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“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe” – Madeleine L’Engle

June 1 – July 28

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Let’s read! This summer, dare to read something that expands your universe beyond the usual. We challenge you to try a genre, topic or author that is new to you.

Read 20 minutes a day at least four times a week.  Each week, fill out a bookmark from the welcome kit or share your experience online.  Drop off the bookmark at the Library or use this form to submit your reading. There will be weekly prizes.

We have complied lists as an inspiration but you are not confined to these categories- or to any other constraint of your curiosity and freedom!

Reading Lists

 

Afrofuturism

Frequently Challenged Titles

Love the Earth

Love is Universal

Pride

Read Around the Globe

Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Also, check out the New June and July books available at the Library.

If you would like personalized recommenations, click here. Or if you would like to recommend a book for the Library to purchase, go here.

Questions? Email readingchallenge@fppl.org.

Dates of Note

  • Sign Up for the Adult Reading Challenge: May 1-June 11 and pick up your welcome kit on June 1. 
  • Reading Challenge Begins: June 1
  • Reading Challenge Ends: July 31
  • Bookmark Reading Logs must be turned in every Thursday between June 1 & July 31. Weekly winners announced on Fridays. Drop off at the Library or use this virtual form.
  • Summer Reading Finale: Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 pm (Treats, prizes, and great conversations!)

Events & Activities

 

Adult Events

Senior Specials

Project Kits

Pride Month

Celebrate Juneteenth

    For more information, check out the Library’s Summer Newsletter, website or email us at readingchallenge@fppl.org or call 708-689-6125.

    Interested in Summer Reading for Kids or Teens? Go to fppl.org/summer.

     

     

    Questions? Email readingchallenge@fppl.org.

    Dates of Note

    • Sign Up for the Adult Reading Challenge: May 1-June 11 and pick up your welcome kit on June 1. 
    • Reading Challenge Begins: June 1
    • Reading Challenge Ends: July 31
    • Bookmark Reading Logs must be turned in every Thursday between June 1 & July 31. Weekly winners announced on Fridays. Drop off at the Library or use this virtual form.
    • Summer Reading Finale: Thursday, August 3 at 6:30 pm (Treats, prizes, and great conversations!)

    Events & Activities

     

    Adult Events

    Senior Specials

    Project Kits

    Pride Month

    Celebrate Juneteenth

    For more information, check out the Library’s Summer Newsletter, website or email us at readingchallenge@fppl.org or call 708-689-6125.

    Interested in Summer Reading for Kids or Teens? Go to fppl.org/summer.

     

     

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