Elgin program gets Governor’s Hometown Award

Elgin’s summer reading program “Reading is So Delicious” earned a 2013 Governor’s Hometown Award. The program kicked off at Gail Borden Public Library in March 2012. The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin, Elgin Area School District U-46 and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department ran the program at several locations. It was completed by 3,768 children, more than doubling participation from the previous year. The program got the award in the category for more than 70,000 residents, which also recognized Schaumburg’s recycling event and Springfield’s “History Comes Alive” program.

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