Find Your Voice!

Summer Reading 2023: June 2-August 6

Join the Library for a celebration of reading, programs, and all things that help you to find your voice!

About Summer Reading

The Summer Reading program encourages people of all ages to read throughout the busy summer months. Prizes and special events make the program extra fun and exciting, but our main goal is for the Waukegan community to get excited about reading and learning new things. Summer Reading provides a chance for everyone to explore books and develop new interests. Reading has been proven to reduce stress, help improve memory, and foster empathy. Additionally, for school-age kids and teens, research shows that reading over the summer helps prevent the “summer slide” and makes them ready to learn when they go back to school in the fall. Whatever your age, there is an opportunity for all community members to participate in one of our tailored summer reading challenges. Waukegan Public Library’s summer slate of summer reading challenges, enriching programs, and dynamic special events runs from June 2-August 6.

How to Participate

Community members of all ages can participate in the summer reading program. The program is simple to join and easy to track reading progress and receive prizes. All you need to do is keep track of every day you read or listen to a book.

Visit the Library to sign up. Grab a paper calendar form to track  your reading, or track your reading online using Beanstack.

Free Summer Lunches

Mondays-Fridays from 12:00 – 1:00 pm

The library will once again be offering free grab and go lunches for kids and teens. Starting June 12, parents and/or children can pick up a free bagged lunch at the Main Library. The program is open to all children and teens, regardless of the school they attend. The menu will change every day, and lunches will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.