Summer Reading FAQ

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 programs, passive activities, and other forms of engagement throughout the summer for every age. Join us June 1 – July 31 to Read Beyond the Beaten Path! 

How do I participate? 

Double-sided youth and adult reading logs are 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 circle for each day you read (Youth) or marking the calendar date for each day you read (Teen/Adult).  

What is the Summer Reading goal? 

Your goal this summer is to read during 40 of the 60 days between June 1st and July 31st. 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.  

What happens when I finish the program? 

Once you finish, bring your completed log to either library and pick up your finishing prize, as well as entry form for our grand prize drawings. 

When are grand prize winners chosen? 

Grand prize winners will be chosen in a random drawing and contacted the week of August 8th. 

What else can I do this Summer? 

Visit our Events Calendar for in-person and virtual programming options. Stop into Youth Services to participate in one of our passive activities like our monthly collaborative sticker picture or help us build a colorful visual by decorating a different outdoor-themed patch each week. 

What if my question is not answered here? 

Send an email to Youth Services at , and a staff member will be happy to answer your question.