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Summer Reading

Kids

June 1-August 16

Up to Grade 6

How to Participate:

Sign up here or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device to begin logging your reading and activities this summer! Use your login information from last time or create a new account.

Earn prizes throughout the summer and collect your finishing prizes once you reach your goal, including a drawing ticket for a chance to win one of our Grand Prizes:

  • Little Tykes Easy Store 3’ Trampoline
  • Micro Maxi Kickboard
  • Razor Deltawing Scooter

 

Teens

June 1-August 31

Grades 7-12

How to Participate:

Sign up here or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device. Use your login information from last time or create a new account.

Record 2 hours of reading to earn a tumbler to sip cold summer drinks. Each additional 2 hours you read earns you an entry in the Grand Prize drawing, plus entry in twice-a-month surprise gift card drawings. Complete all 10 activities in our bonus challenge list to earn a tote bag with a book and other goodies.

 

Adults

June 1-August 16

Ages 18 & Up

How to Participate: 

Sign up here or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device. Use your login information from last time or create a new account.

You can also pick up a reading log at the Library to start. Log your first book, ebook, or eaudiobook to win a pair of colorful sunglasses plus an entry in our Grand Prize drawing. Each additional book you read is another entry in the Grand Prize drawing. The Grand Prize is a colorful gift basket!

 

Join the Fun!

All Ages:

Reading Colors Your World: Outdoor Library Art Projects | REGISTER

Fabric Dyeing, Yarn BombingSunday, June 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (In-Person)

Community Rainbow Art Installation | Sunday, June 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (In-Person)

Chalk MuralsSunday, June 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (In-Person)

 

For Kids

Summer Reading Kick-Off Storytime: Reading Colors Your World!

Wednesday, June 2, 10-10:30 a.m. | REGISTER

Thursday, June 3, 6-6:30 p.m. | REGISTER

Ages 5 & Under 

Sign up for this storytime to hear all about Summer Reading. Registrants receive a special prize! Please only pick one storytime to attend. 

Summer Reading Kick-Off Rallies | DROP IN 

Saturday, June 5 (In-Person)

Feldman Park: 8800 Kathy Lane, Niles, 9-10 a.m.

Dee Park: 9229 W. Emerson St., Des Plaines, 12-1 p.m.

Oketo Park: 8950 Oketo Ave., Morton Grove, 3-4 p.m.

Attend a school in our District? Come by and say hi, learn about Summer Reading, help us out with a craft project, and get a fun prize!

 

For Teens

Summer Reading Kick-Off Rallies | DROP IN

Saturday, June 5 (In-Person)

Feldman Park: 8800 Kathy Lane, Niles, 9-10 a.m.

Dee Park: 9229 W. Emerson St., Des Plaines, 12-1 p.m.

Oketo Park: 8950 Oketo Ave., Morton Grove, 3-4 p.m.

Come by and say “Hi,” learn about Summer Reading, challenge us to a Nerf War, and get a fun prize!

 

For Adults

An Evening with Martha Hall Kelly | REGISTER

Tuesday, June 1, 7-8 p.m.

Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls, Lost Roses, and Sunflower Sisters, speaks about her writing process and the inspiration for her stories. Discussion and Q&A will follow. This program is presented in partnership with multiple Illinois public libraries. 

An Evening with Casey McQuiston | REGISTER

Wednesday, July 14, 7-8 p.m.

Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White and Royal Blue and One Last Stop speaks about her writing process and the inspiration for her stories. Discussion and Q&A will follow. This program is presented in partnership with multiple Illinois public libraries.