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Adult Summer Reading Program

June 1st - July 31st

For ages 18+

Getting Started

Sign up at the front desk or online - sign up online here (connect).  You can pick up a paper copy of the Reading Log at the desk or download it here (download) to keep track of your reading hours. You can register any time throughout the program.  You can even count any summer reading you’ve done since the program began!

How it Works:

Use your reading log to keep track of how many hours you are reading. After reading for 8 hours, you may turn in your reading log at the Library’s front desk. Recive a new reading log. Read for another 8 hours and turn in your log again. You may do this as many times as you want.


Each reading log you turn in gives you an entry into a prize drawing Every Tuesday from June 12th through July 31st will be a prize drawing night. Reading logs will stay in the drawing for the duration of the program. Prize winning logs will be pulled out from further drawings. The Library will call the drawing winners to pick up their prize. Material may be read in any format - books, magazines, graphic novels, audio books, etc. Prizes Available while supplies last Prizes Not Picked Up within 2 weeks will be forfeited. Upcoming Summer Events Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair Saturday, July 21st from 11AM-12PM Summary: Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair: The End of the Gangster Era in Chicago is a historical look at Chicago during the darkest days of the Great Depression. The story of Chicago fighting the hold that organized crime had on the city to be able to put on The 1933 World’s Fair. William Hazelgrove provides the exciting and sprawling history behind the 1933 World’s Fair, the last of the golden age. He reveals the story of the six millionaire businessmen, dubbed The Secret Six, who beat Al Capone at his own game ending the gangster era as prohibition was repealed. The story of an intriguing woman, Sally Rand, who embodied the World's Fair with her own rags to riches story and brought sex into the open. The story of Rufus and Charles Dawes who gave the fair a theme and then found financing in the worst economic times the country had ever experienced. The story of the most corrupt mayor of Chicago, William Thompson, who owed his election to Al Capone; and the mayor who followed him, Anton Cermak, who was murdered months before the fair opened by an assassin many said was hired by Al Capone. Travel Based Movie Monday, July 30th from 6PM-8PM Summer Drinks and Appetizers Friday, July 27th from 6PM-8PM Location: Toni’s 508 North Elida St. Winnebago, IL 61088 Registration Required,  Limit 30 Participants, Cost: $5.00 Enjoy a night out with friends learning how to create fabulous cocktails and appetizers with the Chefs of Toni’s of Winnebago.

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