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Reading Programs


Summer Reading is interactive and online! Signing up is free and easy. To get started, go to to register (for an easy tutorial, click here). You can also find the app in the iOS App store and the Google Play store. (Paper logs are also available to download)

Kids 2021 Reading Colors Your World

Read all summer long with the St. Charles Public Library! Did you know that reading 20 minutes each day all summer equals more than 1,000 minutes?

Sign up online, print a log here, and track your reading and listening—it all counts. Each participating family will get a “Readers Live Here” lawn sign while supplies last. Read 500 minutes for a string backpack with something special inside. Read 1,000 minutes for a free book of your choice and a chance at one of our Grand Prizes.

Grand Prizes

  • Nintendo Switch Lite with Amazon gift card for games
  • Kids’ Kindle with an Amazon gift card for eBooks
  • Brookfield Zoo Family Unlimited Membership
  • $200 gift card for Great Wolf Lodge
  • $200 gift card for St. Charles Park District.

Keep reading for more chances to win. Sign up June 1.

Teen 2021 Reading Colors Your World

This program is designed for students entering 9th grade-finished 12th grade. Log your summer reading online or download a paper log. Reading four books gets you a special summer reading t-shirt, while finishing eight books gets you a free paperback book. Once you have read your first book, you will also automatically be entered to win one of three grand prizes: a local gift card package, a Kindle Fire bundle or a Nintendo Switch Lite.

Adult 2021 Colors Your World! 

This program is designed for adults ages 18 and up. Log your summer reading online, by phone (630-584-0076 x1) or in person once we reopen. You can download our paper log, or pick one up once we reopen.

The program runs for nine weeks, from June 1 to August 1. At the end of each week, all entries will go into a drawing for a $15 gift certificate.

When you register, make sure to select which grand prize you'd like to win: a $100 Visa gift card, $100 Gas Card, or the "Color Your World" package with gift cards to Fine Line Creative Arts Center and Pinot’s Palette ($125+ value).

In addition, complete four books and you'll receive a travel coloring book (while supplies last). Finish eight books and you’re automatically entered into a drawing where 25 lucky readers will win a $25 gift card from Town House Books. Readers who finish 16 books will be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card from Town House Books. (Winners chosen after August 1, 2021).

Not a reader? You also have the chance to test your knowledge with our weekly trivia questions

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to your child is one of the best ways to boost their brainpower! If you read one book per day, you will reach 1,000 before the child is three years old! Keep track of the books you read together using the ReadSquared app and earn recognition and prizes from the St. Charles Public Library! ReadSquared