Summer Reading

Read Beyond the Beaten Path, June 1-August 14

Beginning June 1, sign-up for our all-ages reading challenge. Track the books you read using Beanstack and you’ll earn digital badges, a halfway prize, and grand prize tickets as you go. The Plinko board returns this summer for your halfway prize, which you can claim beginning June 13. Finish the challenge and you’ll earn a completion prize, which you may pick up beginning June 13 too.

We recommend downloading the Beanstack Tracker app (iOS | Android), but you may also log your reading online. Watch a quick video on how Beanstack works.

Paper logs will be available at the Library or printable below. 

  • Young Readers (infants-grade 1 in the fall) | Print a log
    Read 40 books with or to your child to finish the challenge. Reading 10 books earns a digital badge and one grand prize ticket!
    Grand prizes: Extraordinary Explorer, Inquisitive Entomologist, and Curious Creative.
  • Independent Readers (grades 2-5 in the fall) | Print a log
    Read 4 books to finish the challenge. Each book earns a digital badge and one grand prize ticket!
    Grand prizes: Outdoor Enthusiast, Adventures in Crafting, World Explorer, and Dolphin Swim Club Package
  • Teens (grades 6-12 in the fall) | Print a log
    Read 4 books to finish the challenge. Each book earns a digital badge and one grand prize ticket!

    Grand prizes:
    Fast Foodie, Backyard Sports, Burrito Bonanza
  • Adults (ages 18+) | Print a log
    Read 4 books to finish the challenge. Each book earns a digital badge and one grand prize ticket!

    Grand prize: 6 winners will each receive a $50 gift card to the Cary, Fox River Grove, or Crystal Lake business of their choice.

Also take part in our all ages Nature Preserve Expedition this summer!

A big thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors:

Cary Dairy Ice Cream Cafe
Cary Park District
Chicago Fire
Chick-Fil-A (Crystal Lake)
Classic Cinemas (Woodstock)
Culvers (Crystal Lake)
Dolphin Swim Club
Julie Ann’s
Kane County Cougars
Lee’s Martial Arts
Mathnasium (Cary)
McDonald’s (Cary)
McHenry Co. Fair Association
Raising Cane’s (Crystal Lake)
Sage YMCA
Texas Roadhouse Grill (Crystal Lake)