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One World Many Stories – Youth Services

The 2023 Youth Summer Reading Program at the West Chicago Public Library is a great way for kids to keep reading over the summer, even after school has gotten out. For even younger readers, engaging with books together is a key way of developing your child into an avid reader. Reading over the summer can not only help kids maintain the progress they made in school, but also cultivate social-emotional development and empathy. Start your youngsters on an “around the world” journey to see just how many stories this planet can offer them!

Some studies estimate that children who do not read over the summer could find themselves behind in reading development as much as two months, making the already stressful return to school more difficult. Helping your child complete a Summer Reading Program is not only a great way to keep them entertained and occupied over the summer, but it is also a great way to strengthen their skills, potentially helping them when they return to the classroom in fall.

If you have any additional questions about the Youth Summer Reading Program, please contact us. Please also check out the Adult and Young Adult (teen) programs as well so the whole family can join in the fun! Prizes are only available as long as supplies last, so the sooner you take off on your Summer Reading 2023 journey, the sooner you will be eligible to receive your prize. Make sure to check our calendar of events/programs to see what other fun is available at the library over the next few months. Events are also published in our quarterly program guide and are covered in our biweekly emails. You can also keep up to date with what’s happening at the library and stay in touch with us via Facebook and Instagram. See you at the library!

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