Summer Reading + More Summer Fun!

We're so excited to spend the summer telling stories and having fun with you! Check out what's happening this summer at the library:

Summer Reading (June 1-August 18)

Pick up a reading log from the library and start celebrating summer! Fill in a square each time you read for 20 minutes or participate in an activity listed below. When you fill in 25 squares, return your log for a T-shirt and an entry into the Summer Reading Grand Prize drawing! Completed logs may be turned in starting June 10.


Sharing stories brings families and  communities together. You can participate by:

  • Reading or listening to stories in books, comics, or magazines. Borrow from our shelves, read your own materials, or use one of the library’s apps to enjoy digital materials.
  • Telling and listening to stories with family or friends as you spend time together.
  • Sharing your story by writing, drawing a comic, or making a movie.
  • Read a book as part of one of our book discussions

Special Events

Zócalo: Fandango
Traditional Mexican music and dance is a vibrant blend of many different cultures. Come along with the musicians and dancers of Son Monarcas as they explore the indigenous, African, and Spanish influences on the rhythms, movement, and melodies of Mexico. This lively, interactive performance featuring authentic instruments and dance engages audiences of all ages with energetic renditions of traditional music, and even a familiar melody that all will recognize and love. Crafts & activities starting at 6:00; the performance will begin at 7:00. All ages; drop-in.
July 10  6:00-8:00

Zócalo: Juggling Funny Stories
You will be laughing out loud as nationally known family entertainer Chris Fascione brings children’s stories to life with his high-spirited and innovative performance. Full of energy, humor and imagination, Chris creates colorful characters through his unique combination of acting, storytelling, comedy, and juggling. Crafts & activities starting at 6:00; the performance will begin at 7:00. All ages; drop-in.
August 14  6:00-8:00

Pop-Up Library

In addition to seeing us at Rock 'n Wheels, you'll find us out in the community a lot this summer!

Free Lunches

Provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Join us for  lunch every weekday then stick  around for activities for the whole family!  Meals are available to any child under 18.

Mon.-Fri., June 10-Aug. 15  12:00-1:00

Daily After Lunch Programs

Join us after lunch for a daily drop-in program for all ages and abilities! All programs begin the week of June 10.

Mondays: Game On

We’ll bring out our PS4, WiiU, and plenty of board games. All ages welcome!

Tuesdays: Brainstorm Challenge

Can you build a bridge, design a puppet, or construct a marble run? Come join us and experiment with friends as we tackle a new challenge each week! 

Wednesdays: STEAM Ahead

Join us for hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities. 

Thursdays: Rincón de actividades

Story time in Spanish! 

Fridays: Activity Corner

Stories, crafts, and activities!

Activities for Teens

Volunteer Information Sessions

Find out how you can make a difference this 
summer at your library. 

Tuesday, May 21  3:30-4:30
Thursday, May 23  3:30-4:30 and 6:00-7:00

Kickstart Camps

Keep your brain turned on this summer. Our camps will keep you thinking, making, and learning with projects in writing, coding, engineering, public speaking, civics, and more. Indian Trail students can earn $20 of Project Pride for every day of camp they attend. Check our calendar to sign up in advance and guarantee a spot

NERF Engineer 
June 11-14  2:00-3:30

Puppet Theater
June 11-14  2:00-3:30

LEGO Builder 
June 18-21  2:00-3:30

Fashion Designer
June 25-28  2:00-3:30

July 2-5  2:00-3:30

Spa Lab
July 2-5  2:00-3:30

July 9-12 and 16-19  2:00-3:30

Escape Room
July 23-26 and July 30-Aug 2  2:00-3:30

Zine Creator
July 23-26 and July 30-Aug 2  2:00-3:30

Mock Trial
August 5-9  2:00-3:30

Breakfast & Books

Join us for donuts and listen to a book read aloud. 

Holes - Indian Trail Required Reading
Mondays, starting June 10  10:30

Hoyos - lectura requerida para Indian Trail
Los Jueves, empezando Junio 13 10:30

Teen Choice
Wednesdays, starting June 12  10:30