This year’s summer reading program is themed Reading Takes You Everywhere! Online registration is in full swing and is open to age 0-adult, as well as all library branches. The Adult Summer Reading Program is only available at the Monmouth branch. Youth participants will get their reading log and bookmark when they sign up. Adult participants will receive a folder with detailed information about the Adult Summer Reading Program, which includes a welcome page and a schedule of events. 

Youth Summer Reading Program:

There are four age categories for the Summer Reading Program: 

Read To Me program for kids under age 5: Parents will read to their children.  For each 30 minutes of reading, the child is eligible to win up to 2 prizes/week.  

 Program for kids aged 6-7: For each hour of reading, the child is eligible to win up to 2 prizes/week.  

 Program for kids aged 8-12: For each two hours of reading, the child is eligible to win up to 2 prizes/week. 

 Teen program (aged 13-18): There is no need to register to participate.  Fill out a slip of paper for each book you read, writing 1 sentence about it. Each book increases your chances of winning a weekly teen-only prize. 

 Teens can participate in this summer’s reading program, too!  Each book read increases the chances to win larger weekly teen-only raffle prizes. Attend teen-only events in both June and July!  

 All events are free and open to the public. Please contact Danielle Morrison at (309) 734-3166 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. call for more information.

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this possible:

United Junior High School, Dollar General Literacy FoundationKiwanis Club of Monmouth, Friends of the Library, Wicked Mic’s Laser Tag, Burlington Bees, Peoria Chiefs, Peoria Rivermen, Monmouth Rotary Club, Freedom Roller Rink, Ameren Illinois, Warren County YMCA, Midwest Bank of Monmouth, Quad City River Bandits, Pzazz! Entertainment (Fun City), Security Savings Bank, Office Specialists of Galesburg, Full of GracePi Beta Phi Monmouth Alumnae Club, McDonald's of MonmouthFamily Video of MonmouthWQPT, Kathy Lowe-Arthur & Lois Brechbiel

Adult Summer Reading Program:

We are pleased to announce our first annual Adult Summer Reading Program! Patrons 19 years of age and older are eligible to participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program. As a participant, you will receive a folder when you register, which holds detailed information about the Adult Summer Reading Program. It also contains all materials necessary to participate in the program, including reading logs and reading challenges, as well as a detailed schedule of events. Attending events, completing reading challenges, and keeping up with your reading log makes you eligible to win prizes at the end of the program. When you attend events, be sure to notify staff members at the circulation desk so that we can mark it on your participation card. Events for adults take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, with some events at 10am. Each person who participates in the Adult Summer Reading Program will earn a small prize upon checking in at the front desk after reading and logging 25 book titles. Patrons also earn prizes at the completion of each reading challenge. Prize levels vary depending on the difficulty of each challenge.

See your folder or the Adult Summer Reading Brochure for more details about the program and prizes. Register online or at the library. The Summer Reading Raffle will also be available for adults this summer.

For more information about the program, please contact Rebecca Eaton at (309) 734-3166 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you to all of our Adult Summer Reading Program partners: Warren County Friends of the Library; Buchanan Center for the Arts; University of Illinois Extension Office for Henderson, Knox, McDonough, & Warren Counties; Warren County Fair Judges Amy Thompson and LaJune Carlson. Special thanks to Russ Fry and to the patrons of the Warren County Public Library District for donating their time and knowledge to our programming.