Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading 2024


June 1 – July 31

Birth - Grade 12

Read (or be read to) all summer long, anywhere, anytime. Track how many days you read this summer, and earn prizes along the way!

How it works:Ladybug

1. Sign up or log in to Beanstack. Visit or use the Beanstack Tracker app on the App Store or Google Play Store. Starting June 1, don't forget to stop by the Summer Reading Desk (or Hub desk for teens in grades 7 - 12) to pick up a registration prize and reading log!

2. Log the days you read. When you are logged into Beanstack, click the "Log Reading" button and choose "Log Days." Select the days you have read. You can select multiple days or even the whole month if you've been really busy reading!

  • Level 1
    Read for 30 days to complete the level and take home a free book of your choice!
  • Level 2
    Can you read all summer long? Log another 30 days of reading to take home a second free book. 

3. Pick up prizes along the way! What's better than getting rewarded for reading? Kids and teens can both claim fun prizes as they complete Summer Reading.

  • Play to Win
    • As you complete Level 1, you can visit the library every 10 days you read to "Play to Win" a prize.
    • In Kids' World, children (birth-grade 6) can play Plinko at the Summer Reading Desk.
    • In the Hub, teens (grades 7-12) can Spin the Wheel for a prize.
  • Weekly Prize Drawings
    • Every 5 days of reading you log on Beanstack will automatically enter you into weekly prize drawings for gift cards to Barnes & Noble, Around Cafe, Michaels, Pure Juice Cafe, Mochinut, Kilwins, Crumbl Cookies, and Target. Winners will be notified.
  • Prize Books
    • Don't forget to pick up your free book when you finish Level 1 and again when you finish Level 2!

Have a question? Need accommodations?
Email us at or visit us at the Kids' World, Summer Reading and Hub Desks. 


Visit to learn about Adult Summer Reading.

Read With Us

Read with Us This Summer!

It's time to sign up for Summer Reading 2024! Read with us on Beanstack - create a new account or log in with an existing account at

Download the Beanstack Tracker App for easy access. 

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Visit the Kids' World or Hub desks starting on June 1st to pick up a reading log and claim your registration prize!

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Learn More about Summer Reading

School required reading

School Summer Reading Booklists

Want to get a head start on your school's required and recommended reading assignments? Check the availability of or place holds on these titles using the booklists below.

District 25 Elementary Schools

Thomas and South Middle School

Buffalo Grove High School

  • Need a book recommendation for BGHS Summer Reading? Receive one from Hub staff by filling out an online form!

John Hersey High School

Rolling Meadows High School

Prospect High School

St. Viator High School 

Summer Booklists

Summer Booklists

Looking for a good book? Starting in June, we will have a display in Kids' World and the Hub featuring all of our favorite books published last year. See below for our recommended Summer Reading for all ages:

Find even more youth booklists linked below. Take advantage of the filtering functions on the left side of the booklist page to find the right list for you.

Browse All Youth Booklists

These lists are for kids, tweens, teens and their families.