We LOVE our local libraries! They are awesome places to borrow books, movies, games, and more. They also offer educational opportunities and fun experiences for kids and adults throughout the year. One of our favorite programs is the summer reading program! Each Stateline area library offers their own summer reading program with different prizes and rules.

The library programs are listed by city. If you are a resident in the city, you will be able to sign up for a library card and participate in the program for FREE! Be sure to a valid form of ID and proof of residency (bill, etc.) when signing up.


Summer Library Club
Starts June 8, 2019

Location: Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI

Sign up for the Summer Reading Club, check out fun activities, and more.

Kick off event on Saturday, June 8 from 1 pm – 3 pm.


Summer Reading Programs at Libraries in the Stateline Area

Ida’s Summer Challenge
Starts June 1, 2019

Location: Ida Public Library
320 N State St, Belvidere, IL

Summer reading program kicks off on Saturday, June 1st with a party from 12 pm – 2 pm

The Kick-Off Party will bring in community member booths with fun and games for the kids and Coley’s Cooler ice cream for purchase; the fire department will be bringing in the fun and Taco Dragon will be wandering around for some photo ops! There will be an inflatable obstacle course that will allow parents to join in on the fun!

Cherry Valley

Summer Reading Programs at Libraries in the Stateline Area

Supercharge Your Summer
Starts May 28, 2019

Location: Cherry Valley Public Library
755 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL

Readers will complete a timed reading log and their goal is based on the number of minutes spent reading. As always, children should be reading books at their individual reading level. Top reader for each age group will also be awarded based on the highest amount of minutes read.

Stop by the library to register and sign up for any of the events you would like to attend. Continue to drop in each week to record your minutes and collect a prize. Children who complete their timed reading goal by July 19 will receive a free day pass to Magic Waters Waterpark!

Reading Goals:

  • Ages 2 to 6 – 360 minutes
  • Ages 6 to 12 – 540 minutes
  • Ages 12 to 18 – 720 minutes

For more details, please call the library and speak to Miss Blaine at 815-332-5161. The last day to register for summer reading is June 29. Along with reading for prizes, all ages can enjoy the activities that are planned for this year’s summer reading program. The summer reading program is free for everyone with a Cherry Valley Public Library card. The summer program fee for families with a card from another public library is $10/child or $25/family.

Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Roscoe

Summer Reading Club
Starts May 28, 2019

Locations: North Suburban Library District

6340 N. Second Street, Loves Park, IL

5562 Clayton Circle, Roscoe, IL

Read and WIN prizes!


Summer Reading Programs at Libraries in the Stateline Area

It’s Showtime at Your Library
Starts June 1, 2019

Locations: Rockford Public Library
214 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL
6685 E. State Street, Rockford, IL
1238 S. Winnebago Street, Rockford, IL
3128 11th Street, Rockford, IL
3112 N. Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL

Bring the family to register for RPL’s Summer Reading Challenge and stay to play! Each location will offer fun activities for the whole family to enjoy together. The first 1,000 children to register for the reading challenge will receive a free t-shirt!

Can’t make the party? Stop in and sign up anytime June 1st – August 3.

RPL’s Reading Challenge will run through August 10 and is open to readers of all ages.

For information: 815-965-7606; rockfordpubliclibrary.org

Kick off Party Schedule for June 1st:

East Branch (6685 E. State Street, Rockford, IL): 10 am – 12 pm

Rock River Branch (3128 11th Street, Rockford, IL): 10 am – 12 pm
Enjoy Tracy’s Fun Face Painting, Freddy B’s Magic Show, and take pictures at our Movie Night Photo booth.

Nordlof Center (118 N Main St, Rockford, IL): 1 pm – 3 pm
Walk the red carpet, meet famous friends and snap a selfie with a star. Be sure to catch Zac Purcell’s magic show in the Sullivan Theater at 2:00 p.m. You may even win an Oscar. Dressing up in fabulous attire is encouraged!

Hart Interim (214 N. Church Street): 1 pm – 3 pm
Enjoy a fantastic musical performance by Doug and Frances of Panorama.

Rockton Centre (3112 N. Rockton Avenue): 3 pm – 5 pm


It’s Showtime at Your Library
Starts May 28, 2019

Location: Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

Sign up at the library any day, starting May 28. Read and earn prizes– all ages!

South Beloit

Summer Reading Programs at Libraries in the Stateline Area

A Universe of Stories
Starts June 3, 2019

Location: South Beloit Library
630 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL

Enjoy space-themed crafts and earn prizes as you complete your reading goals. Sign up at the library.

Head over to your local library and get your kids signed up for the summer reading program today! Email us at hello@statelinekids.com if we missed your library’s event!

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