Summer Reading Program

We have Summer Reading programs for all ages!  Choose the one that’s right for you.


Kids Summer Reading Program

Kids from birth through sixth grade are welcome to join the Kids Summer Reading Program.

Kids, complete Reading Logs based on either the number of books that you read or the amount of time that you spend reading.

For each Reading Log that you turn in, you’ll receive Book Bucks that you can spend in our Library Store.  The Library Store is stocked with great prizes, like coupons for local restaurants and activities, candy, toys, and lots, lots more!

There are also loads of activities all summer.  Check out our calendar for activities.

Learn more about the Kids Summer Reading Program here.

Teen Summer Reading Program

Teens finishing sixth through twelfth grades are welcome to join the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Students who are finishing sixth grade are also eligible to participate in the Kids Summer Reading Program, so you’ll need to make a choice. You can still participate in any of the activities for either program – you’ll just only be able to earn prizes through one.

Read five hours to claim a prize! Prize options include free paperback books, coupons for a free DVD rental from the Normal Public Library, candy bars, and coupons for local businesses.

You can check in for a prize up to five times for a total of 25 hours read. If you complete the program, you are automatically entered into our grand prize drawing. Everyone who enters the final drawing will win a prize!

There are also loads of activities all summer.  Check out our calendar for activities.

Learn more about the Teen Summer Reading Program here.

ARKS: Adults Reading Kid’s Stuff

Grownups like prizes, too, right? Well, at the Normal Public Library, adults can earn prizes for reading children’s books!

The ARKS program offers you a great opportunity to re-read childhood favorites, find new gems, and catch up on what your kids are reading.

Read with your kids, or on your own. Don’t worry, you don’t need to have a kid to join!

You’ll win prizes after you finish 5 books, 15 books, and 25 books.

When you finish 25 books, you’ll also be entered into our Grand Prize Raffle. There are tons of prizes and tons of winners each summer!

Learn more about the ARKS Summer Reading Program here.

Adult Summer Reading Program

We also offer a program where adults can earn prizes for reading five books in various categories, such as Fiction, Mystery, and Science Fiction/Fantasy.

Patrons may choose one of the adult reading programs to participate in.

Learn more about the Adult Summer Reading Program here.