We LOVE our local libraries! They are wonderful 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 Stateline 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.

North Suburban Library District

Find Your Voice
May 30 – July 22, 2023

Locations: North Suburban Library District
6340 N. Second Street, Loves Park, IL
5562 Clayton Circle, Roscoe, IL

Kids can record minutes read using Beanstack or a paper log that you can pick up at the library along with their Summer Reading Club To Go bag. Complete reading challenges and turn in a log by July 22nd to be included in a drawing to win a karaoke machine.

Program events:

  • June 13: Pool Party at Walt Williamson Pool in Rockton from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • July 11: Annual Stuffed Pet Parade at the Macktown Forest Preserve (2221 Freeport Rd., Rockton, IL) from 10 am – 1 pm. Kids can bring their favorite stuffed animal, do a scavenger hunt, tour historic sites with Macktown Living History, then eat a frozen treat from Culver’s.
  • July 22: Pool Party at Sand Park Pool in Loves Park from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
  • August 12: End of Summer Bash at the Northeast YMCA from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Enjoy a night of swimming, jumping in a bounce house, basketball and games. Register here.

Beloit Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge
June 10 – August 10, 2023

Location: Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd, Beloit, WI

More information coming soon.

Program events:

  • June 10: Kick-off Party with Sky Carp mascot, Poopsie and opportunities to play games, win prizes, and sign up for the Summer Reading Club and BookQuest! from 2 pm – 4 pm.
  • July 18: Storywagon Visit: Snake Discovery where you can learn about reptiles in Wisconsin from 6 pm – 7 pm.

View a full summer guide for the library here.

Ida Public Library (Belvidere)

Have Book, Will Travel
June 10 – August 5, 2023

Location: Ida Public Library
320 N State St, Belvidere, IL

Travel the world with this year’s summer reading program. The program will kick off on June 10th and last for eight weeks. Each week you read, you can check off your boarding pass to be signed up for raffles for great prizes like gift cards and more.

Program events:

  • June 10: Kick-off Party from 11 am – 2 pm with vendors, inflatables, crafts, dancing, food trucks, and more.

View a full summer guide for the library here.

Cherry Valley Public Library

READtastic Park
May 30 – August 4, 2023

Location: Cherry Valley Public Library
755 E State St, Cherry Valley, IL

Kids can read and record their minutes using Beanstack to earn fun rewards and badges including free ice cream from Cattle & Cream, a free book when they reach their goal, and more. This year, kids can record minutes and activities every week to be entered into a weekly prize drawing. If you complete your goal by August 4, 2023, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Dino Adventure. Register online here.

Program events:

  • June 15: Duke Otherwise Show at 3 pm. Duke is a performer, guitarist and tap dancer.
  • June 29: Tea-Rex Tea Party at 2 pm. Dress as a princess, dinosaur, or princess dinosaur.
  • July 13: Age of the Dinosaurs at Burpee Museum at 2 pm. Travel back in time when Burpee brings dinosaurs.
  • July 27: Absolute Science: Mega Foam Blasters at 2 pm. Enjoy a foam party in the parking lot.

All Cherry Valley Public Library events must be registered for in advance. Priority will be given to CV card holders. Register on their calendar here.

View a full summer guide for the library here.

Rockford Public Library

Find Your Voice
June 3 – August 12, 2023

Locations: Rockford Public Library
214 N. Church Street, Rockford, IL
6685 E. State Street, Rockford, IL
1238 S. Winnebago Street, Rockford, IL

Kids can track summer reading using the Beanstack app to qualify for prizes for every 500 minutes read. They will also get a free book when they finish 1,500 minutes. Sign up here.

Program events:

  • June 3: Kick-Off Party in the Riverfront Museum Park parking lot from 10 am – 12 pm. Enjoy crafts and games, and borrow books from the Mobile Library. The first 800 kids will get a free t-shirt. There will also be a Magic Show at 10 am and a free children’s music show at 11 am.

Talcott Free Library (Rockton)

Find Your Voice
May 30 – July 29, 2023

Location: Talcott Free Library
101 E Main St, Rockton, IL

Kids can track their reading by using a paper log that they can pick up at the library starting on May 30th.

Program events:

  • June 6: Hoo Haven at 1 pm
  • June 13: Summer Sing Along at 1 pm
  • June 20: Craft Day at 1 pm
  • June 27: Ice Cream Social from 6 pm – 7 pm at The Shelter at Village Green Park
  • July 6: Movie Day at 1 pm
  • July 11: Pool Party at Walt Willliamson Pool from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • July 18: Game Day at 1 pm
  • July 25: Bingo Day at 1 pm

South Beloit Public Library

All Together Now
June 5 – July 29, 2023

Location: South Beloit Library
630 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL

More information TBA.

View a full summer guide for the library here.

Hedberg Public Library (Janesville)

All Together Now
June 12 – August 4, 2023

Location: Hedberg Public Library
316 S. Main St., Janesville, WI

Kids can pick up a lanyard and button or sticker from the library and record their minutes on the Beanstack app. Kids can win prizes weekly and enter in drawings for prizes. Register here.

Woodstock Public Library

All Together Now
June 5 – July 30, 2023

Location: Woodstock Public Library
414 W. Judd St., Woodstock, IL

Kids can pick up a reading log from the library or record their minutes on the Beanstack app. Kids can choose a brand new book for every completed log. Register here.

Program events:

  • June 3: Summer Reading Kickoff: Istvan and His Imaginary Band at 2 pm. Register here.

View a full summer guide for the library here.

Milton Public Library

Find Your Voice
June 23 – August 21, 2023

Location: Milton Public Library
403 E. High St., Milton, WI

Kids can record their reading on the Milton website here.

Head over to your local library and get your kids signed up for the summer reading program today! Email us at hello@statelinekids.com if we missed your library’s event!

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