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Youth Summer Reading


Youth Summer Reading Club 2015

Summer Volunteer Applications

Volunteers must be entering 6th – 12th grades in the next school year (2015-16).  Matteson residents are preferred.

Volunteer Applications are due by May 1st. 

  • Printable Application & Recommendation Form
  • Online Application – PLEASE NOTE: You can not save your application when you are part way through.  It must be filled out in its entirety and submitted.  Because it is long and detailed, please read it all before you start filling it out.
  • Online Recommendation Form

(Did you know we also have an adult summer reading club?)

(Volunteer Book Review Form: Click Here.)

How to Sign Up for the Youth Summer Reading Club:

  • Printable: 2014 Summer Reading Club Information Sheet
  • Printable: reading log 2014
  • Printable: Youth Summer Reading Classes & Events
  • Open to kids from Birth to entering 12th Grade.  It’s FREE!
  • Sign Up for Summer Reading online starting May 1st OR pick up reading logs in person at the library starting Monday, June 2nd:
  • Turn in reading logs – 1 per calendar week – for prizes from Mon. 6/10 to Wed. 7/31.
    • Beginning and Pre Readers: Read (or have read to them) at least 5 picture books a week to win a prize.
    • Independent Readers: Read at least 1 chapter book a week to win a prize.
    • All books must be checked out through the Matteson Public Library.
  • Turn in 4 weeks of reading logs during the club and get a free book!
    • Matteson residents who turn in 4 weeks of reading logs will also be invited to a pool party.

How to Sign Up for Youth Summer Reading Activities & Classes:

  • Please Note: Sign Up for the Summer Reading activities and classes will not begin until June in most cases.  Typically, club members can sign up for events on the Monday of the week before the week in which the event takes place.  If you have questions about our process, contact us at 708-748-4431.
  • Printable: Youth Summer Reading Classes & Events
  • Register in person, by phone at (708) 748-4431, or using our online program calendar.  (You might need to switch to June & July for summer activities.)

Volunteers: Click here to fill out the book review form.  Remember that you need to review 2 books (at your grade level) by July 31st to be eligible to attend the party in August!

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