Adult summer reading returns June 1

By Ian Gosse, Older Adult Services Librarian

The leaves are out and the flowers are blooming, and as spring draws to an end, we’re preparing for the summer and this year’s summer reading program at the library.

Whether you are a casual book reader or an audiobook listener like me, the summer is a great time to sit in the sun to soak up some new knowledge and stories. Our theme this year is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” and everyone is invited to celebrate reading starting June 1.

Using the Beanstack app, you can track your reading, activities you complete, and library events you attend this summer to earn badges for the duration of the program. As the program draws to a close in August, those badges will enter you in our raffle drawing for a variety of prizes!

No library card is necessary to join, just a love of books and library resources and events. Please join us on Beanstack, starting June 1, to begin your next library adventure.

How can I participate?

You can earn badges by tracking your reading, completing activities (e.g., reading your favorite book or watching your favorite film, taking a course in Creativebug or LinkedIn Learning, visiting the Creative Studio, and attending library-led events).

Attend library events

If you’re looking for things to do this summer, whether you’re participating in our summer reading program or not, here are some great events at the library on the horizon:

Looking for something new to read this summer?

  • Check out these amazing reading lists curated by Oak Park librarians.
  • Try NoveList Plus: This is a great tool for finding reading lists, as well as read-alike authors for the books that you already love. Log in with your Oak Park library card and PIN.

What prizes can I win?

For every badge you earn, your name will be added to a drawing for a chance to win a gift card for local businesses.

Older Adult Services Librarian Ian

About Ian

Ian is an Adult Services Librarian specializing in older adult services. You will often see him outside the library delivering items through the Home Delivery, riding the Book Bike, or tabling at an outreach event. Ian listens to a lot of audiobooks—mostly fantasy—and plays tabletop and video games.