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Summer Reading Program

Youth Services Summer Reading Program 2023

National Parks 4 U.S.

June 12 - July 28, 2023

For ages birth - grade 8

Experience the National Parks this summer at the Elk Grove Village Public Library and hike along with us on an adventure during our summer reading program. Read a good book, learn something new, be creative, or play games.

Download the program flyer:

How to Participate

In Person

Register at the Youth Services Desk and receive a reading log. Use the paper log to track the number of minutes your child reads. You can also participate online through Beanstack. Please, choose to participate either online or in-person.


Create a Beanstack account, and then register for the National Parks 4 U.S. challenge or download the Beanstack Tracker app from the Apple App Store or from Google Play. Then, log the number of minutes your child reads in Beanstack.

If you already have a Beanstack account, log into your Beanstack account and find the National Parks 4 U.S. challenge under the Challenges tab to register.

Call the Youth Services Department at (847) 725-2167 for questions or help.

Opening Day

Summer Reading Kick Off

Monday, June 12, 2023

Meet some friends you might see in the National Parks during our summer reading kick-off day! Zoom Squirrel, Bruce the Bear, and everyone's favorite bat, Stellaluna, will be in Youth Services between 10am and 7pm to celebrate our first day of summer reading. You'll also get a trail treat to enjoy when you register for our Summer Reading Program on Monday, June 12, between the hours of 9:30am and 9:30pm.


Prizes for reading include a flashlight, a t-shirt, a book, a free McDonald's ice cream cone or cookie, and a choice of either binoculars, a glowstick, a compass or a mask!

How to Claim Prizes

Prizes can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk starting June 19, 2023.

Final Prize Drawing

A total of eight (8) tickets will be given to you when you register. You can only receive tickets in-person at the Youth Services Desk. When you read one book from one of our choice categories, place one ticket into the bin of the prize you would like to win. Prizes for the Final Prize Drawing include stacking blocks, National Parks activity books, Junior Ranger trivia games, gift cards to Barnes & Noble, and movie tickets to Classic Cinemas. The drawing will take place after July 28, 2023. Winners will be posted on this page and at the Youth Reference Desk. If you are participating online through Beanstack, stop by the Youth Services Desk for your tickets.

Program Winners

Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Alayna M.
Aleksandra Z.
Angelina T.
Ayser M.
Camden K.
Chloe C.

David N.
Ella L.
Emmy W.
Gianna K.
Jahnvi C.

Kyrie M.
Leah A.
Liliana L.
Madeline B.
Matvii M.

Mina A.
Owen H.
Sloan A.
Tejaashri T.
Veronica M.

Classic Cinemas Gift Card

Arthur S.
Bruce P.
Carter R.
Connor D.
Cory M.
Daniel B.
Daniel K.
Donovan H.

Ella M.
Emma T.
Esther W.
Ethan T.
Evan M.
Giuliana C.
Grayson G.
Joshua W.

Kara D.
Lily O.
Lily R.
Lyla S.
Mecayla B.
Molly J.
Noah F.

Paryush P.
Ryan N.
Shane M.
Teddy D.
Trishala P.
Vrund P.
Warren P.

Forest Animal Stacking Blocks

Addison W.
Anastasiia M.
Dexter H.
Dominic H.

Ethan D.
Ethan H.
Everett E.
Jaxson K.

Josh B.
Marshall S.
Mason B.
Maximiliano M.

Piha G.
Savannah M.
Sofia F.

Hand Sewn Pillow

Boyan D.
Edwin G.
Hailey M.

Kono T.
Nolan D.
Phoebe F.

Prutha P.
Saoirse F.
Scott S.

Surya R.
Sydney A.
Willow S.

Junior Ranger Trivia Game

Afra J.
Ali R.
Andrew K.
Elyssa P.
Felix H.

Jade L.
Jaxon N.
Jeff H.
Lauren K.

Lucy M.
Mack F.
Madeline S.
Madelyn D.
Madelyn W.

Milan M.
Nicole C.
Reese S.
Thea H.
Tommy C.

National Parks Activity Book

Amelia S.
Andrew M.
Anthony G.
Ava C.
Claire J.
Dishu P.

Elana D.
Evie G.
Henry Z.
Jason C.
Kaleb S.

Kathy N.
Kenzie S.
Lakhith K.
Mason Y.
Myles S.

Nicholas J.
Raphi W.
Riley U.
Victoria S.
Vihaan P.

Earn tickets towards the Grand Prize Drawing by reading and visiting the library each week. One ticket per week can be earned. You must visit the library that week to receive a ticket. Write your name and phone number on the ticket and place it in the bin of the prize you would like the win. Prizes include gift cards to Baskin Robins, Classic Cinemas, and Target

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