Summer Reading 2014

In case you missed this:

The Melrose Park Public Library designed Summer Reading Programs to increase literacy by encouraging participants to read books, locate information, and reflect on their activities at the library. The programs ran from June 9 to July 18, 2014, with a grand end at the Summer Reading Party held at Village Hall on Friday, August 1, 2014. In return for their effort, participants received raffle tickets that were drawn for prizes, and received other treats in the Youth Services Department.


In Adult Services, 


we handed out 55 Adventure Passports for participants to complete. For each page completed, participants received a stamp and raffle, increasing their chances of winning prizes from our sponsors.




Youth Services designed two different programs:

Fizz Boom Read targeting youth and Spark a Reaction for teens. Fizz Boom Read included a Read to Me program designed for younger children. It total, there were 155 participants and 21 volunteers




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Our 1st Salsa Contest was held during the Summer Reading Party with 11 salsa entries. The winner, Rosalina Barreda, took home the prize of a gift certificate from Carnitas Don Alfredo.




Prizes were drawn at the Summer Reading Party from twenty-six local business, including: Abruzzo's Italian Restaurant, Anthony B's Pizza, Ariana's Beauty Salon, Boston Market, Brookfield Zoo, Celia's Boutique & Flower Shop, Cinemark Melrose Park, Costco, Culver's, Danny's Deli, Diana's Shoes, Epic Air Trampoline Park, Fannie May Broadview, The Field Museum, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Food 4 Less, Jimenez Carnicerias, Le's Style, Los Comales, Lucky Dog, Maywood Park Racetrack, Melrose Muscle Therapy, Olive Garden, Scudiero's, Taverna, and Zanies Comedy.

Thank-you to all the participants, volunteers, and sponsors for making this program and event possible!