Reading Programs

Lincolnwood Reads

Join the Lincolnwood community of readers as we open the same books and close them with a deeper understanding of an annually chosen central topic. Participate in Lincolnwood Reads by exploring a book, attending enriching events, and coming together during this shared experience. Different titles will be chosen for adults and youth. Participants will earn prizes for participating in the program. Look out for more information about Lincolnwood Reads each winter.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Parents and caregivers are the first and best education providers during the 0-5 early critical years. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge is a simple and manageable endeavor — read a book, any book, to your child, with the goal of reading 1,000 before kindergarten. Through this program, you can help your little one blossom into a budding reader by promoting positive reading habits, encouraging caregiver and child bonding through reading, and helping to build early learning skills during a vital developmental stage. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten runs throughout the year.

Sign up for the program on Beanstack or visit the Youth and Teen Services desk to get started.

Books and more!

Need help picking out books to get you going on your reading journey? Visit our Read page for ideas, or stop by one of our service desks and a librarian will gladly help you with suggestions.

Interested in trying out a reading device? Our Library of Things collection houses Kindles pre-loaded with tons of content taylored for your reading tastes. 

Kindle eReaders
Kindles come pre-loaded with librarian selections depending on their edition. We have: Best Seller, Elementary, Fiction, Middle Grade, Nonfiction, and Teen & YA Kindles. Kindles are optimized for reading with long battery life.
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