Summer Reading FAQ

Create Your Own Adventure with Summer Reading!

What is Summer Reading all about?

Summer Reading is a great way to encourage reading as a lifelong habit, keep reading skills sharp, and encourage interest in books, new ideas and learning. We have fun virtual programs, at-home challenges, and other forms of engagement throughout the summer for every age. Join us June 1 – August 1 to Create Your Own Adventure!

How do I participate?

Double-sided youth and adult reading logs were included in the Summer Source mailing that reached homes in the Winnetka-Northfield community at the end of May. We have also included a downloadable version of each log on this page. You may log your reading on these forms by coloring a stone for each day you read (Youth) or marking the calendar date for each day you read (Adult). Please register your participation on our Registration form below so that we know who is joining our adventure this summer!

What is the Summer Reading goal?

Your goal this summer is to read during 40 of the 60 days between June 1st and August 1st. Make reading a part of your daily habits! We suggest 20 minutes a day of reading, but ultimately it is up to you how much you would like to read. Once you finish, register your completion on the form below and receive an electronic gift card for The Book Stall, as well as entry into one of our grand prize drawings for a gift card to support a local Winnetka-Northfield business.

What are the Weekly Challenges?

The Weekly Challenges were created to give 7 weeks of suggestions for reading challenges outside of a daily goal. We hope that these are a fun reminder of the ways that reading helps us explore our world and create our own adventures. If you would like to share pictures or stories of your weekly challenge results, we would love to see them! Send us an email at and we will share our favorites on social media.

What if my question is not answered here?

Send an email to Amanda Garrity, Head of Youth Services, at and she will be happy to answer your question.