2021 Summer Reading Program

Our Reading Programs allow families and readers of all ages to log and read books for prizes and badges. These programs are offered through Beanstack, which is our free online service that offers book and activity logging, recommendations and book reviews. Beanstack will automatically direct you to the appropriate activities based on your age. Show us how much you love to read by participating in one of our programs!

Registration Forms for the kids' reading challenges are at the bottom of the page.  Feel free to print them out, complete five activities and bring them to the library to pick up your Summer Reading Program Packet.  We also have registration forms available at the library.  The Adult Reading Program entry is also available at the bottom of the page.  Print it off, color in the a book for each book read, when completed, return it to the library to be entered to win a $50 gift card.

Many of the events this summer require registration. Please check our Online Event Calendar for information on each event including links to registration forms. Please be sure to read the instructions, some events will require separate registrations for each child attending the event.


Active Challenges

Read to Me

READ TO ME - For babies to preschoolers.  Complete activities and READ to get a free book and be entered for the Grand Prize Drawing.

K-6th Grade

 Are you ready to level up this summer, Badge Book users? Unlock virtual badges by logging your reading and activities in Beanstack. Place the corresponding sticker in your Badge Book.

Teen Summer Reading Program

TEENS...Keep track of the time you spend reading or listening to books. For every 2 hours you will earn a Logging Badge and for completing at least 8 out of 10 activities in the Summer Activities, you will earn an Activity Badge. To earn your Completion Badge you only have to complete and earn at least 8 total badges!

Stack em up

Adults...Stacks on stacks on stacks...of books! How many pages can you read?  For every 200 pages you read, you will earn a badge.  Complete all 10 badges and you will have read 2000 pages!  Complete all 10 badges and review at least one book to complete the entire challenge.

Dig Deeper

Adults...Think you know your library?  Dig deeper into the Champaign County Library and you may discover something new!  Complete activities that will help you learn about a variety of free services and find undiscovered gems.  Read books.  Once you have completed ALL the activities, you will receive a completion prize.


Take a deep breath in and out, notice where you are, and how you are feeling. Great job! You are on your way to becoming a more mindful person. Try this challenge and earn 10 new badges as you take some much-needed me time.  All Ages


To complete the challenge, visit the animals, landmarks and hidden gems of our world from the comfort of your home. Then read three books that relate to the places, animals or people you met in your travels.  All Ages


STEAM is all around us! From the questions we ask, technology we use, and creative solutions we develop, our world is powered by STEAM. Learn more about its progress, pioneers, games, and activities in this interactive challenge!  All Ages

To learn more about Beanstack, click here.

beanstackBeanstack Tracker app available for iOS and Android