Summer Reading Club

Children’s Summer Reading Club

Odell Summer Reading Club, sponsored by the United Way of Whiteside County, is open to children entering preschool through 8th grade. Summer Reading Club encourages children to continue reading over the summer break by offering fun and educational enrichment activities. Registration is REQUIRED, but you need not be a library card holder to participate.


Our 2020 Summer Reading Club theme is “(Re-)Imagine Your Story.” This year’s programming will look a lot different as we practice social distancing and our library building is closed to the public. Never fear! We have been planning (and re-planning) wonderful learning opportunities for your children!

This year, each child will receive a customized binder of challenges and activities, available through no-contact curbside pickup. Nearly all challenges will be paper-based or non-electronic and are designed to foster creativity, movement, and problem-solving skills.  Please know that dates and activities may change throughout the summer as new guidelines become available. Help your child’s mind stay sharp this summer and sign up today!

In an effort to reduce physical contact, we are going completely digital with our registration this year. If you need assistance, call us at 815-772-7323 or email

  • Register online at:
  • Registration deadline is Sunday, May 31st so that we have enough time to order and bag materials.
  • First Packet Pickup date is tentatively set for Monday, June 15th from 10am-noon and 5-7pm in the Odell Public Library parking lot.