Summer Reading

Kids' Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2019, Mission:READ!


Summer Reading 2019 Reading Club Dates: Monday, June 10 – Saturday, August 3, 2019

Register preschool and elementary age children online beginning May 27, 2019.
Log books online beginning June 8, 2019.
Students entering grades 6-9 can pick up their bingo cards starting June 10, 2019.

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 Highland Park Public Library's Beanstack - 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 Highland Park Public Library's Beanstack - or reactivate last year’s Beanstack 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 and complete a row of tasks to earn bingo - worth 500 points!
Earn three bingos per card on up to three cards. Exchange points for prizes and enter a drawing with each completed card.


View the Mission: Read brochure.


Ace Hardware
Arriva Dolce
Auntie Anne's 
Carol's Cookies, Inc.
Chicago Bears
Chicago Dogs
Chicago White Sox
Chicago Zoological Society
First Bank of Highland Park 
Jacqueline G Rosen Orthodontics Nothin' But Smiles
Judy's Pizza
Kane County Cougars
La Casa De Isaac & Moishe
Lou Malnati's 
North Shore College Consulting
Uncle Dan's 


Want to have a link to your business on our website? Here's how to become a Summer Reading Community Sponsor!

There are three tiers of Community Sponsors in support of the Kids' Summer Reading Club:

Summer Reading 2019 Sponsor Levels

To become a sponsor, please download and complete the Summer Reading 2019 Donation Form!


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 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).

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 Book Match list 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.
Meets begin at 3:45.

Book List

Printable Book Match List

Book Match Nooks