Join the 2021 Summer Reading Program: Reading Colors Your World!

*** The Summer Reading Program Ends Sunday, August 9! ***

Log your minutes and bring your logs to the Youth and Adult Services desks at the Library so you can claim your prizes. (If you tracked your reading online using Beanstack, you can visit the Library to claim your prizes, too). Everyone who completes the program receives an SRP tote bag and a book. Kids also can select a coupon of their choice. Plus, once you’ve turned in your log, you’ll earn extra chances to win prizes from our grand prize drawing (winners will be selected the week of Aug. 9). Prizes are displayed in the youth and adult display cases. Grand prize is a custard party for you and 30 of your friends, courtesy of Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard.




June 1 – August 8
(Early registration starts May 3!)


For All Ages!

The Crystal Lake Public Library Summer Reading Program tradition continues this summer! Read books and ebooks; listen to audiobooks; or (for our younger patrons) listen as someone reads to you. Then record your reading minutes on a reading log (download a pdf of the reading log below) or at  (online logging starts June 1), and earn chances to win prizes!

As always, the Summer Reading Program is available to readers of all ages – kids, teens and adults. The program is open to residents of the city of Crystal Lake AND to kids (and their families) who attend a school in Crystal Lake.

Register Online

Register for the Summer Reading Program at Track your reading minutes online and win award badges along the way. As you progress, you can earn chances to win other exciting prizes. The grand prize will be a Julie Ann’s Frozen Custard truck party for you and 30 of your friends.

Register in Person

Register for the Summer Reading Program at the Adult or Youth Services desks.

Record Your Reading Minutes:

Download a Paper Reading Log Here:

Click here to download the 2021 Summer Reading Program Log

Not able to download the form?

Contact the Library at 815.459.1687 to request a form be sent to you by mail or email.
Use the “chat” service on the CLPL website to request a form.
Or, send an email to

Try the Summer Reading Program Scavenger Hunt!

We’ve partnered with Crystal Lake businesses for a fun scavenger hunt through town. Check out all the details and get started on the hunt!