Walkathon Oct. 19 supports H-F scholarships in memory of 2015 graduate

Your reading pasttime could be earning money for first responders in Flossmoor.

The Flossmoor Public Library’s newly fashioned summer reading program is making every book count in its initiative to raise $1,000 for Flossmoor Police and Fire Departments.

Typically, libraries host summer reading programs for young readers as a way to encourage them to beat summer doldrums and keep reading while school’s out, said Anna Pauls, youth services manager. 

Summer reading needed a new twist this year due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced the library to find new . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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