We LOVE our local libraries! They are awesome places to borrow books, movies, games, and more. They also offer educational opportunities and fun experiences for kids and adults throughout the year. One of our favorite programs is the summer reading program! Each Rockford area library offers their own summer reading program with different prizes and rules.

The library programs are listed by city. If you are a resident in the city, you will be able to sign up for a library card and participate in the program for FREE! Be sure to a valid form of ID and proof of residency (bill, etc.) when signing up.

This year, most of the summer reading programs have moved to an online format since the libraries have not re-opened though most Rockford area libraries are offering curbside pick-up of materials.

We will add new information to these listings are it becomes available.


Beloit Public Library (Beloit)

Summer Reading Challenge

When: June 1 – August 31, 2020

Locations: Online

How to join the Summer Reading Program:

Register here.


Ida Public Libary (Belvidere)

Information TBA.


Cherry Valley Public Library (Cherry Valley)

Dig Deeper: Build a Better World

When: June 8 – August 14, 2020

Locations: Online

How to join the Summer Reading Program:

Cherry Valley Public Library will also have grab and go kits available to be completed at home. Borrow your kit here.

Register here.


North Suburban Library (Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Roscoe)

Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover

When: June 8 – August 1, 2020

Locations: Online

How to join the Summer Reading Program:

Register here.


Rockford Public Library (Rockford)

Read Explore Grow

When: April 1 – August 31, 2020

Locations: Online

How to join the Summer Reading Program:

Register here.


Talcott Free Library (Rockton)

Imagine Your Story

When: April 1 – August 31, 2020

Locations: Online log and paper log available

How to join the Summer Reading Program:

  • Download a log or pick one up with Talcott To Go curbside the week of June 1 (Mon, Wed, and Friday at 10 am – 12 pm. Tuesday and Thursday from 3 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 am – 2 pm.)
  • Log your reading every day and qualify for prizes.

Register here.


South Beloit Public Library (South Beloit)

Information TBA.


Will you be participating in a summer reading program this year?

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