Summer Reading


June 1 - July 31

Read anything you want, any way you want, and log how many minutes you spend reading. Join and log your progress on the Beanstack app or pick up a reading log at the library. Upon registration, all ages will receive a prize!

Each Friday during the challenge, we will be raffling off gift cards to local businesses. Everyone who has logged even 1 minute is eligible to win!  Additionally, everyone that completes the challenge earns a free book! 

The challenge will end with a grand prize raffle. Earn a raffle entry for completing the challenge by July 31! 

Grand Prize Drawings:

Kids | 6th grade and younger

Read 600 minutes or 10 hours

  • Rainbow Wooden Stacking Blocks
  • Kinetic Sand & Paint by Sticker Book
  • Super Spirograph
  • National Geographic Mega Crystal Growing Lab
Teen | 7th-12th grades

Read 800 minutes or 12 hours

  • $50 gift card to Gift of Games
  • $50 gift card to Jay’s Comics
Adults | Graduates and beyond

800 minutes or 12 hours

  • Family membership to the Chicago Botanic Garden 
  • Zshots Photography Family Portrait session

This app makes registering and tracking Summer Reading easier for everyone. Families can even manage all readers from one account!

Community Challenge

This year’s community goal is to read 1 Million Minutes!  If the goal is reached, Culver's of Grayslake will donate fresh frozen custard cups!