June 17th - July 19th

at the Caseyville Library




There is something for all ages (adults too) & abilities!

Earn tickets throughout the program for your chance to win one of the GRAND PRIZES! 

This summer’s theme is: It’s Showtime At Your Library!

Activities will be offered each weekday beginning Monday, June 17th through Friday, July 19th – excluding Thursday, July 4th.  

The public library, community organizations, and community individuals care about your child(ren) and have come together to raise funds and combine resources to offer planned activities and reading incentives throughout the program.

Here are a few facts I would like to share with you:

-  During the months when school is not in session, a decline in reading and other academic skills can occur. This is referred to as the “summer slide”. This loss is cumulative, so by the time a child graduates from high school, a child can lose up to 3 years of learned skills.

-  The best way to combat the “summer slide” is by involving the whole family.

-  Allowing a child to choose what they read is very important. Any kind of reading material counts – books, magazines, comic books, cookbooks, manuals… anything!

-  Other reading activities include: being read to by a parent, listening to audiobooks, and playing literacy and word games.

Here are a few guidelines to ensure a fun experience:

-  Chaperones are necessary regardless of age. Please keep in mind many of the activities are scheduled during Library hours while other patrons are present. Please practice good Library behavior!

-  We encourage all participants to have a Library Card. You may check out and renew as many as 10 items at any given time. Please have all items returned by the Closing Ceremony on Friday, July 19th by 6:00pm.

Have a great summer and Happy Reading!



Bring the completed registration form to the Library and receive copies of the SRP Schedule of Events and Reading Logs.


So much fun & so many activities - it's hard to keep track of it all! Click the link below to view the full Schedule of Events!

Colorful Book Spines


Did you lose a reading log sheet? No worries! Click the link below to print extra copies of the reading logs!


Here's the lineup for Movie Mondays during the Summer Reading Program!
The selected movies go along with each week's theme:  Writing, Reading, Acting/Speaking, Singing/Music, & Dancing!



Friday, July 12th  |  5:30-6:30pm
at the Caseyville Library

He is a performer, educator, and musician living in St. Louis. He brings a vibrant approach to all his programs. He and his acoustic guitar enliven audiences with songs that engage and inspire. A mix of traditional songs, popular favorites, and unique originals get audiences singing and moving!


Friday, July 19th  |  5:30-7:00pm

at the Caseyville Library

Greg Horta's (aka Big Papa G) love for music and fun led him to launch BPG Entertainment, a fully insured company that specializes in corporate events, weddings, birthday parties, family reunions, Sweet 16 parties, educational events, promotional events, and any other special occasion in the St. Louis and Metro East Area. Big Papa G's great radio voice often gets credit from his clients and with his charming and funny personality, he can steer a fantastic party for you!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Big Papa G!


The iREAD mission is to provide libraries with the tools to bridge this summer gap, while inspiring literacy and life-long learning.

Since 1981, iREAD has developed successful Summer Reading Programs. Our mission is to provide high quality, low-cost resources and products that enable local library staff to motivate children, young adults, and adults to read. As a coordinated, self-supporting effort developed by librarians and the Illinois Library Association, every purchase from iREAD helps to promote and assist the great work of libraries.

Summer Reading Facts

  • The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.

  • Parents of children enrolled in the public library summer reading program reported that their children spent more time reading over the summer, read more books, were well prepared for school in the fall, and read more confidently.

  • Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Libraries are part of the solution.

  • To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer Reading Club reminds kids that reading is for fun—as well as for learning.

  • There’s so much to see, so much to do at your library! There’s no better place to take your kids. The library is a place to learn, read, and have fun…a place the whole family can enjoy. In fact, more than 82 million children attend library programs every year.

  • Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.

  • The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to gains in reading achievement. Numerous studies show that access to books and magazines is directly related to higher reading achievement.

Source: Dominican University IMLS-funded research: Public Library
Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap


Do you have any questions about the Summer Reading Program?

Come visit the Library and one of the Librarians would be happy to help! 
Contact the Caseyville Public Library at (618) 345-5848.

Caseyville Public Library District

419 S 2nd St, Caseyville, IL 62232, USA

P: (618) 345-5848

F: (618)345-0081

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