Winter Reading

Winter Reading: Reading Rocks, January 2-February 28
Adults, Teens, and Independent Readers (grades 2-5) only have to read two books and choose two other activities, which include reading additional books, listening to a CD, watching a DVD, playing a video game, reading a magazine, or attending a program. Young Readers (birth-grade 1) have to have 16 books read to them (or read 16 books if they’re able). As usual, we’ll have sign-up and finishing prizes, plus a chance for finishers to win one of the grand prizes for each age group. Second chance reading logs will be available again and finishers will be entered for another chance at the grand prize.

Sign up for Winter Reading:

Adult program (18+) | Print the Adult log (pdf)
Teen program (grades 6-12) | Print the Teen log (pdf)
Independent Reader program (grades 2-5) | Print the Independent Reader log (pdf)
Young Reader program (birth-grade 1) | Print the Young Reader log (pdf)


To kick off winter reading we will have Culture Shock Chicago on January 15 for kids (and the young at heart) and to close out we will have an adults only dance party featuring The StingRays on February 23 (see details below).

culture shock chicago
Monday, January 15, 1-2 pm
Ages 6 and up. Get up and move in this high energy, entertaining and very interactive show. Experience the sights and sounds of hip-hop complete with a DJ and dance-off! Registration required.

The StingRays, 50’s,60’s,70’s Rock & Roll
Friday, February 23, 7-10 pm
Ages 21 and older. We’ll celebrate the end of Winter Reading with music, a wine/beer tasting (7-9 pm), and snacks. The StingRays will play the greatest rock music ever written from Rockabilly- to tons of 60s-70s. Limited to 100 people. You will be required to show ID when entering the Library. Registration is required. Cost is $5 per person and you may now pay online with a credit card when you register (click “Pay Now.”) No refunds.