summer reading
CLUB

Read beyond the beaten path through books, eBooks, graphic novels, or audiobooks! 

May 22 - August 7

how to track:
on paper
or online

KIDS

Kids of all ages can participate!

  • Read-to-me: birth - going into K
  • Readers: incoming Grade 1 - Grade 8

How It Works:

  • Track your reading
  • Turn in your folder to get a prize
    • Read to me: 10 books = 1 prize
    • Readers: 6 books OR 6 hours = 1 prize
  • Continue reading for bonus pages.
    More bonus pages = more prizes!

Prizes include: ice cream from Every Day's a Sundae, books, and more! 

TEENS

Any teen from Downers Grove or a Downers Grove school can participate. 

How It Works:

  • Track your reading
  • Turn in your form to get a prize
    • 3 books OR 6 hours = 1 prize
  • Continue reading for additional prizes (up to 3)
  • Read even more to earn entries for raffle prizes!

Prizes: bookmarks, sticker packs, screen cleaners, playing cards, raffle entries

Raffle prizes include: campfire mug bundle; camping hammock; fitness tracker; cornhole set; puzzles and games; and gift cards to local restaurants, Amazon, and Target!

ADULTS

Adults must be a DGPL Cardholder to participate. 

How It Works:

  • Track your reading
  • Turn in your form to get a prize
    • 3 books OR 18 hours = 1 prize
  • Read even more to earn entries for raffle prizes!
Prizes include: bookmarks, sticker packs, screen cleaners, playing cards, raffle entries
 
Raffle prizes include: Downtown Dollars; cornhole set; insulated picnic basket; games; gift cards to local businesses; Amazon, and Target!

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • 360 Chicago
  • Andy's Frozen Custard
  • Aurelio's Pizza
  • British Swim School
  • Chicago Dogs Baseball
  • Chicago Fire
  • Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo
  • Chili's
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Colonial Cafe - Naperville 
  • Darien Sportsplex
  • Downers Grove Public Library - Kids Room
  • Enchanted Castle
  • Get Air - Downers Grove
  • JoJo's Shake Bar
  • Kane County Cougars
  • Lakeshore Learning
  • Lombard Roller Rink
  • Lost Mountain
  • Lou Malnati's
  • Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
  •  Main Event
  • McDonald's
  • MOD Pizza
  • NIU Football
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Owl Crate
  • Portillo's 
  • Raging Waves Water Park
  • Raising Cane's
  • Safari Land
  • Santa's Village
  • The Forge
  • The Klenk Family
  • The Patio
  • Tivoli Enterprises
  • Tivoli Theatre
  • Whoa Zone
  • Wikki Stix
  • Windy City Bulls
  • Windy City Thunderbolts
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SCAVENGER HUNT


Download a Scavenger Hunt Form

Win a Downtown Dollars spending spree! 

Local downtown Downers Grove businesses have partnered with the library for a Summer Reading scavenger hunt! S'mores ingredients can be found in the windows of downtown businesses. Find everything you need to make a s'more and fill out the scavenger hunt form to enter the raffle. 

Raffle Prizes:

  • Kids: a book bundle and $10 Downtown Dollars gift certificate! (5 available)
  • Adults and Teens: $50 Downtown Dollars gift certificate (3 available) 

Pickup and submit forms at the Kids Room desk or the Ask Us desk. Forms due by August 7. Winners will be contacted the week of August 15.

Participating Businesses:  Anderson's Bookshop, Aurelio's Pizza, Beil & Stromberg Insurance; Charlie & Grace Consignment Boutique; Downers Grove Downtown Management Corporation; Egg Harbor Cafe; Every Day's a Sundae; Gia Mia DG; Happy Dog Barkery, Jennifer Ann Speech Therapy; Lighthouse Exhibits Inc., Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1535; McGinty Law Offices P.C., Orange & Brew, Orchid Heart Boutique, Orchid Heart Inflorescence, Peak Running, Rybell's Blow Dry Bar, Solid Foundations Therapy, Style Studio, University of Aesthetics and Cosmetology, Wells Street Popcorn, YogaSix Downers Grove