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Summer Reading Event for Adults, Teens & Youth
“Read for a Cause” July 1 - August 15, 2020
Laugh. Learn. Escape. Improve. Question. Feel. Whatever your reason for reading, this summer read for a cause!
Turning your summer reading into a reward for your community is as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Read and listen to whatever books you choose.
2. Log your reading and listening.
3. Tell us which of these not for profit organizations you would like to receive a $1 donation for each of your completed reading logs:
Children (Under 11): 6 hours = 1 completed reading log
Teens (12-17): 5 books = 1 completed reading log
Adults: 5 books = 1 completed reading log
Complete as many reading logs as you want. When combined with those of other Warrenville readers, the donations will really add up! Find online and printable forms here.
To participate in Read for a Cause, you need to be a Warrenville Public Library cardholder. Warrenville Public Library District residents can apply for a library card here.
To get your summer reading materials, use our Curbside Pickup service or download books for free from OverDrive/Libby, Hoopla and TumbleBooks. Swap books with friends or borrow from Warrenville’s Little Free Library locations. Get help selecting reading materials from our librarians by filling out a Discover Your Next Read form.
Because you can't visit the library right now to drop off your reading logs, you can easily submit completed logs online. If you’d rather use a paper log to track your books or time (for youth 0-11), you can access printable forms that include directions for submission. Record your reading from July 1-August 15, and submit your logs by August 22.
Donations to our participating organizations are funded by a gift to Warrenville Public Library District from the estate of Warrenville resident Alba Lemos. Total donations limited to $2,500.
Here’s information about these local not for profit organizations that provide vital support to WPLD members and to the greater Warrenville community.
Literacy DuPage provides free, accessible tutoring to low-income adults in Warrenville and throughout all of DuPage County striving to increase their English language and literacy skills to accomplish their classroom and individual goals, and to gain self-sufficiency.https://literacydupage.org/
Student Excellence Foundation
The Student Excellence Foundation for Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 engages the community to enrich educational experiences that empower students to reach their greatest potential. https://studentexcellencefoundation.org/
Warrenville Youth and Family Services
WYFS is a multi-purpose community service agency, serving Warrenville residents through counseling, case management, community collaboration and youth programing for 5th through 12th grade students. https://www.outreachcommunityministries.org/wyfs/
Naperville Area Humane Society
The Naperville Area Humane Society serves Warrenville through animal adoptions, programs, events and our Paws for Tales reading program for grades K–2 at WPLD. The Paws for Tales teams are trained to listen and provide encouragement so children feel accomplished and motivated while enjoying the experience of reading to a certified dog. https://www.naperhumane.org/
If you have questions about our Summer Reading Event or how to access reading materials, call or email us.
Youth Services Department: 630/393-1171 x124; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult Services Department: 630/393-1171 x121; email@example.com.