Still time to catch Freeport Library’s Voyage to Book Island

Freeport Public Library helps make summer reading fun with Voyage to Book Island summer reading adventures

Did you know summer reading programs began in the 1890s? They were started to give school-age city kids something to do that could be fun, too!

“Summer reading programs are geared for reading for the fun of it, and thanks to our wonderful [Freeport] Library Foundation, not to mention generous local business support, we’re able to offer all kinds of prizes and rewards as incentives [for reading],” said Carole Dickerson, Freeport Public Library head librarian.

So whether you’re young or old, taking a Voyage to Book Island seems to be the thing to do in northwest Illinois—but, have you journeyed to Freeport Public Library’s Book Island yet? If not, it’s not too late—Freeport’s summer program of adventures is still going, and you can register when you come—the voyage will end with a pool party Sunday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Freeport’s Read Park Pool.

For a full list of scheduled library adventures, visit or call 233-3000.

From the June 28-July 4, 2006, issue

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