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Summer Reading Club

June 5 — July 30 

This summer embark on a journey to care for our planet and all its inhabitants: animals, insects, plants, and each other!

Enjoy reading, fun activities, and attending engaging programs. Earn chances to win grand prizes along the way.    

Open to ALL ages —

babies, children, tweens, teens, and adults.  

ALL reading counts!  

How you like to read: being read to, reading to someone, or on your own. 

What you like to read: books, magazines, graphic novels, audiobooks, picture books, e-books, etc. 

Grand Prizes


Babies – Entering Grade 8 

Adventure Jars – Full of Fun Stuff! 

3 jars for each category: babies/preschool, elementary, and middle schoolers 

1 Family jar with a one-time family pass for 4 to the Chicago Botanic Garden! 

Summer Reading Club for Kids Brochure Cover

Teens & Adults 

Entering High School – Adult 

First Prize — 1 Chicago Botanic Garden Household Membership! 

Second Prize — Bag of Cool SWAG: water bottle, journal, stickers, meditation stones, & more! 

Teens Only Prize — Adorable Otter T-shirt 

Summer Reading Club For Teens and Adults Brochure Cover

Download Coming Soon

All grand prize drawing tickets must be submitted by 9 pm on Tuesday, July 30. 

Grand Prize Winners Will be Notified in August. 



  • Sign up at the Youth Services desk and pick up your Summer Reading Log. 
  • Get a Summer Reading Club tote bag, pencil, and bookmark – while supplies last. 
  • Earn milestone rewards as you complete reading and activities based on age. 
  • Select a book to keep after you finish your log. 
  • Earn grand prize drawing tickets along the way as you complete reading and activities. 

Teens & Adults 

  • Sign up at the Information & Reader Services desk and pick up your Summer Reading booklet and prize tickets. 
  • Get a Summer Reading Club tote bag and take-home craft kit – while supplies last. 
  • Earn grand prize drawing tickets each time you check out a book, movie, CD, etc., and/or attend a program, or use the digital collection including hoopla, kanopy, and Libby.