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Children’s Summer Reading Program

From May 28th to July 20th, stop by your local library to pick up your reading record.  Color ONE square for every DAY you read (we suggest at least 20 minutes per day). Come back in and spin the PRIZE WHEEL for every 7 squares (days) you complete!  BONUS: Get raffle tickets toward extra weekly prizes simply by coming into the library!

Summer Reading FAQ

How long does the Summer Reading Program last?

It begins on May 28 and ends on July 20. That is a total of 8 weeks, but you only have to read for a total of 6 weeks to receive all the prizes!

What can I read?

You can read ANYTHING you want! Books, magazines, newspapers, online content, the back of your cereal box, whatever! It even counts if you LISTEN to a story or READ a story to another person!

How many books am I supposed to read?

As many as you want. We aren’t asking you to keep track of the things you read, only if you’ve done any reading each day. For each DAY you do some reading, color in ONE square on your reading log. One square per day.

How long do I have to read each day?

We recommend 20 minutes, but we aren’t asking you to keep track. Read as much as you want, then color in ONE square on your reading log. One square per day.

What are the prizes?

We have a large assortment of prizes, including books, toys, free passes to amazing places, and so much more. Every time you complete 7 days on your reading log (that’s 7 squares), you’ll get to come into the library and spin the prize wheel. You’ll win whatever you land on!

How much does it cost to participate?

NOTHING!!! The Summer Reading Program, like everything else at your library, is absolutely free.

Do I have to have a library card to participate?

No, but we encourage you to get one. A library card is the most valuable card you’ll ever have in your life!

Where do I go to participate?

You’ll go to any of the four Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries. These include Eastlake Public Library, Willoughby Public Library, Willoughby Hills Public Library, and Willowick Public Library. Once you’re there, go to the Children’s Desk to sign up.

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Overdrive eBooks for Kids

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Sesame Street

Sesame Street eBooks

Read popular titles from Sesame Street with your favorite characters.

If you have a Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library card and would like to access this resource from home, please follow these instructions:

  1. Visit the Sesame Street Library Card login page
  2. Choose Willoughby Eastlake Public from the drop down menu
  3. Enter your library card and click on submit to authenticate
  4. Click on “Bookshelf” to access the subscribed eBooks



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Tumble Math

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AWE Early Literacy Station


The Early Literacy Station features more than 70 educational software applications for children ages 2-8. AWE Early Literacy Stations are available in the Children’s Department of the Eastlake, Willowick, Willoughby, and Willoughby Hills Libraries. An AWE Afterschool Edge is available at the Willowick Library. The AfterSchool Edge is designed for elementary school children ages 6-12.



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