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Summer Reading Program

Youth Services Reading Program

Time to Read Through Time

June 10 - July 26, 2024

For ages birth - grade 8

Take a journey with us...through time! Youth Services' Time Machine will help you explore the past, present, and future with books. Join our Summer Reading Program where there is fun to be had and prizes to be earned when you participate. Read a good book, learn something new, play games, and let your imagination take you on a journey through time.

How to Participate


Stop in the Library and visit the Youth Services Reference Desk to register. Your child will then receive a paper reading log to track the number of minutes read.


Visit the Beanstack website or download the Beanstack Tracker app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Then, create a Beanstack account and register for the "Time to Read Through Time" challenge to log the number of minutes your child reads. If you already have a Beanstack account, log into your Beanstack account and find the "Time to Read Through Time" challenge under the "Challenges" tab to register for the Summer Reading Program.

NOTE: Please choose to participate either in person or online.

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

Opening Day Kick Off

Monday, June 10, 2024
10 am - 7 pm
Kids Korner

Get a special Time Travel Photo when you register for summer reading on opening day at the Elk Grove Village Public Library! Choose your photo destination: past, present, or future, and help celebrate the first day of summer reading. Youth Summer Reading Program participants must register between the hours of 9:30 am - 6:30 pm to participate in our Time Travel Photo giveaway.

NEW! Week One Bonus

Monday, June 10 - Sunday, June 16
All day
Children of all ages

When you sign up anytime during the first week of the Youth Summer Reading Program, you can choose a raffle to enter for our Week One Bonus prize! Entries will be limited by age group. Prizes include:

  • Family pass to Brookfield Zoo (children of all ages)
  • Tonie Box (children of all ages)
  • Pirates Cove Pass with Jumps and Jiggles tickets (ages 2-9)
  • Kindle e-reader plus Amazon gift card (ages 9-14)


Prizes for reading include:

  • Mini Judy clock and sand timer
  • T-shirt
  • Paperback book and a free McDonald's ice cream cone, apple slices, or cookie
  • Free slice of Portillo's cake and one of the following:
    • Yo-yo
    • Kite
    • Pinwheel
    • Novelty pen

How to Claim Prizes

Prizes can be picked up at the Youth Services Desk starting Monday, June 17, 2024.

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. The drawing will take place after Friday, July 26, 2024. 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.

Prizes for the Final Prize Drawing include:

  • Wooden puzzle clocks
  • Ankle skip balls
  • Tamagotchi┬« keychains
  • Barnes & Noble gift cards
  • Movie tickets to Classic Cinemas Theatre

*Winners will not be called. Check this page in August or come into the Youth Services Department to see whether your child won.

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