Important Dates

Summer Reading Sign Up Begins: Sign up online now for the Adult Program or the Youth Program or you can sign up in person at the library.

First Day To Check in: Monday, June 13th

Last Day To Check in: Saturday, July 30th


Adult & Teen Summer Reading Program

Sign up start date: Now online or in-person at the library.

Online checkin form for week #4 (Jul7 4-9)

Participants in the Adult & Teen Summer reading program are eligible for weekly drawings for gift certificates from local businesses just for checking in. Additionally, everyone checking in for the first time receives a coupon for a free Cone Cottage junior cone (one coupon per participant), and anyone checking in at least six of the seven weeks wins a Crete Public Library camp mug! There are even more chances for random prizes for those who play the weekly game at the Information Desk.

Don’t get lost in the woods – follow these directions:

  • Any adult or teen with a valid library card is eligible to participate.
  • Record any material checked out from the library on your reading log. Download a copy here or pick up a copy at the library.
  • Weekly check-in options: in-person, by phone (708-672-8017) or online.
  • One weekly prize ticket per week. Only library cards in good standing can win.
  • Weekly games can only be played in-person by the actual participant (not a family member or friend).
  • Qualifying materials include books, audiobooks, ebooks/audiobooks, and magazines. No DVDs or children’s books.


Youth Summer Reading Program

Sign up start date: Now online or in person at the library

Come into the library’s Youth Services Department to pick up your Summer Reading Bag and Summer Reading Log. Read at least 5 times each week and turn in your log the following week for prizes! Receive a Cone Cottage coupon for a junior cone upon your first check-in. First day to check-in is June 13. Participate in Camp BINGO for a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes! And don’t forget to register for our amazing, in-person programs this summer! Call the library for more information: 708-672-8017 and ask for Youth Services.

Youth Summer Reading Programs

R = Registration required, either in-person, by phone (708-672-8017), or online.
NR = No registration required.

Take & Make Kits (NR)

Available at 5pm
First Come, First Served

July 11 – Plastic Bottle Lanterns 
July 18 – Paper Plate Grills
July 25 – Firefly Suncatchers

Programs (R)

Ages 3 -5 (WITH an Adult)


Where the Sidewalk Ends
Wednesday, Jul. 6 at 10:30am 

Going on a Bear Hunt  
Tuesday, Jul. 19 at 10:30am

Ages 6 -8 


Camp Crafts Kids
Thursday, Jul. 7 at 10am

Let’s Learn about Bees
Thursday, Jul. 21 at 2pm

Ages 9 -12 


Camp  Crafts Tweens
Thursday, Jul. 14 at 10am

Ages 5 -12 

Junior Foragers
Wednesday, Jul. 27 at 6pm


Family Programs

Family BINGO (R)
Wednesdays, Jul. 13 at 6pm

Family Movie Night (R)

Wednesday, Jul. 20 at 6pm, The Goonies, Rated PG 

Family Storytimes

Stories & Snacks in the Park (R)

A collaboration with Crete Park District at the gazebo in Crete Park, 515 First St. Drop-in. For all ages with an adult.

Every Tuesday, Jun. 7-July 26 at 3pm.

Pajamarama (R)
Tuesdays at 6:30pm: Jul. 12, Jul. 26

Silly Stories to Make You Laugh (R)
Friday, Jul. 15 at 10:30am

Rainforest Storytime (R)
Thursday, Jul. 28 at 10:30am

Stuffed Animal Campout (All Ages) (R)

Letters to Professor Nutsworth (R)

June 13 – July 30 – Letters To Professor Nutsworth