Summer Reading Club: Reading by Design

May 21 - August 6

While you read and win with our Summer Reading Clubs, be inspired by the creativity of authors, illustrators, builders, inventors, artists, and architects. We’re Reading by Design and having fun doing it! Visit the library to pick up information or find it on this page beginning May 21. Clubs end August 6, so come in and pick up your prizes before then. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for the generous $1,500 donation for prizes!


Our youngest book lovers (babies, toddlers, preschoolers) can win by listening to stories as members of our Read-to-Me-Club. Those in District 58 schools (K – 6), as well as students at St. Joseph, St. Mary of Gostyn, and Downers Grove Christian will receive club materials in early May. All others can pick up folders at the Kids Room Desk beginning May 21.

Read To Me Club      Read To Me Bonus Book Pages      Reader's Club      Reader's Bonus Book Pages


Read three books to win—and then do it all over again to win up to three different prizes. If you read even more, additional entries go into a raffle drawing for gift cards and other prizes at the end of the summer. Bring completed forms to the Ask Us Desk. Teens can also indulge in their creative sides with animation classes, jewelry making, video game design, and filmmaking programs. 

Teens Reading Club


Read three books for a free Tivoli Theatre ticket, while supplies last. For every three additional books you read, get a chance at a gift basket from popular Downers Grove businesses. Winners will be pulled at the end of the summer. Regular drawings for Downtown Dollars will be held throughout the club, so the more you read, the more you can win!

Adult Reading Club

Family Fun

Kick off the summer with Mr. Smarty Pants on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. Families will enjoy the balloon entertainer extraordinaire’s great show! See more design-inspired programs for all ages on the program pages.