Reading Colors Your World

Summer Reading is Here!

We have a Summer Reading program for every age. Learn about the great prizes you can earn for reading throughout the summer.

Sign up & track reading online

Summer Reading Prizes

Adult Prizes: Log four or more books to earn a colorful mouse pad and be entered into a drawing to win a one-year Chicago Botanic Garden membership.

Teen Prizes (Grades 6-12): Log your reading to earn a free book, coupons to local businesses, and drawing tickets for a chance to win Apple AirPods or gift cards. Watch our video to learn more about Summer Reading and the prizes you can win.

Youth Prizes (3yrs. - Grade 5): Log your reading to earn coupons to local businesses and be entered to win prizes including a bicycle, a Nintendo Switch, a $100 Book Bin gift card, and more. Kids will also earn a free book for completing the program. Watch our video to learn more about the prizes you can win.

Baby Prizes (Birth - 3yrs): Sign up and complete fun literacy activities with your baby to earn a free board book and a rainbow ribbon hand kite.  

Looking for something to read?

If you're feeling stuck on what to read next, we have some great ideas: 

Sign up and log your reading online or print a reading log

Starting June 1, you'll be able to visit this page to sign up and track your reading online, by phone, or by email. You can also stop by the library to sign up and log your reading during open hours.

Sign up and track your reading online using READquared

  1. Visit our READsquared page or download the READsquared app on the App Store or Google Play.

  2. From the top right of the page, click Register (to create a new account) or Login (if you already have an account). If you created an account for one of our past reading programs, you can use the same account information to log in.

  3. Once you log in, to add a reading activity, click the "Enter Activity" button.

  4. Enter your reading activity and click the "Submit" button.

If you're having trouble logging in, please call the Youth Services department at 847-272-4300 or the Fiction & Media department at 847-272-2958.

Sign up and track reading by email



Sign up and track reading by phone

Adults: 847-272-2830

Youth: 847-272-4300

Like using a paper reading log?

If you'd rather track your reading on paper, you can visit one of our service desks to pick up a log or use the links below to download and print a log to track your reading.