The Dundee Township Public Library in East Dundee recently started its Summer Reading Program, "A Midsummer Knight's Read."
Readers of all ages can sign up and receive incentives, enter drawings and attend special events throughout the program, which runs until Saturday, July 30.
For details, visit dundeelibrary.info or call (847) 428-3661. To sign up, visit the library, 555 Barrington Ave., in East Dundee. A current Dundee Township Public Library card is required to sign up for any of the reading programs.
Infants through first-graders must read (or have read to them) 300 minutes; second through fifth grade must read 600 minutes; and sixth through eighth grade must read 900 minutes.
Kids are encouraged to bring their logs to the library at the halfway point to get stamped and receive a special incentive. Upon completion of their minutes, readers are invited to come to the children's department to receive a free paperback book and other prizes. There are lots of fun programs planned. Log on to the "Events & Registration" page at dundeelibrary.info to find out more about "Jolly Jousting," "Fables, Fairy Tales and Fun," "Medieval Madness," and more.
Teens read four books to be entered into the grand prize drawing. Each reading entry submitted will enter the reader into a weekly drawing. Reading at least four books will also earn the reader an invite to the End of Summer Reading Lock-In Party Aug. 5. Drawing prizes are gift cards.
Two new events have been planned just for teens to go along with the summer reading program. Stop in for "Teens Talk Books" at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20.
Adults read at least five books to be entered into the grand prize drawing. Each reading entry submitted will enter the reader into a weekly drawing. Drawing prizes are gift cards. Patrons are encouraged to regularly check out our "Reader's Block" blog at www.dundeelibrary.info for reading recommendations and book reviews.