Summer Library Reading Kick-off to Feature Musician Jim Gill

The Daily Herald featured an article on the Summer Library Adventure Kick Off, written by Russell Lissau. 

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am-2 pm• All Ages


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Free ticket registration for Jim Gill’s Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs
No registration required for other Kick-off activities.

Start your summer off with a sizzle and join us at the table for this summer’s library adventure at Indian Trails Public Library District. The main library will host a kick-off event Saturday, June 10, from 10:30 am-2 pm. This event marks the beginning of a 2-month program aimed at strengthening literacy skills for students during summer break, while also welcoming all ages who have a love for reading or want to dive into the practice of reading.

JIM GILL SING-A-THON, cookie decorating, photo booth

Join us for an exciting lineup of activities, including a special performance by musician Jim Gill. Jim will create a cozy and family-friendly atmosphere, encouraging children, parents, and grandparents to sing, dance and play together. After the show, enjoy cookie decorating or strike a pose in a photo booth with your favorite props and receive a special photo strip as a souvenir to take home (while supplies last). 


As part of the festivities, we invite you to bring your favorite recipe to be digitized and shared with the community through our portable Story Cube. Your recipe should include the ingredients, instructions and a favorite memory or tradition associated with it. Take the opportunity to print out a surprise recipe to inspire your own cooking adventure at home. The Story Cube is on the second floor in adult services.


Don’t miss the chance to participate in a culinary-inspired community art project at the Launch Pad. Your artwork will contribute to a larger mural located in the main library. It’s a creative and engaging activity for all ages. 


For those visiting the Branch on Saturday, June 10, indulge in an ice cream sundae and engage in crafts and balloon animals, available from 10:30 am-12:30 pm (while supplies last). 


Make sure to sign up for the reading log and win a prize. Track your reading and activities to earn a free book of your choice and choose between a t-shirt or a tote bag when you return between June 19-July 31. 

Registration begins June 1 at both the main library and the Branch. The program runs from June 1-July 31 and completion prizes can be picked up from June 19-July 31. The reading challenge is free and open to everyone, and no library card is required to participate.

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The library is proud to partner with the Wheeling Township Food Pantry for the Simple Act of Kindness Food drive, taking place from June 1-July 31. Make a difference in our community by donating canned goods such as vegetables, fruits, and proteins like tuna and beans. A donation bin will be available in the lobby at the main library.

Food Drive