Jerseyville Public Library

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Preschool Summer Reading Club

For Ages 3 - 5

Contests & Challenges

Reading Challenge

Complete the Reading Challenge and earn tickets for a chance to win bigger prizes--like books or toys!

  1. The reading levels are divided into 3 groups:
    *Read to
    *Beginning Reader
    *Chapter Book Reader
  2. Tell us your reading level at the circulation desk and we'll give you the first paper to complete.  Each paper will tell you your reading goals to earn tickets and win prizes.
  3. Turn in your sheet every 2 weeks to pick up your prize.  Also, pick up your new reading sheet.
  4. We will keep track of how many tickets you earn based on the information provided on your reading sheets.
  5. Age-appropriate prizes will be color coded by reading level and available for ticket drop on July 26.
  6. A list of prizes will hopefully be available by July 18 for those unable to redeem their tickets in person.

Guess the Imaginary Place

Each week of summer reading club, there will be a picture or map of a fictional place.  Tell us the name of the place, book, or movie from which it comes and win a small prize.

Cardboard Family Challenge

Let's get creative!  Pick up a blank foam board from the Jerseyville PL.  Create a scene or structure that relates to a fantasy world from a children's book, e.g. Narnia, Wonderland, Hundred Acre Wood.  Use everyday items like cardboard, yarn, straws, etc. to bring your creation to life!  Structures must fit on the foam board and be no taller than 3 feet!

Bring your finished product to the library on Monday, July 23 @ 7 p.m.  The winning design will receive a $100 JCBA certificate.

Entertainers for the Entire Family


Monday, June 18 @ 6:30 p.m. - Author Visit!!!.  Jennifer Ward will be here to read some of her amazing books and talk about what it's like to be an author.  Registration appreciated; call 618.498.9514 to reserve your spot.

Monday, June 25 @ 7:00 p.m. - Glen Foster.  He is an amazing magician who has performed on the Disney Cruise Lines.

Monday, July 2 - NO PROGRAM.  Keep reading!!

Monday, July 9 @ 6:00 p.m. - Virtual Reality!  Choose from Google Earth, Ocean Rift, The Body, Tilt-Brush, and Museum of Fine Art.

Monday, July 16 - NO PROGRAM.  Keep reading!!

Monday, July 23 @ 7:00 p.m. - Bring your cardboard creations to the library.  The winner will receive a $100.00 JCBA certificate that can be used at several places in Jersey County.

Friday Storytimes from 10 - 11 AM (for Infants, Toddlers, & Preschoolers up to age 5)

Registration Required!

You will be allowed to register for 1 event.  Any remaining openings will be announced and filled on June 20.

June 22 - Space

June 29 - Ocean

July 6 - Farm 

July 13 - Around-the-World 

July 20 - Hundred Acre Wood

Arts & Crafts

Preschool and Kindergarten come on Wednesdays @ 10 a.m.  June 20 is Picture Day for the autograph book.  ALL OTHER CRAFT DAYS WILL BE MESSY; please dress your children accordingly.  Thank you.

Special Event -- Baby Zoo Party

June 26 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

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This party allows you to visit and pet a wide variety of animals.  These animals can vary seasonally, but generally include:  mini baby goats, mini baby sheep, mini baby pigs, bunnies, guinea pigs, chicks, and ducklings!

PRIZE PARTY!!--Friday, July 27 from 6 - 8 PM

Swim party at the city pool at Donor Park.  Enjoy a snack & see if you won a prize!   Registration requested for this event by July 23.

Upcoming Events
Teen SRC Gaming Days Jun 25, 2018 12:30 PM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL upstairs meeting room
SRC Activity for Grown-ups Jun 25, 2018 04:00 PM (US/Central) — St. Louis County Library
SRC Entertainer -- Magician Jun 25, 2018 07:00 PM (US/Central) — Library Meeting Room
SRC Special Event - Baby Zoo Party! Jun 26, 2018 01:00 PM (US/Central) — Outside under the tent
Farmer's Market Jun 26, 2018 04:00 PM (US/Central) — Outrageous Outdoor parking lot, 902 South State Street, Jerseyville, IL