40 East Simmons Street, Galesburg, Illinois 61401 (309) 343-6118
The Galesburg Public Library has summer reading programs for kids, teens, and adults. This year's theme is Reading Is So Delicious! Registration for all ages is open now. The program runs from June 4 to July 28.
Kids: For details on the children's program, visit this page.
Teens: For details on the program for teens, click here.
Adults: To complete the adult program, participants must read one library book from each of the following categories. You will receive a piece of healthy chocolate each time you record a book on your log sheet. Read all eight books by July 28 and receive a $5 coupon donated by Innkeeperís Coffee and a raffle ticket for a food-themed basket of books.
Hardback Fiction or Large Print Fiction A-M
Hardback Fiction or Large Print Fiction N-Z
Paperback (Mystery, Romance, Western, Adventure, Science Fiction, Oversize, True Crime or Fiction)
Any book from the New Books areas (audiobooks, paperback, large print, fiction or nonfiction)
Nonfiction from 001-499
Nonfiction from 500-999
Any book of your choice
Summer Reading Programs for Adults
Biggest Loser: Alongside the summer reading program, the Galesburg Public Library is encouraging adults to pursue a healthy lifestyle through a Biggest Loser program. Click here for more information.
Walking Club: Each Monday from June 4 to June 23, come to the library at 5:15 pm (donít be late!) and take a walk in the downtown Galesburg area. Walking is great exercise, and it is more fun and less effort if you walk with a friend or a group. Bring a bottle of water to help you stay hydrated. If walkers are interested, we may do the self-guided historic walking tours put together by the Galesburg Planning Department.
Mindless Eating: Join Galesburg Hy-Vee Dietician Meredith Tibbe on Monday, June 4, at 6:30 pm at the library for a session on the emotional side of eating, why we choose to eat the foods we do, and how to be mindful about our food choices. The session will include a healthy snack. There is no cost, but please register at the Reference Desk (309-343-6118 or email@example.com).
Yoga for Healthy Living: Come to the library on Monday, June 18, at 6:30 pm for a free introductory yoga program with instructor Laura Bush. The session is part of the libraryís effort to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. There is no cost, but please register at the Reference Desk (309-343-6118 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cheers to Your Health...The Many Benefits of Wine: Wine tasting and informative program on the health benefits of wine in moderation, at Vintages Tasting Room with Julie Haugland on July 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Part of the library's efforts to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. There is no cost, but please register at the Reference Desk (309-343-6118 or email@example.com). 21 years old and up only.
June Book Clubs: On the eve of her 9th birthday,
Rose bites into her motherís homemade lemon cake and discovers she has a magical
gift: she can taste the emotions of the person who prepared the food she eats.
Heartbreaking and funny, wise and sad, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
by Aimee Bender is a luminous tale about the enormous difficulty of loving
someone fully when you know too much about them. Copies of the book are
available at the library's Check-Out Desk.
Tuesday discussion: June 12, 1:00 pm, upstairs at the library
Thursday discussion: June 14, 6:30 pm, at the Beanhive (124 E. Simmons)
Free Movie: At 2:00 pm on June 12, come watch the movie Chocolat (120 minutes, ©Miramax). Nobody could have imagined the impact the striking Vianne and her unusual chocolate shop would make on a tranquil French town. Chocolat reminds you of lifeís simple pleasures and invites you to enjoy them. You are welcome to watch the movie even if you do not attend the book discussion; if you arrive early, please take a seat and wait for the discussion to conclude. Free!
Tome Raiders: The libraryís science fiction and fantasy book club for teens and adults will discuss Carrie Vaughn's urban fantasy Discordís Apple on Friday, June 15, 6:00 pm, at Alternate Realities (238 E. Main). Copies of the book are available at the library's Check-Out Desk.