Summer Reading

Reading Takes You Everywhere

June 04 - August 03

Summer Reading: Kids Grade 6 & under

Where do you want to go this summer? Journey from the bottom of the ocean, to undiscovered planets, to a fantasy kingdom far far away; a book can take you anywhere. Register in Kids World starting May 25th for your book log and program details. Stop in once each week from June 11th through August 3rd with your log to get great prizes. Read 500 minutes or more for extra prizes and a chance to win a grand prize raffle or participate in our ice cream social.


Baby's First Book Bag: Birth - 17 Months

Are you an expectant parent? Do you have a new child or grandchild? Live in Norridge or Harwood Heights? We’d love to help welcome the newest member of your family. Drop into Kids World with your Eisenhower Library card and your child’s name or due date to receive a complementary book bag that comes with a book and information to start your baby in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.


Summer Reading: Adults and Teens in Grades 7 & Up

Summer travel doesn’t always have to mean long road trips or transcontinental flights. You can transport yourself anywhere in the world just by opening a book. This summer, you can win prizes too. For every three books you read, you’ll earn a chance to win one of our prize packages including memberships at the Adler Planetarium or Driehaus Museum, or $100 gift cards to Barnes and Noble, AMC Theaters, or Twins Gyros/Sweet Oasis. Enter as many times as you like. Visit the Answers Desk to sign up starting June 4th and turn in entry forms by August 3rd.


Summer Listening: Adults and Teens in Grades 7 & Up

Want to spend the summer at a music festival? Join Eisenhower’s Summer Listening program! It’s as easy as ABC: Sign up at the Answers Desk, and then listen through the alphabet via our music collections. Maybe you’ll start with Adele and end with Zac Brown Band; or will you go from Adagio to ZZ Top? Whatever genre you like or want to discover, our CD and digital collections will fill your summer with song. For every six letters you complete, you’ll get to choose a prize. Complete all 26 letters to earn entry into a drawing for a $100 gift card at Rolling Stones Records. Rock on!