2018 Reading Challenge: June 4–August 12

Creativity comes in so many ways. How are you going to put some spark in your summer? Create your summer with unique reading programs and challenges for every age. Meet and be inspired by the library's artist-in-residence, award-winning author and illustrator Chris Raschka and see his artwork on display in the Marketplace, June 4 through August 12. Explore fun, interactive programs to fuel your creativity, all summer long.
Register for summer challenges for kids in Kids' World. Teens and adults, get started at Beanstack.
Kids Summer Reading
Are you ready to accept the 2018 Summer Challenge? Join us in Kids’ World to register and receive a book log and registration gift. Then set reading goals to create your summer! Stop in each week to play Punch In!, Game of the Week and more. Complete reading and activities to receive a free book of your choice. Still want more? Create an account online to complete additional challenges, earn badges and receive a second prize. For infants to age 12. 
Tweens Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading
Tweens! Join us in Kids’ World to create your summer. Set a reading goal, get inspired by our Creativity Contraption and add to the tween art project each time you reach a milestone. Want to level-up your artistry? Bravo! Register to try our online challenges, boost your imagination and earn more prizes. For grades 4 to 6.
Get creative this summer in the Hub! Explore and express your creativity one challenge at a time. Boost your imagination by reading and reviewing a book, get inspired at one of our events, craft in our DIY space, create a film for the Teen Film Fest or show initiative by completing a volunteer project. Earn prizes along the way like AMC gift cards and much more! Sign up in the Hub or create an account online to get started. For teens in grades 7 to 12.
Adult Summer Reading
Challenge youself to curate a creative summer. Choose from a variety of activities to nurture your imaginative side and explore your creativity. Track your progress by logging books, events and more for a chance to win a grand prize Ravinia picnic experience. The first 300 adults to complete eight challenges receive a limited edition Create Your Summer tote. Get started online or visit us at the library to register. For adults age 18 and up.
Rachka Exhibit
Don’t miss a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and get creative with our artist-in-residence, acclaimed children’s book author and illustrator Chris Raschka. His exhibit, Bravo! Chris Raschka, showcases more than 50 works of art, and will be on display in the Marketplace from June 4 to August 12. Bright colors, freeform shapes, childlike characters and a vivid sense of movement and rhythm highlight Raschka’s signature artwork in watercolor, pastel and charcoal pencil. 
Register for these unique events with our artist-in-residence beginning June 1. Now open to everyone.
Bookmaking Workshop for Kids - For grades 3–6
Wednesday, June 27, 1–3 p.m. 
Artist Talk and Book Signing - For ages 8–adult
Thursday, June 28, 7–8:30 p.m. 

Storytime and Book Signing - For age 4–grade 4
Friday, June 29, 10–11:30 a.m. 

Bookmaking Workshop for Adults
Saturday, June 30, 1–4 p.m. 

Watch Raschka in action as he works on creative projects in the Marketplace from 2–4 p.m. Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29. Open to everyone. Drop in.
This residency is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Library. This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas. 
See here for the full list of the books featured in the exhibit.
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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