Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 | 708-867-7828
Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM
Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM
Sun: 1PM to 5PM
4613 N Oketo Ave
Harwood Heights, IL 60706
708-867-7828

4613 N Oketo Ave, Harwood Heights, IL 60706 708-867-7828

Mon – Thur: 9AM to 9PM | Fri – Sat: 9AM to 5PM | Sun: 1PM to 5PM

Summer Reading 2024: Read, Renew Repeat!

Get the Beanstack mobile app for iOS and Android devices

June 01–August 03, 2024

Excitement, fun, and prizes await those who journey to the Eisenhower Library to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge, Read, Renew, Repeat!

This summer, kids, teens, and adults who sign up to participate will get a tote bag (while supplies last) featuring artwork by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Jason Chin, filled with goodies to get your challenge off to a good start. Read, renew and repeat to get even more prizes. The more time you spend reading this summer, the more chances you’ll earn to win great prizes and enter our fantastic drawings.

Log your reading, write reviews, and enter prize drawings with the Beanstack App or website. Prefer to play on paper? Ask for a reading log at a library service desk.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Saturday, June 01, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Kick off your summer reading journey with a bang! Drop into the Library to sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge, pick up your tote bag and other registration prizes, then enjoy a delicious, frozen treat from the Chicago Ice Cream Truck!

While supplies last, your tote bag will include free items from Portillo’s, Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A, Lou Malnati’s, and/or Rainbow Cone!

Halfway Prize Day

Monday, July 01, 12:00-8:00 PM

Reaching the halfway point of our Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t mean you don’t still have plenty of time to earn some great prizes!

Any kid, teen, or adult who signs up to participate today, or who is already signed up, can play a game to win tickets to our Pop Up Book Shop! Then, read as much as you can before August 3rd, for chances to win even more!


Kids Summer Reading

For Kids in Grade Six and Younger

Earn virtual badges and real-life prizes all throughout the summer for the minutes you spend reading. Read for 100 minutes to earn a toy prize and another for every 100 more minutes up to 500. When you reach 500 minutes you’ll get to choose a book to keep. If you make it all the way to 1000 minutes, pick another book.

At the end of the summer, Norridge and Harwood Heights resident who reach 500 and 1000 minutes can enter a drawing to win one of our Grand Prizes, a $150 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card, $150 AMC Theatres gift card, or $50 Roblox gift card!

Register on Beanstack

Grand Prizes are reserved for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. Everyone is eligible for registration rewards and other prizes.

Teen Summer Reading

For Teens in Grades Seven-Twelve

Each book you read this summer earns a trip to our Pop-up Bookshop where you can get free books, movies, and other goodies. You’ll also earn chances to win one of our Grand Prizes: a Best of the Year book bundle, a DIY miniature BookNook Kit, or $100 gift cards to AMC Theatres, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or Sweet Oasis.

Register on Beanstack

Grand Prizes are reserved for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. Everyone is eligible for registration rewards and other prizes.

Adults Summer Reading

For Adults Age 18 and Up

Each book you read this summer earns a trip to our Pop-up Bookshop where you can get free books, movies, CDs, and more. You’ll also earn chances to win one of our Grand Prizes: a Best of the Year book bundle, memberships to the Art Institute, $100 gift cards to AMC Theatres, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or Caputo’s Fresh Market, an Aura digital picture frame, a DIY miniature BookNook Kit, or a Storyworth Subscription, featuring a year’s worth of story prompts culminating in a hardcover book filled with your memories.

Register on Beanstack

Gold Medal prizes are reserved for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. Everyone is eligible for registration rewards and other prizes.

Baby's First Book Bag

Baby’s First Book Bag

Birth–17 Months

Are you an expectant parent? Do you have a new child or grandchild? Live in Norridge or Harwood Heights? We’d love to help welcome the newest member of your family. Drop into Kids World with your Eisenhower Library card and your child’s name or due date to receive a complimentary book bag that comes with a book and information to start your baby in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.

