June 3-August 11

Blast off with Arlington Heights Memorial Library this summer! Read books, complete activities, earn prizes and more with Challenges geared to every age. Explore the galaxy through Smithsonian's Earth from Space exhibit, enjoy a Space Launch Party on June 22 and programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing all summer long. Register beginning June 3
Boldly go where no reader has gone before. Whether someone is reading to you or you are reading on your own, there is a challenge for you. Register online or drop by the library to pick up a book log and a registration prize.

For babies to preschoolers, have fun doing the early literacy activities you are already doing. Complete 20 and then come in to the library to select a free book of your choice.

For kids entering grades K-3, set your summer reading goal and then keep track. Complete your goal and activities to receive a free book of your choice.

4th and 5th grade tweens! Explore your universe this summer. Register online or in the library. Read and complete an activity to earn a badge and a token for the constellation contraption. Earn four badges to complete the program, receive coupons and a free book of your choice. For grades 4–5.
6th through 8th grade middle schoolers! Blast off into summer. Register online or in the library and complete five activities that will have you reading and doing things all summer long. For each activity, you will receive prizes by playing Intergalactic Plinko, including Chipotle. Once you've completed the program, enter to win a raffle prize. For grades 6-8.

9th through 12th grade high schoolers! Have a stellar summer at the library! Register online or in the library and complete activities that include reading and doing things throughout the summer. Combat boredom and exercise your brain while earning prizes, including chances at Intergalactic Plinko, Chipotle, and some out-of-this-world raffle prizes. For grades 9-12.



Space: The Summer Frontier. These are the challenges from AHML. Your mission: To choose the space challenge path that best suits you. Are you the Science Officer, the Explorer or the Commander? Within your path, complete any combination of reading, learning and doing challenges. Get started online or visit us at the library to register. For adults ages 18 and up.
Earth From Space
Earth from Space
June 21 – August 11
Dunton Entrance and Main Street

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first man moon landing, Earth from Space showcases 20 brilliant satellite images created by Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. See rare reviews of natural disasters and man-made ecological effects on the Earth, listen to NASA-produced video and audio materials, and enjoy a space-themed photo op.
Earth from Space is a collaboration with geographer and curator Andrew Johnston at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s (NASM) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies. The traveling exhibit won a 2007 U.S. Geological Survey communications award for science content. The exhibit presents large color reproductions of images captured by high-tech satellites constantly circling the globe, recording conditions and events that are nearly impossible to document on the planet’s surface.
Earth from Space is brought to you courtesy of the United States Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution.

If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

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