Summer Reading Programs

Welcome to the 2017 Fairbury Public Library Summer Reading Program!

Adult Poster

Adults: Program runs May 1-June 30

Get a small gift just for signing up!  Everyone completing the program also receives a prize and an entry into a drawing for grand prizes!

Kids: Program runs May 1-July 21

Complete your reading log and receive a prize packet with gift certificates and other goodies! Earn entries into the prize drawing by reading, building and decorating the house in your registration bag,  and visiting the library.

There will be 13 weeks to complete your reading goal. Children who have just finished 2nd grade and younger are asked to read 10 picture books or 3 chapter books.   Children who have just finished 3rd grade and older are asked to read 3 chapter books. YES, you can read more than your goal and we hope you will! More books will mean more entries into the drawing for prizes!

Friday, June 2nd,: We will kick off the summer with several presenters coming to the library to teach us how to build a better world. We anticipate the program being finished at 11 a.m.  Please sign up prior to this date to let us know you will be here.  The programs will begin at 9 a.m. During this time the library will only be open to the Summer Reading Program readers.  Please be at the library at 8:45.

In your packet today you will find a reading log. Please turn it in at the library when it is completed. You will also find a house that can be decorated to your taste, taped or glued, and brought back to the library for display.  Each of these items will earn you an entry into the drawing. For each book you check out and read you will be given an entry form for the drawing to try to win one of the prizes. The third way to earn an entry is to ask for one each day you visit the library!

The prizes will be awarded by a drawing from the entry forms.  Among the prizes are ear buds, Training Your Dragon computer bag, KING KONG lunch box, Furious 6 T-shirt, Furious 6 Sound track, and an ATARI FLASHBACK CLASSIC GAME CONSOLE!!!  Only one prize per person will be awarded.

When you turn in your reading sheet, you will be eligible to receive gift certificates.  We hope to have the Pizza Hut personal pan pizza certificates again this year and others! Please turn in your reading sheet by July 3rd and pick up gift certificates.

Friday’s afternoons June 9, 16, 23, and 30th: Come to the library for fun building free-time from 1-3!


Wrap up on party July 21!

In preparation of the total solar eclipse happening August 21st, the library will be hosting an indoor Portable Planetarium at the Summer Reading Program wrap up party!  Pre-registration for this event is required. Space is limited so register early! Pre-registration will begin July 3rd.

One of the rarest and most spectacular sights in nature, the path of a total solar eclipse visits Aurora and the Edgerton Explorit Center! During the early afternoon, the Moon completely covers the Sun for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. A total solar eclipse has not occurred over this area since 1194, and will not occur again until 2744. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, and thousands of people from across and country and around the world will travel thousands to miles to be inside the path of the Moon’s shadow!

Edgerton mad scientist and educator Dan Glomski is a longtime amateur astronomer and planetarium educator who has conducted many nighttime stargazing and daytime sun viewing sessions. Dan can tell you how spectacular the total eclipse will be — he’s seen one!