Berwyn’s very own World’s Largest Laundromat has been running a summer reading program Read-to-Ride since 2000 with Berwyn Public Library and Cicero Public Library. This year, they will also be running their Write-to-Ride program for its third year.

The Read-to-Ride program encourages local youth between the ages of 6-15 to turn in a raffle ticket for each book read this summer. At the end of the summer, World’s Largest Laundromat holds a big party where they draw 20 winners from the raffle tickets. The winners will receive a brand-new bicycle and helmet courtesy of Dan’s Bike Shop in Berwyn. This year’s program began on June 5 and all entries need to be submitted by August 18. Winners will be announced on August 19 at the party. With over 8,000 books read by participants in Read-to-Ride 2016, this year should be just as successful, if not more!

The Write-to-Ride program is coming back for a successful third year. The program is a short story writing contest for junior high and high school students who must be going into those grades in the coming fall to qualify. The contestants must write an original piece of fiction no more than 2,000 words. The limit is one entry per contestant. The first prize is a brand-new bicycle and second and third prizes are gift cards to a bookstore. Write-to-Ride begins June 5th and winners will be announced on August 19th during the party.

For more information and instructions, visit World’s Largest Laundromat or Berwyn Public Library and Cicero Public Library.

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