Our kids’ summer reading program kicks off Wednesday, June 7, with the theme “Build a Better World.”

And with your feedback, we’ve built an even better program to last all summer. Now the fun and learning goes until August 22, the day before Oak Park Elementary School District 97 students head back to class.

“That means more opportunities to win prizes, and more levels to unlock as kids tackle reading challenges,” said Genevieve Grove, Elementary School Services Librarian.

The program is again open to anyone who wants to sign up, no Oak Park residency required.

Kids from birth through rising ninth graders can sign up at any Oak Park Public Library location, including the Book Bike.

About the prizes

  • Kids ages 3 and up will be building necklaces and keychains with beads, dog tags, and charms to show off how much reading they've done and let their true colors show. They also can win raffle prizes, including donated pool/rink passes from Park District of Oak Park and movie passes from Classic Cinemas Lake Theatre.
  • Kids younger than age 3 (birth to 35 months) will work with their grown-ups on early literacy activities in addition to reading and will be rewarded with rubber duckies, beach balls, and bubbles.

Looking for what to check out?

More free summer fun

  • Join our "Take Action" event series, Wednesdays at the Main Library. Then pick up a Parks Passport to "look, learn and explore--outside your front door!" More >