Reading by Design

Summer Reading Clubs

Reading by DesignJoin a summer reading club, and enjoy good books and fabulous prizes!

Adult and Teen Clubs

Starting Tuesday, May 30th, visit the Recent Arrivals Desk for your sign-up gift and reading log. For every four books listened to or read, you’ll receive a Wilmette Library umbrella and a chance to win the grand prize, a $100 gift card to a local business ($50 gift card for teens!). Turn in your log sheets in by August 31st!

Kids' Club

Prereaders and independent readers through grade 9, sign up between Tuesday, May 30, and Monday, July 31. Read at least 20 minutes a day on 20 different days to earn a free book and entry into a prize drawing. Reporting begins Sunday, June 18, and ends Thursday, August 31.

Summer Reading Celebrations

reading by design 2Gather on the Library Lawn for these special events. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner beginning at 6:00. There will be face painting and free Homer’s ice cream, 6:00–6:45. Performances start at 7:00. In case of rain or extreme heat, shows will take place in the Auditorium.

Kick-off Party: Justin Roberts

Thursday, June 15. Start Summer Reading right with Grammy nominee and six-time Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner Justin Roberts!

Finishing Party: Danny Orleans Magic

Thursday, August 3. Danny Orleans brings magic to enchant both the young and the young-at-heart. Audience participation and laughter will abound.


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