Check our Events Calendar for all the special events all summer.


BeanstackWe’ve partnered with the Beanstack Tracker app to run our Summer Reading Programs in an easy-to-use, all-inclusive app! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Learn how to use it with our tutorial.



  1. Download “Beanstack Tracker” to your device or visit
  2. Create an account with your library, name, and email address. 
  3. Choose your Summer Reading Challenge!

Adult sumer reading prize

Adults 18 & older (June 6-July 30)

Read Beyond the Beaten Path! (Ages: 18 & up)

Adult Summer Reading

June 6 - July 30


Read beyond the beaten path! The more you read this summer, the more entries you earn towards prizes. Use the Beanstack website or mobile app to log the minutes you read for a chance to win. Paper logs will be available for those not using the Beanstack platform

Win Weekly

Log at least 60 minutes each week (Sunday through Saturday) to be entered into a weekly drawing. Weekly winners will be drawn the following Monday and can choose from an assortment of prizes!

Choose Your Own Adventure…

Earn the completion badge to be eligible for our end-of-summer grand prize drawing. Complete the challenge by earning ten (10) badges, five (5) of which must be logging badges of minutes read. The other five (5) can be any combination of logging, review or activity badges. Any additional badges earned will be weighted to increase your chance of winning the grand prize drawing! The grand prize winner will be able to choose an experience for up to four (4) individuals: C3 CityPass Tickets, Brookfield Zoo Family Membership or single-game tickets to the Chicago Cubs or White Sox.



Youth & Teen (June 6-July 30)

Read Off the Beaten Path (Ages: Birth-18)

The Summer Reading Program is split into 3 age categories based on what grade your child is going into. This means a child who is finishing 5th grade will be considered a 6th grader.

All three programs start on Monday, June 6. All Summer Reading Programs end on Saturday, July 30.

All reading will be measured in time spent reading. There are no restrictions on what kids are reading for the Library's Summer Reading Program. Audiobooks or listening to others read to you count as reading.

Take reading off the beaten path this summer! Log the minutes you read to earn badges and rewards.  Download the Beanstack app and start logging!  Each badge earns a raffle ticket
towards a grand prize and a small prize at the library.  Complete the whole challenge and youth will earn a free book.


Preschool Summer Reading

June 6 - July 30

[Birth - PreK]

Encourage early literacy skills by reading with your kids every day! Earn double the credit by also signing up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.


Elementary Summer Reading

June 6 - July 30

[K-5th grade]

Reading is fun, especially when you take it off the beaten path. You can read in a fort, read on vacation, read at the park, and wherever else you go this summer. Earn prizes and have fun!


Teen Summer Reading

June 6 - July 30

[6th-12th grade]

All reading counts--Books, magazines, and RPG video games. Scrolling through tweets for hours? Or fall down a Reddit hole? Guess what? That's READING and it COUNTS! Log it!


Daycare Centers

Daycare groups are always welcome in the library. Daycare groups may not participate in scheduled summer programming due to limited participant numbers for programs. We are happy to set up special times and programs for your group. Please call Beth (708-474-2447 x110) to make arrangements for special programs. Thank you.


Multi-Library Geocaching Event (All ages) (June 6-August 6)

Join us for the 10th Annual Multi-Library Geocaching Event! All library patrons are invited to use clues and geographic coordinates to find hidden “geocaches” at numerous participating area libraries.  For each listed geocacheyou discover, you earn a chance to win a
$25 Gift Card. 

To be eligible for the prize drawing, your library card from a participating library must be in good standing.  Also, you will need to have a QR code reader app on your smartphone to complete the log and prize drawing form. 

All ages welcome! Find all the official clues at starting Monday, June 6. 
The competition ends Saturday, August 6, so let the adventure begin! 
More information can also be found at