Set sail for an Ocean of Possibilities - Summer Reading 2023 is here!
Oh buoy, are we excited about this year’s summer reading program! Read and log your progress to earn fun badges and milestone prizes. Little minnows can earn a free book, and finishers PreK through Adult get a t-shirt. We’re not trying to pier-pressure you into joining, but we think you’ll have a whale of a good time!
Registration opens on June 1st for all ages and the challenge runs through July 31. Enroll anytime during the challenge to dive into the fun!
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
Log your progress via the Beanstack tracker app:
If you prefer to track your reading on paper, print a log below or pick one up at the library:
Keep track of your books or hours of reading. Then come to either library location or call at 847-458-6060 (ext 135 for Youth or ext 143 for Teen and Adult) to log your books with us. We will alert you to any prizes you've earned! Want to know more about the goals and prizes? Read on below.
This year's GRAND prizes!
While all readers can enjoy the milestone prizes mentioned above, Summer Reading also earns AAPLD cardholders tickets for chances to win grand prizes like a Lake Michigan Dinner Cruise (Adults), a $50 Amazon Gift Card (Teen and Youth), Brookfield Zoo passes (Youth and Baby/Toddler) and more! The Summer Reading grand prize winners will be drawn and notified the week of August 7.
Work together to reach our community goals!
Adults - 5,000 books read
Teens - 2,000 hours of reading
Kids - 35,000 books read and 13,500 hours of reading
Explore books AND YOUR COMMUNITY!
Stella the Starfish, Daphne the Dolphin, and Claude the Crab, oh my! Support 10 local businesses and pick up a scavenger hunt sheet when you register for Summer Reading at either Library location. The hunt begins June 1.
Kids can match the sea creature to the local business where they found them. As for the adults, challenge yourself with a crossword puzzle designed to test your wits. Return completed worksheets to the Library by August 5 to earn an entry into a raffle for another great prize.