Summer Reading

Superheroes Read!  Summer Reading 2018

Monday, June 11 – Saturday, August 4superheros read image

Register preschool and elementary age children online beginning May 26th. Log books online beginning June 11th. Students entering grades 6-9 can pick up their bingo cards starting June 9th. For more information about our Summer Reading Club programs please call the Youth Services Desk at 847-681-7030.


  • Sign up at storytime or at the Youth Services Desk
  • Spend time reading and singing to your child
  • Foster language development and a love of reading
  • Complete activities to earn fun prizes


  • Sign up at or reactivate last year’s Beanstack account.
  • Earn a prize from the treasure chest by:
    • Logging online the books you’ve read.
    • Visiting the Library to talk about the books you’ve read.


  • Sign up at or reactivate last year’s account.
  • Earn tokens to exchange for prizes by:
    • Logging online the books you’ve read.
    • Visiting the Library to talk about the books you’ve read.


  • Pick up a bingo card at the Youth Services Desk
  • Complete a row of tasks to earn bingo and 500 points.
  • Earn three bingos per card on up to three cards.
  • Exchange points for prizes and enter a drawing with each completed card.

1000 Books

Year Round

Newborn through Preschool

Read 1,000 books to your young child before he enters kindergarten and win prizes. Pick up a paper tracker at the Youth Services desk or participate online on Beanstack.

Book Match

January - March

Like to read and want some friendly competition?  Join a team and have some fun!


All 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders living in Highland Park or attending a school located in District 112 may sign up a team of friends consisting of four to seven players (only five play at any meet).

4th and 5th graders participate in the Intermediate Division. 6th and 7th graders participate in the Junior High Division.

Any school located within the boundary of District 112 may sponsor Book Match teams. A school may have any number of students on its team. However, only five students may compete at a given match.

Team sponsors are optional. If a team does not have a sponsor one team member should be designated the contact person.


Book Match is a recreational reading program. Teams read from a special book list and match wits with other readers in tournaments.

The Book Match reading list is selected by the Youth Services Department. It contains fifty titles of varying difficulty and genre. The new reading list is available in the Youth Services Department beginning June 1 of each year.


Two to four teams participate in a match. The spokesperson of each team selects a packet of questions as the team arrives. The questions are asked round robin, twelve questions per team. All questions can be answered by the title of a book.

See an example of a Book Match meet


The Junior High and Intermediate lists will be available at the Library beginning June 1. Sign up at the Youth Services Department June 1 through November 15. The Book Match season begins in January and ends in April.


All meets are held in the Meeting Room at the Highland Park Public Library.
The meets for 4th and 5th graders begin at 3:45.
Meets for 6th and 7th grade teams begins at 3:15.

Book Lists

Intermediate Division (4th - 5th Grades)  Printable Version

Junior High Division (6th - 7th Grades) Printable Version

Book Match Nooks