Summer Reading 2024: A Galaxy of Stories

Welcome to our 2024 Summer Reading Program!

Whether you are 1 month old or 100 years old, we have a reading program for you this summer!  Our Summer Reading Program runs from June 1-July 31.  Get started by visiting the library to register and pick up your reading log from June 1. You can also register and track your reading online.

Check out all our Summer Reading programs and events, including the Summer Reading Kickoff Party on June 7

Summer Reading 2024 FAQ

What is the Lincolnwood Library Summer Reading Program?

The Summer Reading Program is an annual initiative to promote enjoyment of reading and literacy to children, teens and adults. Each summer, Lincolnwood Library offers programs and events aligned with a Summer Reading theme, which this year A Galaxy of Stories.

Why is Summer Reading important?

Research shows that kids who don’t practice reading skills during the summer can lose gains in ability made the previous academic year. This is often called the "summer slide". Lincolnwood Library helps kids and teens counter the summer slide by offering access to books, programs, and presenters during the summer months. In fact, just 20 minutes of reading a day can increase a child's exposure to language, knowledge, and the world around them.

When does Summer Reading start and end?

Summer Reading begins Saturday, June 1st and ends on Wednesday, July 31st. You can log your reading in July and July, but will not be able to log reading after July 31. 

Join us at the Library on Friday, June 7th from 4-6:30pm for our Summer Reading Kickoff Party. 

How do I find out more information about Summer Reading at Lincolnwood Library?

Feel free to stop by any time to ask library staff about our Summer Reading Program. We will also update this website and our social media accounts often with new information and updates. Follow @lincolnwoodlibrary on Facebook, and Instagram.  We also offer a weekly email newsletter with featured programming, reading recommendations, and more tips for summer fun. Sign up online to receive them. 

Do I need to register for events?

To participate in our Summer Reading Program and earn prizes, you will need to register. You can register anytime beginning on June 1st. Most programs will also require registration. See our current newsletter or find a full list of events and registration details at 

Will there be prizes?

It wouldn't be Summer Reading without fun, and unique prizes. All Lincolnwood cardholders will receive a t-shirt upon registration starting June 1st, to mark this year's theme; A Galaxy of Stories. Non-residents can register to participate starting June 1st but can not claim their t-shirt until July 1st. T-shirts are available while supplies last. 

Both the Youth & Teen Services and Adult Services departments will have various incentives for participants. Please see the individual programs for more information.


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