Read Green, Live Green
Questions and Answers
For Very Important Readers and Their Families
What’s happening at the Library this summer for kids and teens?
- A Summer Reading Program for kids ages 3 and up
- Loads of programs about conservation and being green
- Book Clubs for teens
What do I do to get started?
- Read a book!
- Come to ANY of the Chicago Public Library’s locations including all the neighborhood libraries, the bookmobiles and the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library in the Harold Washington Library Center. Use the location map to find the library closest to you.
- Tell us all about the book you’ve read and receive your own Read Green, Live Green book log.
- Bring your library card, or get one when you visit.
What do I do next?
- Check out some books and KEEP READING!
- Tell us about the books you’ve been reading each time you visit the Library.
- Join us for fun programs and projects.
- Add a sticker to your book log every week you come to report on books.
- Have your name entered in weekly drawings to win books.
Readers can earn t-shirts! If you are 8 years old or younger (or a pre-reader who is hearing books read aloud to them) and read 25 picture books, you will earn a t-shirt. If you are 9 years old or older and read 10 chapter books you will earn a t-shirt. For more information about the Chicago Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, come to your neighborhood library.
By replacing 4 incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs, you can keep 1800 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions out of our atmosphere.