The Library Lowdown

The Elm Grove Public Library, established and supported by the citizens of Elm Grove, provides access to library facilities, resources, and services necessary to meet the informational, educational, and leisure needs of all the people in the community. It assembles, preserves, and administers an organized collection of print and non-print materials to fill those needs. It places special emphasis on stimulating interest and life-long appreciation for reading and learning among children and adults alike

Win gift cards and more this summer with the Adult Summer Reading Program at the Elm Grove Library

The offical start of summer is just days away, and it hopefully it brings you more opportunities to catch up on your reading. Once again this summer, checking out books and sharing reviews about your favorites could win you great prizes such as gift cards or a collectible set of books at the Elm Grove Library. The adult summer reading program is back for another year, and it promises to be better than ever. The nine week program kicked off on Monday, and runs through August 17. Once again there are two components this year that could make you eligible for fantastic prizes.


The theme of this year’s adult summer reading program is “Literary Elements,” and it invites you to explore the many different facets of arts and literature. Better yet, it gives you two different ways to win great prizes:

1) Check out at least 2 adult books, audio books, or magazines and fill out an entry form for the weekly prize drawings, occurring every Monday from June 16 to August 18. Choose from an array of gift certificates to local businesses or other reading-themed prizes.

2) Fill out brief book reviews, available in the library or by clicking here, to be entered into the end of summer grand prize drawings, where you could win either a $50 Target gift card or a set of colorful books donated by local author Shauna Singh Baldwin. There are 30 classic books in all, including titles by award-winning authors such as Jeffery Eugenides and Julian Barnes. Submit as many reviews as you would like until the contest ends on August 17. The grand prize winners will be drawn on Monday, August 18.


So, get that summer reading list ready, and we’ll see you at the library! Come early and come often. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming children’s or adult summer reading programs, call the library at (262) 782-6717, or visit

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