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!
Children’s Reading Log (English)
Children’s Reading Log (Spanish)
Email [email protected] with questions.
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!
- Story Walk Opens at Garden of Eden Park, May 31 at 10:00 a.m.
- Conductor Cody’s Magical Railway Adventures, June 1 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
- Afternoon Concert with Katie Kostner, June 1 at 1:00 p.m.
- A Different Way of Thinking, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
- Cody’s Sensory Friendly Spectacular, June 3 at 2:00 p.m.
- Annie’s Storytime @ Glidden Homestead, June 4 at 11:00 a.m.
- After-hours Concert: Jazz in Progress, June 10 at 6:30 p.m.
- Out of This World Balloon Show, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
- Stories & a Stroll @ Merritt Prairie Forest Preserve, June 16 at 10:00 a.m.
- After-hours Concert: Hungrytown, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
- Over There…the U.S. in World War I, June 17 at 2:00 p.m.
- Wild Goose Chase Puppet Show, June 29 at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., & 1:00 p.m.
- Gambling: The Dazzling Art of the Con, July 6 at 2:00 p.m.
- The Essential Houdini, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.
- After-hours Concert: Hits of the Ragtime Era, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
- African American Composers, July 15 at 2:00 p.m.
- World of Animals Story Time, July 20 at 10:00 a.m.
- Animals Around the World, July 20 at 11:30 a.m.
- Spoon Man Extravaganza, July 27 @10:00 a.m.
- Mr. Taps: The King of Whimsical Dance, August 19 at 2:00 p.m.