Participate in the 2018 Summer Reading Program and earn rewards!
Friday, June 1st - Tuesday, 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 4. Sign up between June 1st and 3rd and get an extra ticket for the Grand Prize Raffles!
Read every day. For every 20 minutes you read, color in a circle on your log in the appropriate week. Did you listen to a book? Those minutes count too! You earn 1 point for every 20 minutes you read and we encourage you to read 20 minutes a day; 7 points per week maximum. Write down your favorite book of the week on your log.
Complete the weekly in-library activity. Bring your log to the library desk along with your completed activity to get a stamp and two points for the week. Activities are available for birth through 6th grade, are week-specific, and must be completed and checked in during the same visit; one activity stamp per week.
Attend a Library program. Earn a stamp in your log and two points when you attend a program. Be sure to bring your log to the program you attend; one program stamp per week.
Get bonus points. Earn bonus points for visiting us outside of the Library. See us at the Farmer’s Market on June 9 and July 21 or the Park District’s Tunes on Tuesday on July 24 to earn an extra stamp and two bonus points for each event.
Collect Points and Earn Rewards:
Add up your points earned throughout the summer and earn great prizes! Stop by the Youth Desk to collect prizes when you have reached these point totals:
10 points: T-shirt. Get a Summer Reading T-shirt. Attend a tie-dye event to decorate your shirt, held on June 19 and 28, and July 14 and 25.
20 points: Token. Earn a token to use in our prize machine. Special prizes for children under 3.
30 points: Token and Coupons. Earn another token for our prize machine and receive coupons for food and fun in the area. Special prizes for children under 3.
40 points: Book. Choose from a variety of brand new books to take home and keep.
60 points: Wall of Fame and Token. Add your name to our Wall of Fame. Earn a bonus token to use in our prize machine. Special prizes for children under 3.
Going on vacation? Earn points for reading while away. Check in when you come back.
Enter Grand Prize Raffles:
Get a raffle ticket for our Grand Prize Raffles each week when you check in at the Youth Services Desk. Put your earned Grand Prize Raffle tickets in the box by the prize you hope to win. One ticket will be drawn for each raffle item at the end of the program. Winners will be notified the first week of August.
Last day to check in and collect prizes is July 31.
Don't know what to read? Check out our Summer Slide Reading Lists.