence about it. Each book increases your chances of winning a weekly teen-only prize. 

 Teens can participate in this summer’s reading program, too!  Each book read increases the chances to win larger weekly teen-only raffle prizes. Attend teen-only events in both June and July!  

 All events are free and open to the public. Please contact Danielle Morrison at 309-734-3166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. call for more information.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this possible:

United Junior High School, Dollar General Literacy FoundationKiwanis Club of Monmouth, Friends of the Library, Wicked Mic’s Laser Tag, Burlington Bees, Peoria Chiefs, Peoria Rivermen, Monmouth Rotary Club, Freedom Roller Rink, Ameren Illinois, Warren County YMCA, Midwest Bank of Monmouth, Quad City River Bandits, Pzazz! Entertainment (Fun City), Security Savings Bank, Office Specialists of Galesburg, Full of GracePi Beta Phi Monmouth Alumnae Club, McDonald's of MonmouthFamily Video of MonmouthWQPT, Kathy Lowe-Arthur & Lois Brechbiel