Summer Reading Challenge

Let reading connect you with your Library, community, and world!

Teens and Adults 

Challenge yourself to read books in a variety of categories and complete activities that connect you with your world.

For every book and activity completed, you will automatically get entered into the weekly raffle drawings. Finish a log (4 books, 2 activities) and receive a raffle entry for one of the grand prize baskets.

Get started:

Kids (Birth-Grade 8)

Connect with your world by reading books and completing activities. Log your progress to earn prizes for reading books or minutes. Complete activities in the Library and community for entries into our weekly raffles. Finish the challenge to earn a completion book prize and entry into the Grand Prize Raffle.

Pick up earned summer reading prizes inside at the Youth Desk during Library hours. The Wednesday, August 11 summer reading outdoor canopy prize pick-up is cancelled due to weather. Please call the Youth Services desk at 847-729-7500 x7900 to have earned prizes put at the Drive-Up Window for pick-up instead.

How to Register

The more you read, the greater your chances to win prizes!

There are three ways to register and log your progress:

  1. Online at
  2. Mobile through the Beanstack app
  3. In person at the Reader Services or Youth Services Desk

If you used Beanstack in the past, you can use that same login.

Still need help? Watch these tutorials for step-by-step instructions.

Summer Volunteers

* The Summer Volunteer Team is currently full. If more space opens, this message will be removed. *

Looking for summer volunteer opportunities? Visit our volunteer page for more information.

Community Partners

View our list of Community Partners and learn how to earn your activity badges using the codes posted in each business and community location.