Algonquin library prepares for summer reading program

ALGONQUIN – People can begin to sign up in June for the Algonquin Area Public Library District's summer reading program.

The library district's “Paws to Read” summer campaign provides an engaging opportunity for participants of all ages to gain knowledge, gather insights and read for pleasure, according to a news release.

Businesses and organizations, including restaurants, sports franchises and entertainment and recreation facilities, have donated passes and discount coupons for those who sign-up and reach reading milestones throughout the summer, the news release said.

Sign-up begins June 1, and the program runs until July 31, 2014.

As part of the program, the library will host a variety of programming. A summer event tent behind the Harnish Main Library will be used for larger gatherings, some of which will be open to dogs.

Some of the events include:

• Noodles the Wonder Dog, June 7 (event tent)

• Choosing the Right Dog for Your Family, June 16 (Harnish branch)

• Animal Quest Interactive Show, June 19 (Eastgate branch)

• The Animal House Shelter, June 28 (event tent)

• Dave Rudolf Music Program, July 10 (event tent)

• Juggler and Comedian Ken Schultz, July 11 (event tent)

• K-9 Dog Demonstration, July 14 (Eastgate branch)

• Professional Pet Portraits with Rich Chapman, July 31 (event tent)

The library district's summer programming includes nearly 200 events. For more information go to aapld.org, or call 847-458-6060.

- Northwest Herald

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