Earn prizes by logging the number of pages you read

from June 4th to July 29th!

How to play:

  1.  Sign up at either library branch or online starting May 1st





Sign up as a family

Birth through 6th grade

7th through 12th grade

All adults

 *If you want to manage your family under one account, you will need to confirm your email address before you can add anyone to the account.

  1. Log the number of pages of every book you read (or listen to) online to earn prizes, or stop by the library to turn in your list. 
  2. Looking for more of a challenge?  Check out our learning challenges online or on the activity log to earn more entries for prize drawings!
  3. Claim prizes at either branch by August 5th.



What is new for Summer Reading this year? We are excited to update our popular summer reading program to encourage people to learn together as a family and as a community. All ages will now be doing the exact same program to make it as easy as possible for everyone to participate. We are also offering reading and hands-on challenges to inspire all kinds of learners.

Do I have to confirm my email address? If you would like to group your family under one login, you will have to confirm your email address. Individuals do not need to confirm their email.

How do I count my pages? Some books don’t have page numbers, including picture books, manga, ebooks and audiobooks. Those books still count! You can look up the number of pages in the print copy on the library catalog or on Amazon to submit. Picture books are generally 32 pages. Books read together as a family count for each of the readers and listeners.

When do I log my book? Just submit a reading log every time you finish a book between June 4th and July 29th either online or in person at the library. While it doesn’t matter exactly when those logs are submitted, turning them in more regularly increases your chance of winning a weekly prize drawing.


Summer Challenge Prizes

200/600/1000 pages:  Choose a small prize, including library merchandise, coupons, or toys.

400/800 pages:  Choose a free book

Prize Drawings:

Each week will vary for children, teens, and adults to receive gift cards, specialty coupons, or special library merchandise.  Earn more entries by completing challenges online. 

Grand Prize Drawings for Teens:
4 Gift Baskets

Grand Prize Drawing for Adults:

Themed gift baskets, value of $100!

Special Challenge Prize for Kids:

Visit either library 5 times over the summer, mark the date of your visit online, and earn a ticket for you and your guardian to our Splash Station Waterpark Party, courtesy of the Friends of the Joliet Public  Library.

City-wide challenge:

If the city of Joliet reads over 3 million pages from June 4th-July 29th, the Board of the Joliet Public Library will sponsor a Fine Free Week for all Summer Reading Participants. All late fees will be waived for JPL items that have already been returned in good condition. No replacement costs or processing fees can be included in this amnesty program.