summer reading
CLUB

how to track:
on paper
or online


  • Track online using the ReadSquared app/website
  • Pick up a form at the library
  • Print forms at home:
    • Summer reading has ended. Forms are no longer available. 

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!

Prize 1: mood changing cup + raffle entry
Prize 2: pop socket or screen cleaner + raffle entry
Prize 3: book and bag + raffle entry

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: tote bag, raffle entries

Thank you to our sponsors!

360 Chicago * Anderson's Bookshop (Downers Grove) * Ballydoyle (Downers Grove) * British Swim School (DuPage-Kane) * Buffalo Wild Wings (Lombard) * Burrito Parrilla Mexicana (Lombard) * Chicago Children's Theater * Chicago Union - Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team * Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo * Chili's (Downers Grove) * Chipolte * Colonial Cafe (Naperville) * Cozzi Corner (Downers Grove) * Darien Sportsplex * Downers Grove Public Library Foundation * Downers Grove Friends of the Library * Downers Grove Park District * Every Day's a Sundae * Fair Game * Hidden Keys Escapes/Mind Games (Naperville) * Home Depot (Darien) * Giordano's (Downers Grove) *Indian Boundary YMCA * Jason's Deli (Oakbrook) * JoJo's Shake Bar (Naperville) * K1 Racing * Lou Malnati's * Main Event (Warrenville) * McDonald's - JJC Family Restaurants * NIU Football * Nothing Bundt Cakes (Darien) * Oberweis (Bolingbrook) * Oriental Trading * Pierce Tavern * Raising Cane's * Safari Land * Safari Land (Villa Park) * Smallcakes (Naperville) * The Forge (Lemont) * The Patio Restaurants * True Balance Karate * Zigfield Troy Golf * Zoup (Woodridge)

SCAVENGER HUNT:
FIND THE CRAYONS

Win a $50 Downtown Dollars spending spree! 

Local downtown Downers Grove businesses have partnered with the library for a Summer Reading scavenger hunt! Crayons can be found in the windows of downtown businesses. Find each of the crayon colors and fill out the scavenger hunt form to enter the raffle. Three winners will each get $50 Downtown Dollar Gift Certificates.

Pickup and submit forms at the Kids Room desk or the Ask Us desk. Forms due by August 1. Winners will be contacted the week of August 2.


Find the Crayons at Participating Businesses:

221 Creations
Anderson's Bookshop
Aurelio's Pizza
Beil & Stromberg Insurance
Charlie & Grace Children's Consignment Boutique
Downers Grove Moose Lodge
Downtown Downers Business Management       Corporation
Every Day's a Sundae
Fair Game
Happy Dog Barkery
Jennifer Schoonover Speech Therapy
Julianne Green Photography
Lighthouse Exhibits
Louisa & Millie's Chocolates
Oakley Home Builders
Orange and Brew Bottle Shop
Peak Running
Rybell's Blow Dry Bar
Solid Foundations
Style Studio
University of Aesthetics & Cosmetology 
Wells Street Popcorn
Windy City Records
YogaSix