Summer Reading Program 2024

Image ID: A banner for the Summer Reading Program, with text reading Adventure Begins At Your Library. On the right side is a shadowed moose behind a tent. The background is a blue-green forest.

Summer Reading is here!
Tuesday, May 28th – Friday, August 2nd 2024

The program is free and ANYONE can sign up! You do not need to be a Villa Park Public Library cardholder to participate.

Join the Summer Reading Program – Adventure Begins At Your Library – this year and read for enjoyment and for a chance to win prizes! We’re offering a variety of activities and incentives all summer long, for everyone from babies to seniors. Summer Reading is easy, fun, and open to everyone! The program is free and ANYONE can sign up! You do not need to be a Villa Park Public Library cardholder to participate.

For more information, visit the library, sign-up in person, online with Beanstack or call 630-834-1164.

The one page flyer is available here.

Check out our video promoting the Summer Reading Program in English or Spanish.

A copy of our current Resource can be found here.

Dive into reading and adventure with the Summer Reading Program this year! We’re offering a variety of activities and incentives for everyone from babies to seniors. Summer Reading is easy, fun, and open to everyone! For more information, visit the library or call 630-834-1164.

Join the Summer Reading Challenge 2024: Adventure Begins At Your Library

All are welcome to sign up.

Beanstack allows you to join reading challenges like the Summer Reading Program, and track your reading progress and activities at the Villa Park Public Library. Earn digital badges by logging books, tracking reading time, and doing activities, as well as book prizes and tickets for entry in prize drawings.

Advantages of Beanstack

  • Join and participate in all library Reading Programs without required sign-up and check-ins at library
  • No keeping track of paper logs
  • Adults can create a family account, and sign up each reader for a program for their age group
  • Track reading for multiple readers in your account at the same time
  • Access your account anywhere, at any time, from a mobile device with the Beanstack Tracker app

Download the Beanstack App

How Does It Work?

1. Create a Beanstack account. You can go to the Beanstack website or download the app onto a mobile device from the App Store (for iOS devices)  or Google Play Store (for Android devices) . You will need a phone number and email address to create the account. You may sign up other members of your household after you create your account.

If you need assistance, please contact us at:

Online Chat: Use the popup in the bottom right corner of our website to live chat with library staff.
By phone: (630) 834-1164

2. All of the programs which you are eligible for will appear on your welcome screen. Select an option, and click “Register for this Challenge”. Remember to do this for all of the readers on your account.

  • On the Beanstack website: Readers in your account will appear in a drop-down box on the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
  • On the Beanstack Tracker App: Select the icon in the upper right-hand corner. From there, select Readers.

3. Track your reading and activities using the Beanstack website or Beanstack tracker app.

How to track reading:
Patron View: How to Log Reading

How to track activities:
Patron View: Logging Activities in a Program