Participate in the 2016 Summer Reading Program and earn rewards!
Teachers, click HERE to comment for a chance to win books for your classroom.
Wednesday June 1st - Sunday, July 31st
Kids from birth through sixth grade. Entering 7th grade and up? Sign up for the Teen program.
How to Participate
Sign up. Sign up anytime starting June 1. Check-ins and activities begin June 6. Sign up between June 1st and 5th and get an extra ticket for the Grand Prize Raffles!
Read every day. We encourage you to read 20 minutes a day. For every 20 minutes you read, circle a ball on your log in that week’s box. Did you listen to a book? Those minutes count too! You earn 1 point for every 20 minutes you read; 7 points per week maximum. Write down your favorite book of the week.
Check in at the library. Get a raffle ticket for our Grand Prize Raffles once a week when you check in at the Youth Desk and report in on what you are reading.
Complete our weekly activity sheet. Stop by the volunteer table and complete the activity sheet for the week. Show your sheet to the volunteer to get a stamp on your log and 2 points for the week. Activity sheets are week-specific and must be completed and checked in within the same week.
Attend a Library program. When you attend a program, earn a stamp in your log and 2 points for the week. Be sure to bring your log to hte program you attend; only one program stamp per week.
Visit us outside of the Library. Earn bonus points for visiting us outside of the library. See us at the Farmer's Market on June 25th and July 9th or the Park District's Tunes on Tuesday on July 12th to earn an extra stamp and 2 bonus points for overtime visits.
Add up your points scored throughout the summer and earn great prizes! Stop by the Youth Desk to collect prizes when you have reached these point totals:
10 points (5 pts for children under 2): T-shirt. Get a Summer Reading t-shirt. Attend one of our tie-dye events to decorate your shirt held on June 22, 24, and 28 July 14, and 27.
20 points (10 pts for children under 2): Token. Earn a token to usein our Summer Reading Prize Machine. Separate prizes for children under 3.
30 points (15 pts for children under 2): Token. Earn a token to use in our Summer Reading Prize Machine. You'll also take home coupons for food and fun in the area. Separate prizes for children under 3.
40 points (20 pts for children under 2): Book. Pick from a variety of brand new books. It is yours to take home and keep!
50 or more points: Stop by the desk to add your name to our Camper Wall of Fame!
Grand Prize Raffles: Put your earned Grand Prize Raffle tickets in the box by the prize you hope to win. When the Summer Reading Program ends, one winning ticket will be drawn for each of the raffle items. Winners will be notified the first week of August.
Going on vacation? Don’t worry! Keep track of treading score and stop by when you come back.
Last day to check in and collect prizes is July 31.
Don't know what to read? Check out our Summer Slide Reading Lists.