June 07–July 31
This summer, you can use the summer reading website and mobile app, Beanstack to track your reading progress. Families can all sign in under one account for easy tracking of the books you read. You can also log summer reading activities, earn badges, redeem prizes, and write reviews.
If you can’t access the Beanstack website or app, give us a call at 708-867-7828 and we’ll help you get registered for the Summer Reading Challenge.
Kids Summer Reading Challenge
Birth – Going into Grade 6
Add color, culture, and diversity into your reading this summer. When you join our Summer Reading Challenge, you’ll earn a toy, STEAM activity kit, or book for every 100 minutes you read up to 500 minutes. An extra prize will be awarded at 1000 minutes. You can also win prizes by completing activity challenges like drawing a picture, singing a song, or organizing a home dance party!
Teen and Adults Summer Reading
Teens Grades 6 – 12 and Adults Age 18 & up
Sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge and pick up your yard sign and tote bag at the Answers Desk or through curbside pickup/home delivery. While supplies last you’ll also receive a book when your register. Get to work tracking your reading and writing book reviews on Beanstack. At the end of summer, lucky readers will be chosen at random to win gift cards from Michaels’ or Joann craft stores.
While supplies last, you’ll earn your first prize just by registering. It’s a sweet canvas tote bag featuring artwork by children’s book illustrator, Rafael López along with a set of fabric markers. Color your tote bag and share photos of your finished artwork on social media with the hashtag #IkeSummerReading.
When you register, you’ll also receive a Summer Reading yard sign. Place the sign in your yard to proudly announce your status as a superstar reader. Share photos of your sign on social media with the hashtag #IkeSummerReading.
Ebooks & Audiobooks
Norridge and Harwood Heights residents can also borrow ebooks and audiobooks with our digital services Libby/Overdrive, Hoopla, and Tumblebooks to complete Summer Reading Challenges.