Week 1: Archaeology & Paleontology

Week 2:  Hiking & Trails

Week 3:  Wildlife & Marine Life

Week  4:  History & Genealogy

Week 5:  Gardening

Week 6:  Camping & Fishing

Week 7:  Forestry

Week 8:  Astronomy



Dates & Times to Remember!

May 18th - 22nd

     * Pick up your Welcome Packet

        at the Library

May 22nd

     * Live Opening Ceremony

July 18th

     * Closing Ceremony Parade

        with DJ Big Papa G

Weekly Supplies & Materials

Curbside Pick Up Times:  

           Thursdays & Fridays  2:00 - 5:00pm

     Saturdays  11:00am - 2:00pm

** Weekly worksheets, schedules,

  Take-&-Make craft bags, and all other

  materials are available at the library

  starting the Saturday prior to each week.

- Once you are registered for the program,

   you will receive a journal to document

   all of your Summer Reading adventures.

   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.

No Internet - No Problem!

Need more info?!

Program Flyer

CLICK HERE to view in English

CLICK HERE para ver en Español

More Information Below:

- Handouts for Each Week

- BeanStack Instructions

- Library Partners & Program Sponsors

- History of iREAD



Log your reading, earn badges, & receive book recommendations!

WEBSITE:  CaseyvilleLibrary.Beanstack.org

APP:  Beanstack Tracker

   1.  Library Search:  Caseyville Public Library

  2.  Sign Up or Log In

        Username & Password

CLICK HERE for a Beanstack training tutorial!

Week 1: Archaeology & Paleontology

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 1:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 1 - Recommended Materials

Week 1 Take-&-Make: Movable Mastodon

"Did You Know?" Video Series

Week 1 - Brought to you by:

Alie Morgan, Executive Director of the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society

Click the link to learn more about the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Week 2: Hiking & Trails

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 2:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 2 Recommended Materials

Week 2 Take-&-Make: DIY No Sew Pouch

Week 2 - Brought to you by:

MK, Librarian, Caseyville Public Library

"Did You Know?" Video Series

Week 3: Wildlife & Marine Life

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 3:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 3 - Recommended Materials

Week 3 Take-&-Make: Paper Tube Fly Catcher

"Did You Know?" Video Series

Week 4: History & Genealogy

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 4:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 4 - Recommended Materials

Week 4   Take-&-Make: 

"Did You Know?" Video Series

Week 5: Gardening

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 5:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 5 - Recommended Materials

Week 5  Take-&-Make: Paper Plate Vegetable Garden

Week 6:  Camping & Fishing

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 6:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 6 - Recommended Materials

Week 6  Take-&-Make: Tea Light Lantern

Week 7: Forestry

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 7:

Activity Schedule

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet

Week 7 - Recommended Materials

Week 7    Take-&-Make: DIY Forest|Trees Craft

Week 8: Astronomy

Click the Links Below to Access the Handouts for Week 8:

Activity Schedule - Coming Soon!

"Dig Deeper" Bingo Sheet - Coming Soon!

Week 8 - Recommended Materials

Week 8  Take-&-Make: Straw Rocket



Meet the Acts!


Closing Ceremony Parade

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

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