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posted: 6/2/2014 8:14 AM

Schaumburg library gears up for summer with lineup of events

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By Susan Miura

Goodbye polar vortex, hello sunshine! At the Schaumburg Township District Library, there are many ways to celebrate the long-awaited summer, from outdoor concerts to bus trips to cool movies on hot days.

The library's lineup for performances in Town Square, corner of Schaumburg and Roselle roads, began with the City Lights Orchestra on Monday, June 2, and ends with Diva Montell and Jeorge Holmes on Monday, Aug. 4.

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In between, the library will feature Jonas Friddle and the Majority, AcRock, Who Knew, Jose Valdes and the Mambo All-Stars, and the Reunion Jazz Orchestra. And that's just in June.

July kicks off with steel drum music by Ted Merkle, followed throughout the month by An Evening of Americana performed by the Spring Valley Concert Band, Pamela Rose and Windy City Country, Dancing with Class, Class of '68, Denny Diamond, and Limited Edition Big Band.

For teens, the annual Battle of the Bands will rock town square Tuesday, July 29. And for kids, Tammy Schulz will offer safety tips in the fun setting of Tammy Town on Tuesday, June 17.

All ages will enjoy an evening of juggling, yo-yos and magic in the RCJUGGLE Crazy Show on Tuesday, June 24.

Adults, teens and children are also invited to participate in the summer program "Explore New Worlds @ Your Library." This is new for the library, which has always had a summer reading program, but is now presenting a summer "everything" program.

In addition to reading books, participants may watch movies, attend concerts and programs, take a bus trip and more to qualify for a prize. The summer program began June 1 for all ages and culminates on Aug. 31.

Adults register at the Fiction Desk, Audiovisual Information Desk or branch libraries, and must log a combination of eight experiences to be eligible for a grand prize. Teens entering grades seven through 12 will earn one ticket for each book read or program attended. The tickets will be placed in a drawing to win an iPad.

Registration for the teen summer program takes place online at teen.schaumburglibrary.org. Children ages 14 and younger may pick up a reading/activity log from the Central Library kidsZone or at either branch and fill it out for each book or activity. Upon completion, the log can be returned to the library for a prize.

Are you ready to explore new worlds? The library makes it easy with an abundance of resources and events that will help you virtually experience other parts of our world on land, sea and sky. Dive in!

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