Winter Reading at Northbrook Public Library

Sign up. Read Books. Win Prizes.

Log Reading Activities Online

Winter Reading gives you the opportunity win great prizes for warming up with some good books during the cold winter months. Stop into  the library to sign up at a service desk or sign up and log your reading online

Babies: It's never too early to develop a love of literacy! Our fun Winter Reading activities for babies include doing a silly dance, clapping a rhythm, and attending a library storytime or concert. Babies will receive a board book and a special prize for completing the program.

Youth: Win a light-up spy pen when you log five literacy activities, like reading for  30 minutes, listening to an audiobook, or telling a story with a flashlight. They will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win prizes, and when their goal is completed, they'll win a free book!

Adults: Why should kids get all the fun? Adult participants will win a free book light when they read four or more books, plus a chance to win weekly raffles for gift cards and a grand prize drawing for an iPad Mini! 

If you're feeling stuck on what to read next, browse our catalog, visit one of our service desks, or fill out an online form to request a personalized reading recommendation. You can also download an eBook or eAudiobook to enjoy­—they count for Winter Reading, too.

How Do I Participate? 

You can sign up and can turn in your reading log at one of our service desks, or you can log your activities online. 

Sign Up and Track Your Reading Online

Want to log your reading activities online? Here's how it works:

  1. Visit our ReadSquared page
  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 our Summer Reading program, 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.