Dive Into Reading: Summer Reading 2018
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Join the Summer Reading fun!



Start using the new online Beanstack Reading Log for badges and fun!

Or pick up a log and start recording your reading for a chance to win prizes!






 Read All Summer and Earn Prizes!
Bring your reading log to the Main, Rakow or South Elgin Library starting June 25 to claim your prizes:

 Birth - 8th Grade

  • Choice of a paperback book or a mini-bundle of comic books (while supplies last)
  • Pass to swim free one time at Wing Park Pool or Lords Park Pool
  • Ticket to attend A Night at the Library Event
  • Spin the prize wheel to get a coupon from a local business 



Teens Grades 9 - 12  

Read 20 hours to enter the drawing for: 

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • $50 Target Gift Card 
  • $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
  • $10 Gift card to a local business


Adult Prizes

Read at least 6 hours to enter the prize drawing for a Samsung Galaxy tablet!  


*Only Gail Borden Library District residents are eligible for the Summer Reading Prizes


Family Adventure Grand Prize!  

Shedd Aquarium

Families that finish get a chance to win a one-year membership to The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and free Metra Ride passes. Family = at least one adult and one child high school age or younger.*

*Only Gail Borden Library District residents are eligible for the Summer Reading Grand Prize


Night at the Library: Celebrating Summer Reading Challenge Finishers

Thursday, August 9      4 – 8 pm

Main Library
270 N. Grove Ave
Elgin IL 60120

Additional parking will be available to patrons attending this event. Stay tuned for details.

Every child must earn a ticket. Summer Reading Challenge finishers are invited to this special after-hours celebration featuring dancing, magic and more! Children receive their tickets and other special prizes when they present their completed Summer Reading logs at any of our Library locations (starting June 25) or through our Gold Star Partner program.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; each child needs a ticket to enter.




Download Your Summer Reading Log!

   Download your paper log or visit Beanstack to begin your digital log!
Early Literacy  
Bilingual Log
(grades K-5)
Bilingual Log
(grades 6-8)
English Log
Studio 270
(grades 9-12)
English Log
Adults Download
English Log
Spanish Log 





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