Land of Lincoln Readers -- 2009 Children's Summer Reading Program
Read for fun all summer long during the annual Summer Reading Program open to kids three to fourteen.
Dates: June 15 - August 8, 2009
Chicago History Museum
Please join us this summer in any of the Chicago Public Library's locations, including all the neighborhood libraries and the Thomas Hughes Children's Library, to read across the city. Children ages three to fourteen are invited to learn about Abraham Lincoln and Illinois.
Kids up to the age of nine who read or have read to them, twenty-five pictures books will earn a Reader's T-shirt. Children over age nine who read ten chapter books will earn a T-shirt as well. Weekly book raffles, author visits, performers and presenters are just some of the activities that are featured throughout the summer.
For more information contact your neighborhood library or call Children and Young Adult Services at (312) 747-4780.
Land of Lincoln Readers Summer Reading Program:
How do I participate?
¿Cómo puedo comenzar?
Be a Lincoln Reader this Summer!
Lea Atiq: A Hero's Hat
Jim Aylesworth: A Visit with the Author of Our Honest Abe
Brian "Fox" Ellis: Lincoln Tales Tall and True
Candace Fleming: A Visit with the Author of The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary
Chicago Sky: Reading Breaks
Gwen Hilary and Enoch Williamson: Tales of Peace and Reconciliation
Histories for Kids, Inc.: Historical Illinois - The Lincoln Years
Kraft Great Kids - Kidsmobile
Owen Hurd: Abraham Lincoln and the City of Chicago, A Visit wit the Author of Chicago History for Kids
Lincoln Institute: Meet Mr. Lincoln
Kidworks Touring Theatre Co.: African-American History . . . Live!
Steve Musgrave: Nature in the Prairie State: Sketching from Illinois Prairie Images
Marilyn Price: Honestly, Abe for Pre-Schoolers
Museum of Science and Industry: Storybook Science Program
Lynn Rymarz: Ask Mrs. Lincoln
Chris Vallillo: Abraham Lincoln in Song
Books to Read:
Lincoln Reads: A Selected Bibliography
Learn more about Lincoln:
Browse the Lincoln Treasures at the Chicago History Museum
Explore the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield
Tour the village of New Salem where Lincoln spent his early adulthood
Visit the Lincoln's Springfield home