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Reading Programs

Summer Reading for All Ages! May 31 through July 31

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

Kids 2022 Read Beyond the Beaten Path

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 or print a log here and track your reading and listening—it all counts. Every 500 minutes logged earns you a digital ticket into our Grand Prize Drawing! After your first 500 minutes, you will earn a reusable lunch bag and if you complete 1,000 minutes, you will earn a free book! Prizes will be available for pickup at the Youth Services desk.  500 minute prizes will be available starting June 6th and 1,000 minute prizes will be available starting June 13th.

Grand Prizes

  • Nintendo Switch Lite with Amazon gift card for games
  • Little Learners Bundle (includes Kids’ Amazon Fire Tablet, Coding Critters, and LeapFrog Pen)
  • Brookfield Zoo Family Unlimited Membership
  • $200 gift card for Great Wolf Lodge
  • $200 gift card for St. Charles Park District
  • $200 gift card to any LEGO store (including
  • Morton Arboretum Family of 4 Membership
  • DuPage Children’s Museum Family Play Membership

Keep reading for more chances to win. Sign up now and start logging your reading on May 31.

Teen 2022 Read S'More Books!

This program is designed for students entering 9th grade-finished 12th grade. Log your summer reading online or download paper log. Reading four books gets you a special summer reading baseball cap, 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 2022 Read Beyond the Beaten Path

This program is for adults ages 18 and up. Grab your gear and log your summer reading online, by phone (630-584-0076 x1) or in person at the Research & Reading desk, or download a paper log. The program runs for nine weeks, from May 31 to July 31. 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 "Off the Beaten Path" package with gift cards to Dick Pond Athletics and Dick’s Sporting Goods ($100+ value).

In addition, complete four books and you'll receive a nylon roll top first aid kit (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 also be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift card from Town House Books. (Winners chosen after August 1, 2022). 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