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Registration for Reading Program

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Monday, May 20, 2013by millie.lange

Registration for "Have Book, Will Travel!” the free 2013 Summer Reading Program at Helen Matthes Library, begins Monday, May 20. Created to encourage reading as well as life-long learning, the "Have Book, Will Travel!” program is open to everyone from birth through adults. The library will host over 90 events and opportunities for everyone to participate in reading and learning this summer. A library card is not needed to participate in this free program.

A kickoff event for the six week program will be held, Friday, May 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the future home of Helen Matthes Library, (the former Fifth Third Bank Building on N. Third Street.) The first week of the Summer Reading Program begins Monday, June 3. Participants may register at any time throughout the program, starting Monday, May 20.

For more information or to register for any of the summer reading events, phone the library at 217-342-2464, ext. 3, email or register online at