Kids summer reading: Get ready to ‘Find Your Voice’

By Eileen Saam, Children’s Librarian

Summer is almost here, and it’s time to get excited about this year’s kids summer reading program: Find Your Voice! The program kicks off on June 1 for kids ages 2-11 and continues through August 15.

We are thrilled about all of the opportunities that the summer reading program provides for kids and families.

Everyone is encouraged to read & all reading is good reading

Beanstack is back! Starting June 1, you can keep track of your summer reading on Beanstack. Get a bead or vinyl sticker for every hour, plus bonus beads every 5 hours. 

You can read picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, biographies, ebooks, and magazines and even listen to audiobooks and podcasts—the possibilities are endless! 

You can come into the library to browse our large collection of children’s books, such as:

Explore your digital library

If you can’t come into the library, you can access the library from anywhere with your Oak Park library card and PIN!

Media on Demand & Libby

The library’s largest and most popular collection of ebooks and audiobooks is an excellent source for fantastic reading this summer. Check out:


You also can check out ebooks and digital audiobooks on Hoopla, like the graphic novel Secrets of Camp Whatever or the Wings of Fire fictional novel series.


Flipster is a fantastic resource for magazines. Kids and families can access issues of Cricket and Parents magazines, as well as magazines covering topics such as cooking, fashion, travel, entertainment, news, politics, and plenty more!

Attend events all summer long

Register for one of the many programs that we will be having at the library this summer for kids:

Find your voice this summer

There are so many opportunities and we can’t wait to get started!


About Eileen

Eileen Saam is a children’s digital learning librarian who loves discovering new things, learning from others, and sharing with children the joy and wonder of books. One of her favorite things to do at the library is to help children, families, and teachers find books and digital resources that delight and inspire them.