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, were able to offer all kinds of prizes and rewards as incentives [for reading], said Carole Dickerson, Freeport Public Library head librarian.
So whether youre young or old, taking a Voyage to Book Island seems to be the thing to do in northwest Illinoisbut, have you journeyed to Freeport Public Librarys Book Island yet? If not, its not too lateFreeports summer program of adventures is still going, and you can register when you comethe voyage will end with a pool party Sunday, Aug. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Freeports Read Park Pool.
For a full list of scheduled library adventures, visit www.freeportpubliclibrary.org or call 233-3000.
From the June 28-July 4, 2006, issue