Notice 8/23/21: Per Cook County Department of Public Health, masks are required for everyone indoors, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated. 
Disposable masks are available at service desks.  If you cannot wear a mask or are not ready to visit at this time,
please use Curbside Pickup, Home Delivery, our Digital Collections, or contact us to see how we can assist you.  Thank you.


2022 Winter Reading: December 13 - February 14

Make some cocoa, grab a blanket, and cozy up with a good book this winter to earn yourself a treat through our Winter Reading Program! (Because why should summer have all the fun?)

Illustration of winter woods, cat, and book that says "Winter Reading Program - Dec. 13 - Feb. 14.  Curl up with the purrrrfect book!"

Kids & Teens (Age 0 thru Grade 12)
Sign up and complete activities online using Beanstack, or stop by the Kids & Teens desk at the Library to get a paper bingo sheet.  Earn a prize and a book for finishing your reading challenge. 

Sign up and log the books you've read online using Beanstack, or stop by the Library to pick up a paper reading log.  Read two books for a gift and a prize drawing entry.  Keep reading for more prize drawing entries.

If you created a Beanstack account during Summer Reading, you will continue to use the same Beanstack login from the summer. Click on the Winter Reading Banner above and a new Winter Reading Challenge will be waiting for you.  If you've never used Beanstack before, follow the instructions below. 

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for generously sponsoring this program!


Winter Reading Program banner, displaying someone reading a book in hat and mittens.How Do I Sign-Up Online?

Ready to sign-up? Follow these quick and easy instructions:

  1. Go to 
    (or download the Beanstack Tracker app for iOS and Android)
  2. Click "Register an Individual or Family."
  3. Click "I am registering myself" and fill out the form. 
    Note: We highly recommend you provide an email address to receive notifications about prize pick-up in case the Library  building has to temporarily close this winter due to Covid-19 (but we hope to stay open!)
  4. Click "Next" to add any additional family members.
  5. Register for your age group's Winter Reading Program and start reading! 



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