Reading Programs

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Program runs from June 1 – July 28
Read all summer long with the St. Charles Public Library!


ALL AGES are invited to sign up at the library, online or print a logto track your reading and listening—it all counts!  If you complete your log, print the bonus log here!


Registration opens on Saturday, June 1. The last day to log reading and redeem prizes is
Sunday, July 28


You will earn a prize at the halfway point of 500 minutes and another prize once you’ve read 1,000 minutes! Visit the Library to pick up your prizes starting Monday, June 10!


Prizes for reading 500 minutes: 

  • Kids: Spin the prize wheel 
  • Young Adults: Keychain Lanyard 
  • Adults: Notepad 


Prizes for reading 1,000 minutes: 

  • Kids: Prize book of your choice and another spin of the prize wheel
  • Young Adults: Prize book of your choice 
  • Adults: Tire Gauge Keychain 


Every 500 minutes of reading earns you an entry into one of our Grand Prize Drawings. Keep reading for more chances to win! 




Kids Grand Prizes


  • 3D Printing Pen 
  • KODAK Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera 
  • Customizable Remote Control Car 
  • LEGO Technic NEOM McLaren Formula E Race Car 
  • Target Gift Card 
  • Bluey Playset 
  • Telescope 
  • Special Supplies Stepping Stones 
  • Playtime Favorites Bundle

    • No-Spill Bubble Machine (with batteries and bubble refill)
    • Play Tunnel
    • Sensory Tube
    • Washable Doll
    • Garbage Truck
  • STC Creative Class: LEGO Style Print Press Craft
    Create a design using LEGO Dots to be inked onto paper

    • Option 1: Wednesday, August 28th from 6:30-7:30pm
    • Option 2: Thursday, August 29th from 6:30-7:30pm


Young Adult Grand Prizes


  • Gift Card Package 
    • $25 to Target
    • $25 to Amazon
    • $25 to Starbucks
    • $25 to Uber Eats
  • Reading Package 
    • A year’s subscription to Spotify
    • Apple AirPods
  • F1 Package: $100 gift card to buy Formula 1 merchandise


Adult Grand Prizes


  • Tune Up Gift Card Package 
    • $50 to Fuller’s Carwash
    • $50 to AutoZone
  • Fuel Stop Gift Card Package: $100 to The Pride Stores
  • Drive Around Town Gift Card Package 
    • $25 to Charlestown 18 Movie Theater
    • $25 to Target
    • $25 to Townhouse Books and Cafe
    • $25 to Maple Leaf Coffee House


Get the whole family involved for a chance to win the Family Prize Streaming Bundle! If you have both a child or teen and an adult participating from the same family, you are automatically eligible to win. Includes $100 to Apple, $100 to Netflix, $100 to Disney+, and $99 to Spotify Premium.


Grand Prize and Family Prize winners will be drawn within the week after the program ends.







1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


Learning to read begins long before kindergarten.  Reading to your child is one of the best ways to boost their brainpower.  Any child from birth to entering kindergarten can participate in this self-paced early literacy program.


Come into the Library to sign up and get a paper log.  Check in at the Library when you finish a log and move your canoe up our pretend river.  When you finish 1,000 books, you’ll receive a fun, musical prize!


If you read just one book per day, you will reach 1,000 before the child is three years old.  Join us on this journey to help create a brighter future for your child.