Welcome to the Algonquin Area Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Click on the appropriate program tab listed below to get started.

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Upcoming Events
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Date
Friday, July 25, 2014
Time
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Description
Everything is awesome! Preschoolers will get plenty of cutting, writing, rhyming, and letter practice in this fun filled literacy program based on the Lego Movie! For ages 4-6 years who can attend on their own.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Staff, Friends, Trustees and Volunteers will participate in the 54th Annual Founders Days Parade. Theme: "The 80's Were Awesome!"
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Monday, July 28, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for an out of this world adventure! At this totally hands-on workshop, kids will conduct fun experiments to learn about our solar system. Using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities developed by NASA and the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Youth Services Librarian Alexa Newman will lead kids on this exciting exploration of space! In September 2013, Newman received training from LPI and NASA scientists in STEM education.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Families are invited to come and enjoy stories, fingerplays, and songs.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Preschoolers and their favorite adults are invited to drop in for fun stories and fingerplays.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Let us clean up the mess! Come play outside with playdough as you increase your fine motor and literacy skills. Space is limited, pick up a ticket the day of the program. For ages 3-6 years with a parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Children ages 3-5 who can attend without a parent/caregiver are invited to enjoy stories and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Let us clean up the mess! Come play outside with playdough as you increase your fine motor and literacy skills. Space is limited, pick up a ticket the day of the program. For ages 3-6 years with a parent/caregiver.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Blend a beautiful princess and her faithful dog, a wicked magician and his magic onion, a handsome prince, a hungry dragon, and a castle in an enchanted blue forest with hilarious plot twists and turns. Performed by professional puppeteer Mark Nichols.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Description
Summer Reading ends today! Wear your t-shirt and stop in for snacks, games and coloring sheets. Those who attend will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes including: a cow popper toy, a messenger bag and a stuffed dog toy.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Summer Reading ends today! Wear your t-shirt and stop in for snacks, games and coloring sheets. Those who attend will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes including: a cow popper toy, a messenger bag and a stuffed dog toy.
Location
Eastgate Branch Miller Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, August 01, 2014
Time
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Description
Pack a lunch, bring a blanket and be treated to music performance by Jeanie B. Presentation provided by the Algonquin Recreation Department.
Location
Harnish Outdoor Patio
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Monday, August 04, 2014
Time
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
Description
Compete against other families in our family LEGO building competition. We provide the LEGOs; you provide the imagination! Space is limited to 16 families, with children ages 5-13. 1st prize is a small LEGO set.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Description
Professional Storytellers and musicians will entertain and enchant audiences of all ages! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and picnic lunch to enjoy the festivities.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Let’s celebrate this milestone in your soon-to-be kindergartener’s life! We’ll introduce skills and activities that they will encounter next school year, and prepare them for this exciting time! For 5-6 year olds going into Kindergarten in the Fall.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Thursday, August 07, 2014
Time
11:15 AM - 11:50 AM
Description
Cool off at the library and enjoy a Scooby-Doo episode and an ice cream treat. Pick up a ticket on the day of the program.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Friday, August 08, 2014
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Does your room have books everywhere? Do you have books that you know you won’t read again? Bring your gently used paperbacks to our book swap and trade your books for someone else’s. Please note that only gently used children’s books with minimal wear and tear will be accepted at this event. Water damaged, ink marked, torn/missing pages, coloring/activity books, etc. cannot be accepted. Please limit the number of books you bring to 15 or less per child.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Time
2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Muppets Most Wanted (PG: 112 minutes)
Mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two.
Location
Eastgate Branch Large Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
A special drop-in program for children 3 months to 3 years old with a parent or caregiver. Have fun teaching your child language and literacy skills by sharing stories, fingerplays, and songs that
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

Title
Date
Friday, August 22, 2014
Time
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Ever wondered what goes on in the library after it closes? Join us “after hours” for food, games, Wii, and more. Parents are required to sign their children up in person at the Youth Services Desk.
Location
Harnish Meeting Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Date
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Description
Please join us for some fun stories, songs, and fingerplays.
Location
Harnish Program Room
Library
Algonquin Area Public Library District

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Important Messages


Register in person at the Library for Summer Reading and then you can log your books online. Remember to sign into the correct program, as indicated on your reading log. Once you are signed in, you can then record books for all members of your family. Call 847-458-6060 ext 135 if you need any assistance.