Learn how 'Reading Colors Your World!' with Helen Plum Library

Helen Plum Library in Lombard launches its "Reading Colors Your World!" summer reading program on Saturday, May 1.

During the next few months, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults that encourage and support a love of learning. Participants also can win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

The broad motif of "colors" provides a context for exploring humanity, nature, culture, and science, as well as developing programming that demonstrates how libraries and reading can expand your world through kindness, growth, and community.

Library patrons, young and old, will be encouraged to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity.

There's also a serious side to summer reading. Research proves that reading over the summer helps prevent student summer reading loss.

Registration is ongoing, and the program continues through Sunday, Aug. 8.

To learn more about the Summer Reading Program, visit

Library services and hours are currently limited for the safety of the community and staff as the library follows the statewide mitigations for limiting the spread of COVID-19.

For the most current information on service updates and hours, visit or follow the library on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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Helen Plum Library is located at 110 W. Maple St. in downtown Lombard. Library hours are currently 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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