Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Program

This summer, the WNBA’s Chicago Sky is teaming up with the Chicago Public Library for their annual Chicago City of Big Readers summer reading program. This year’s program, themed Wrapped Up In Reading, will take place between May 17 and August 2, and offer eight weeks of free activities and prizes at Chicago’s 79 public libraries.

Chicago Sky players will host twelve “Reading Time Outs” at various library branches, working to promote library exploration, while also reading stories to some of the 45,000 plus children involved. Several “Reading Time Outs” will be held in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods, prompting sessions to be read in Spanish.

In addition, participants who reach certain reading goals will be recipients of a free Chicago Sky tee shirt. Each tee-shirt winner will be entered in a raffle at their respective branch, with each branch selecting 10 raffle winners. Raffle winners will be named to the Chicago Sky All-Star Reading Team, and they will receive various prizes. All-Star Readers will be given one complimentary ticket to see the Sky play the Connecticut Sun on August 11 at the UIC Pavilion. Other prizes include a group photo taken with a Sky player and a personalized Sky All-Star Reading team award certificate.

“Reading Time Out” schedule and information:

  • May 17, 4:00 pm- Toman (2708 S. Pulaski)
  • May 23, 4:00 pm- Beverly (2121 W. 95th St)
  • May 30, 4:00 pm- Lincoln-Belmont (1659 W. Melrose St.)
  • June 11, 4:00 pm- Mount Greenwood (11010 S. Kedzie Ave.)
  • June 14, 4:00 pm- Wrightwood- Ashburn (8530 S. Kedzie Ave.)
  • June 20, 4:00 pm- Edgebrook (5331 W. Devon Ave.)
  • July 5, 4:00 pm- Near North (310 W. Division St.)
  • July 6, 2:00 pm- Logan Square (3030 W. Fullerton Ave.)
  • July 20, 2:00 pm- Lincoln Park (1150 W. Fullerton Ave.)
  • July 23, 4:00 pm- Bucktown-Wicker Park (1701 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
  • July 24, 4:00 pm- Roosevelt (1101 W. Taylor St.)
  • August 2, 4:00 pm- Scottsdale (4101 W. 79th St.)