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Adult Reading Program

Elk Grove Strong: Hometown Heroes - Adult Summer Reading Program

Elk Grove Strong: Hometown Heroes
June 15 - September 13, 2020

No virus can stop us from celebrating adult summer reading at the Elk Grove Village Public Library! We’re EG Strong!

This year, we're honoring our Hometown Heroes with 8 exciting categories. Sign up to log your summer reading, earn your t-shirt, and get chances to win a gift certificate from a local food establishment.

Read 5 books from 5 of the 8 different categories to earn your program t-shirt. Browse the categories and select from our suggested titles, or choose your own titles that relate to these categories.

How to Participate Online

This year, we're using an online platform called Beanstack. Create an account on Beanstack and register for the Adult Program. If you have children, you can add them to your account and register them for the Youth Program.

Register for the Adult Summer Reading Program

How to Participate Offline

We want our reading program to be accessible to all adults. If you are unable to participate online, you can print a log sheet or request a log sheet to be mailed to you by calling us at (847) 439-0447 ext. 272.

Use the log sheet to track your reading all summer long. Once you complete your log sheet, you can fax, email, or mail it to us. We will enter you in the prize drawings of your choice and contact you about receiving your t-shirt.

Enter the Prize Drawing

For each of the 8 categories you complete, you will receive one ticket (up to 8 tickets total) to enter in our drawings for prizes from local businesses. Prizes include gift cards from Jarosch Bakery, Good Tequila Mexican Grill, Coach's Corner, Jewel-Osco, and Lou Malnati's Pizzeria.


Congratulations to our Adult Summer Reading Program winners! Click on the restaurant names below to expand the list of winners.

Jewel-Osco   |   Coach's Corner   |   Good Tequila   |   Lou Malnati's   |   Jarosch

Ayumi Kunihiro
Barbara Warrington
Carol Gaus
Carol Krause
Christine DiGangi
Christine Malenki
Crystal Gallegos
Deyana Evtimov
Hannah Schulz
Ken Urban
Kris DaPra-McCabe
Margaret Tomaino
Marge Moore
Mari Ost
Mary Lynn
Patricia Falbo
Sandy Clary
Suellen Satern
Susan Blizzard
Jamie Kosieracki
Barbara Souza
Beth Carroll
Carol Bennett
Dan Stella
Debbie Buttles
Diana Marino
Diane Ellis
Emily Reabe
Janet Glatzhofer
Karen Carden
Kelly Guagenti
Kristen Raczka
Kristine Sobieski
Loretta Koulias
Mary Gugliotta
Marylyn Ludkowski
Meredith Cloud
Michael Drake
Phil Crail
Suzanne Rubey
Aleksandra Podraza
Caitlin Flood
Debbie Matuga
Diane Raczka
Dorota Majcher
Elaine Smielewski
Gretchen Schneider
Karen Towne
Kaylee Clever
Linda Morgan
Lisa Lang
Lynn Rittle
Maribeth Deveraux
Michaela Shafar
Nikolina Zhbantova
Phil Lewis
Sharon Greene Heynez
Susan Kuffel
Tammy Haman
Valerie Carroll
Andrea Maggiore
Ann Chang
Annie Yasin
Carissa Lehning
Charisse Yamaguchi
Cydney Ignots
David Winkler
Donna Bergman
Eileen Latkiewicz
Gina Consiglio
Harriet Jablonski
Kathleen Dahm
Margaret Przybylski
Maria Filippone
Nancy Bowman
Nicole Kitzinger
Robin Joseph
Ruth Valentino
Stacy Ludkowski
Susan Peckworth
Andrea Maggiore
Anita Sloma-Martinez
Carrie DeMoss
Colleen Glorioso
Elizabeth Perez
Gary Koelbel
John Flaherty
Joyce Krajecki
Kate Melford
Kathryn Hackett
Kelly Burkhardt
Kristine Sobieski
Laura Donaldson
Lindsey Mucha
Martha Urban
Mary Gallitano
Mary Vitale
Mary Winkler
Simone Oberschmied
Stacey Dahm

How to Receive Your T-Shirt

Our Summer Reading Program t-shirts are in! If you have read at least 5 books from 5 different categories, you have earned your t-shirt!

Options for receiving your program t-shirt:

1) Stop by the Adult Services Reference Desk
If you completed a paper log sheet, please turn it in at that time. Make sure to mark your prize choices on page 3. If you completed the program online, we will mark your name off from our list of online readers.

2) Curbside Pickup Service
If you'd like to pick up your t-shirt via Curbside Pickup, please call the Adult Services Reference Desk at (847) 439-0447 x 270.


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