“Reading Brings Us Close at Heart”:
Social Distancing Summer Reading 2020

Monday June 8 - Saturday, August 1

 Kickoff Incentives

Youth ages 18 & under will receive a black-and-white Summer Reading logo t-shirt and free new book for their age level (while supplies last). Additionally, tie dye kits will be given to the first 100 families who sign up. After signup, claim your incentives and get your Summer Reading Folder by curbside pickup.

 Adults ages 18 & up will receive a pair of gardening gloves with their Summer Reading Folder (while supplies last). If you are 18, you may select either the youth or adult program.

How to Sign Up

Visit our website at or call 708-535-2027. We encourage everyone to log their progress online or in the free app. Staff can help you log online by phone or live chat. Logging instructions and paper reading logs will be in your Summer Reading Folder. If you can’t log online, use your paper reading log and call staff periodically to report progress.

What counts as reading? Books, magazines, graphic novels, eBooks, audiobooks, and eAudiobooks (from the library or home).

 How to Participate

Birth-PreK: Read 30 books. Log every time you read a book. Read 30 books to be entered into a drawing for end-of-summer prizes!

Grades K-2: Read 10 minutes a day for 5 days a week.

 Grades 3-6: Read 20 minutes a day for 5 days a week.

Teen (Grades 7-12): Read 30 minutes a day for 6 days a week.

Log every time you read or complete a fun weekly challenge. Complete your goal to be entered into a drawing for end-of-summer prizes!

Adults (ages 18 & up): Read 3 books to win a prize.

Log every time you read a book and complete other online challenges for drawing tickets for additional end-of-summer prizes!