Summer Reading is about to begin at the DeKalb Public Library! The Summer Reading Challenge runs from May 30 to August 12, and all ages can participate. You can register on DeKalb Public Library’s Beanstack page or print out a paper reading log, available below. Complete your reading log on paper or online to earn rewards, and enter grand prize drawings! Only DeKalb Public Library cardholders can win grand prizes, but non-cardholders can still earn the giveways for each reading log level completed.


Register on the first day, May 30, and say hello to representatives from Resource Bank, who will be in the lobby on May 30 to distribute bookmarks and treats between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.


For questions about registration, prizes, and rules, contact the Youth Reference Desk at (815)-756-9568 ext. 3350, the Teen Reference Desk at ext. 2450, or the Adult Reference Desk at ext. 2150.


Printable Summer Reading Logs

Summer Reading Logs are available in English and Spanish. Click the link below for the age group you need, and print out your reading log! The Reading logs can be turned in to the Adult, Teen, or Children’s Reference Desk when complete. Turn in your reading logs by August 12 to receive your prizes!

Upcoming Summer Events


We have hundreds of free events planned for all ages this summer, and are adding more all the time. Check back often as we update our calendar, and you’re sure to find something new. Some of our special events are listed below. Take a look at our calendar to see the full list!











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