Let’s all ‘Read for the Win!’ this summer

by Genevieve Grove, Elementary School Services Librarian, Oak Park Public Library

Read, explore, and play at your library — everyone is welcome to join the team! Read for the Win, Oak Park’s summer reading programs for babies through kids entering grade 9, runs at all Oak Park Public Library locations from June 1 through July 29.

Summer reading = better grades

Find inspiring reading and viewing choices, entertaining events, sporty activities, and drop-in fun all summer long. We want to share our love of reading with you and encourage lifelong learning throughout our community with motivating experiences for people of all ages. And in addition to being a great way to connect the entire family, research shows that students who read over the summer keep their reading skills sharp, and are better prepared for school in the fall. Summer reading = better grades.

Need help choosing a title?

Our staff will help you find the books you love so you can reach the finish line without breaking a sweat. Have a long car ride coming up? Audiobooks are fantastic entertainment for the whole family and another way to bring reading

into your life. When you listen to a book, you build the world in your mind, absorb new words and invest yourself in characters, just like traditional reading.

Find recommended reading lists by age and grade and more at oppl.org/kids.

Cucina Paradiso makes summer dining a special experience

Cucina is alive and thriving, warm, cozy yet modern. We’re pouring wine, mixing cocktails, serving stone baked pizzas, hearty pastas & creative entrees. Join us for our Half Better Mondays, when all of our wine bottles are half priced; Little Plate Tuesdays for half priced appetizers at our bar, or our Wine Wednesdays for half priced wine pours. During the summer months, don’t miss al fresco dining in our covered patio. For those busy days, we offer full menu carryout, and for your special occasions, our full-service catering team can make your special event an effortless experience.

Don’t let weeds keep you from enjoying your summer vacation

Let Gerger & Greco take care of your property this summer so you can enjoy your vacation.  Packages start with general clean up and lawn mowing, but you can add trimming and pruning, sod and seed service, to digital imaging design and complete renovations.  Having a stay-cation this year?  Call us so you can enjoy your time in your own back yard. Locally owned and in business for over 30 years, we have a solid reputation for quality customer service.