JOLIET – Nearly 3 million pages read with about 4,000 people of all ages enrolled.
The Joliet Public Library's annual summer reading program ends July 29. And it's been a good year so far, said Mallory Hewlett, marketing and publicity specialist, better than in the past, she added.
"We want to push reading; we want people, especially kids, to keep their minds sharp in the summer," Hewlett said.
Reading is as relevant as ever – yes, even in the 21st century. Except now one can read, and participate in the Joliet Public Library's summer reading program, without ever picking up a physical book, Hewlett said.
"You can listen to an audio book. You can pick up a magazine," Hewlett said. "Even when you're doing one of our challenges, you're coming into the library and that's what we like to see."