Summer Reading starts June 1

Sign up to log your reading online, or by phone or email. You can also stop by the library to sign up and log your reading during any of our open hours or sign up at our Summer Reading Kickoff event on June 5 from 1-4pm.

This year, all of our Summer Reading programs give you the opportunity to earn a free canvas tote bag (like the circulating zippered tote bags in the lobby). Our tote bag is the perfect accessory for carrying your reading to the park, the beach, or wherever your travels take you. Learn more about Summer Reading prizes. And if you're looking for something to read, we have some great suggestions!

Log your reading 

Sign Up and Log Your Reading

You can sign up and log your reading online using the READquared website or app.

  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 "Log Reading" 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 log reading by email



Sign up and log reading by phone

Adults: 847-272-2830

Youth: 847-272-4300

Would you prefer to print a paper reading log?

If you'd rather track your reading on a paper log, 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. 

Summer Reading Prizes

Adult Prizes: Log reading for the chance to win gift cards in our weekly drawing. When you log 4 or more books, you'll earn a canvas tote bag (like the bags you can check out in our lobby) and a free book from the Friends' Bookshop. You will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a one-year Chicago Botanic Garden Household Plus 1 Year membership.

Teen Prizes (Grades 6-12): Log reading to earn coupons to local businesses, plus drawing tickets for a chance to win a Book Bin gift card, Kindle Fire 10, or Apple AirPods Pro. After 10 hours logged, you'll earn a free book. If you complete additional bonus activities, you can earn a drawing ticket for a Target gift card and a canvas tote bag.

Youth Prizes (3yrs. - Grade 5): Log your reading to earn coupons to local businesses and earn drawing tickets for a chance to win a 24" bike, Oculus Quest VR System, Lego Duplo Train set, Telescope, or a Northbrook Days wrist band. You can also earn a free book for completing the program and a canvas tote bag for completing bonus activities. Watch our cute summer reading video.

Baby Prizes (Birth - 3 yrs.): Caregivers can sign up and complete fun literacy activities with their little one, like making a tent out of blankets, singing a song, blowing bubbles, etc. After you complete 10 activities, you'll earn a Kindermusik Shaker Egg. When you complete the program (20 activities) you'll earn a free board book for your baby and a canvas tote bag for you! 

Looking for Something to Read?

We have some great suggestions! 

Summer Reading Sponsors & Partners

Summer Reading is sponsored by the Thomas & Kathleen Laird Family Foundation

We thank all of our Summer Reading sponsors and partners and appreciate their support of this great community program.

Summer Reading Sponsor Logos