June 01–August 15
With the library not yet open, it’s a difficult time to kick off our Summer Reading Challenge but we’ve been digging into ways for you to read and earn prizes without even leaving the house.
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 submit raffle entries for prize drawings.
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.
Printed reading logs can be sent to Norridge and Harwood Heights through our home delivery service.
While supplies last, you’ll earn your first prize just by registering. It’s a sweet canvas totebag featuring artwork by children’s book illustrator, Rafael López.
Totebags and other prizes can be sent to Norridge and Harwood Heights resident though our home delivery service or can be picked up when the library reopens.
Kids Summer Reading Challenge
Birth – Going into Grade 6
How deep can you dig into Summer Reading? This summer, 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
Unearth some of the best food, games, and more right her in Norridge and Harwood Heights. For every three books you read, you’ll earn a raffle ticket that you can enter into drawing to win gift certificates for Twins Gyros, Rocco Vino’s, Allegretti’s Bakery, Sweet Oasis, Aldi, Rolling Stones Records or Bookshop.org. Earn extra entries when you finish six books and when you complete activities like writing book reviews on Beanstack, drawing pictures, taking selfies, or writing poetry.
While the library is closed, Norridge and Harwood Heights residents can request home delivery of library books and other materials through home delivery and curbside pickup.