Summer Reading Program


  1. Sign up at either library branch or online starting May 1st
  2. 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. 
  3. Looking for more of a challenge?  Check out our learning challenges online or on the activity log to earn more entries for prize drawings. 

Grand Prize Checkout Challenge:

Starting June 2, enter the number on your checkout receipt here!

Receipts can be given at the self-checkouts or at the Circulation desk when checking out items.

There will be a new code every week throughout the Summer Reading Challenge! Only one entry per code, please!

We will randomly select a winner at the end of the summer for the Grand Prize, a $250 Target gift card!

Grand Prize Checkout Challenge sponsored by: 



This Summer, the Joliet Public Library is going Fine Free from May 31-August 22! The fine threshold will also be raised to $50.

What does that mean?: The items you return to the Library between May 31-August 22 will be FINE FREE! This is excluding inter-Library Loans and Hotspots. Return your long overdue books and enjoy no fines with this special promotion.

The fine threshold has been raised to $50 in honor of the Friends of the Joliet Public Library 50th Anniversary! Borrowing privileges will be restored for those who do not owe more than $50.


Do I have to sign up again?

You should continue to use the family login by email address as well as the usernames and passwords for each family member that you created last year.  However, you will need to register each person for 2019 Summer Reading Challenge once you have logged into the account. 

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. 

Do I need a library card to join?
Library cards are not required.  Everyone is encouraged to participate!

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.

How do I log my pages and challenges?

Show us your paper log every time you visit the library, or log your pages and challenges online between June 2nd and July 27th. Tracking the pages as you complete each book will earn you more chances towards the weekly drawings.

Do I have to do the bonus challenges?

Challenges earn you more entries into our prize drawings, but are not required to participate. 

When do I pick up my prizes?

All regular prizes need to be picked up by August 3rd.  Prize selection will also vary throughout the summer, so don’t wait to pick up all your prizes at the end! Grand prize winners will be called for their prizes at the end of the summer.

More questions? Check out our Summer Reading Brochures Here:



Please note that since Splash Station will be closed this summer, the Library Visit Challenge prize will be tickets to a Joliet Slammers game on Sunday, August 4 at 1:05 pm! This special family game day will feature bounce houses and special events for kids. Visit the Library 5 times between June 3-July 27, log those visits online and earn a voucher for your lawn ticket. Parents of children who qualify will also be given a voucher to attend. 



Are you a leader of a group of 10-25 people?  We welcome daycares, camps, schools, and group homes to work together as a team to earn prizes!  Contact us for more information.


Group Challenge Information
Group Challenge Instructions
Individual Readers Log
Group Read Alouds Log

Thanks to all our Sponsors-2018


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