Week 1: Mental Health Awareness
Week 2: Recreation
Week 3: Gardening
Week 4: Neurodiversity
Week 5: LGBTQ+
Week 6: Nature & Outdoors
Week 7: Art
Week 8: Food | Nutrition
Week 9: Wildlife
No Internet - No Problem!
- CLICK HERE for a copy of the Bingo Card!
- Hard copies of schedules, worksheets,
and all other materials will also be
available at the Caseyville Library
by curbside pickup.
- Free WiFi is available from the Library
parking lot! You can use our WiFi 7 days
a week from 6:00am-10:00pm.
Dates & Times to Remember!
May 24th @ 10:00am
June 10th @ 6:30pm
"What's in a Name?" with local
historian, Bob Stephens
June 12th @ 9:30am
IDNR Fishing Program
June 26th @ 1:00pm
Drag Queen Storytime
July 10th | 8:00am-3:00pm
Local Author & Artist Market
July 24th @ 1:00pm
More info about each event is provided below!
THANK YOU TO OUR LIBRARY PARTNERS & PROGRAM SPONSORS!
HISTORY OF iREAD
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