Categories: Adults, Kids, Teens, and Upcoming Events.

Summer Reading 2024: Read, Renew Repeat!

Get the Beanstack mobile app for iOS and Android devices

June 01–August 03, 2024

Excitement, fun, and prizes await those who journey to the Eisenhower Library to participate in our Summer Reading Challenge, Read, Renew, Repeat!

This summer, kids, teens, and adults who sign up to participate will get a tote bag (while supplies last) featuring artwork by Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Jason Chin, filled with goodies to get your challenge off to a good start. Read, renew and repeat to get even more prizes. The more time you spend reading this summer, the more chances you’ll earn to win great prizes and enter our fantastic drawings.

Log your reading, write reviews, and enter prize drawings with the Beanstack App or website. Prefer to play on paper? Ask for a reading log at a library service desk.

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Saturday, June 01, 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Kick off your summer reading journey with a bang! Drop into the Library to sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge, pick up your tote bag and other registration prizes, then enjoy a delicious, frozen treat from the Chicago Ice Cream Truck!

While supplies last, your tote bag will include free items from Portillo’s, Raising Cane’s, Chick-fil-A, Lou Malnati’s, and/or Rainbow Cone!

Halfway Prize Day

Monday, July 01, 12:00-8:00 PM

Reaching the halfway point of our Summer Reading Challenge doesn’t mean you don’t still have plenty of time to earn some great prizes!

Any kid, teen, or adult who signs up to participate today, or who is already signed up, can play a game to win tickets to our Pop Up Book Shop! Then, read as much as you can before August 3rd, for chances to win even more!


Kids Summer Reading

For Kids in Grade Six and Younger

Earn virtual badges and real-life prizes all throughout the summer for the minutes you spend reading. Read for 100 minutes to earn a toy prize and another for every 100 more minutes up to 500. When you reach 500 minutes you’ll get to choose a book to keep. If you make it all the way to 1000 minutes, pick another book.

At the end of the summer, Norridge and Harwood Heights resident who reach 500 and 1000 minutes can enter a drawing to win one of our Grand Prizes, a $150 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card, $150 AMC Theatres gift card, or $50 Roblox gift card!

Register on Beanstack

Grand Prizes are reserved for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. Everyone is eligible for registration rewards and other prizes.

Teen Summer Reading

For Teens in Grades Seven-Twelve

Each book you read this summer earns a trip to our Pop-up Bookshop where you can get free books, movies, and other goodies. You’ll also earn chances to win one of our Grand Prizes: a Best of the Year book bundle, a DIY miniature BookNook Kit, or $100 gift cards to AMC Theatres, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or Sweet Oasis.

Register on Beanstack

Grand Prizes are reserved for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. Everyone is eligible for registration rewards and other prizes.

Adults Summer Reading

For Adults Age 18 and Up

Each book you read this summer earns a trip to our Pop-up Bookshop where you can get free books, movies, CDs, and more. You’ll also earn chances to win one of our Grand Prizes: a Best of the Year book bundle, memberships to the Art Institute, $100 gift cards to AMC Theatres, Dick’s Sporting Goods, or Caputo’s Fresh Market, an Aura digital picture frame, a DIY miniature BookNook Kit, or a Storyworth Subscription, featuring a year’s worth of story prompts culminating in a hardcover book filled with your memories.

Register on Beanstack

Gold Medal prizes are reserved for residents of Norridge and Harwood Heights. Everyone is eligible for registration rewards and other prizes.

Baby's First Book Bag

Baby’s First Book Bag

Birth–17 Months

Are you an expectant parent? Do you have a new child or grandchild? Live in Norridge or Harwood Heights? We’d love to help welcome the newest member of your family. Drop into Kids World with your Eisenhower Library card and your child’s name or due date to receive a complimentary book bag that comes with a book and information to start your baby in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.

Categories: Adults, Kids, Teens, and Upcoming Events.