BooksARLINGTON HEIGHTS – To encourage students to read over summer break, State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) is hosting a Summer Book Club in partnership with local libraries.

“Students of all ages can avoid summer learning loss by engaging with a series of good books,” Gillespie said. “This program will reward young readers with the best our local libraries and parks have to offer this summer.”

The Summer Book Club requires students to read eight books of their choice during summer break, record the names of the books and return a signed form to Senator Gillespie’s district office by Aug. 11. Forms can be downloaded at or picked up at the following locations:

  • 171 W. Wing St. #202, Arlington Heights
  • Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine
  • Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton Ave., Arlington Heights
  • Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S. Emerson St., Mount Prospect

Students who complete the Summer Book Club will be awarded either a day pass to a local park district pool or a gift card for ice cream at Kilwins, depending on availability and preference.

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Springfield Office:
121A Capitol Building
Springfield IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-4471

Arlington Heights Office:
171 W. Wing St., #202
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-749-1880