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Summer Reading 2024

Read, Renew, Repeat with Westmont Public Library this summer from May 24 through August 9, 2024. All ages are invited to participate.

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How it works

Visit our Beanstack site or install the Beanstack Tracker app.

You can log in with an existing Beanstack account, if you have one, or create a new account. To add other family members to your account, simply Add a Reader. See detailed instructions.

Record your reading in Beanstack or on a paper log. For Read to Me and Adult challenges, log each book you read. Grade School and Teen readers track by minutes.

As you hit reading milestones, you’ll earn prizes, tickets to apply towards prize drawings, chances to vote in our summer poll for your favorite sustainability mascot, and virtual badges.


For participants in the Read to Me, Grade School, and Teen challenges, prizes include* a book of your choice (a list of available titles is available at the Library), wooden snakes, stickers, recycled post-its with rainbow pens, and tickets toward additional prize drawings. Pick up your rewards as you go or all at once, while supplies last, through August 13. The participating child or teen must be present to claim prizes.

*Alternative prizes for ages 0 – 2 are available.

Adults can earn seed bookmarks and drawing entries for gift cards from local businesses.

Finish recording your reading in Beanstack or bring in your paper log by August 9 to be eligible. Prize drawings will take place on August 10.

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Beanstack instructions

If you’ve already used Beanstack for a prior reading program, such as last year’s Summer Reading or Westmont Reads, you can use the same account for this challenge. If you’re new to Beanstack, all you need to sign up is an email address.

How to sign up on desktop | How to sign up on mobile

How to log reading on desktop | How to log reading on mobile

Visit Beanstack or download the Android app or iOS app.

For assistance, please contact Youth & Teen Services ([email protected] or 630 869 6165) or Adult Services ([email protected] or 630 869 6155).

Printable reading logs

If you’d prefer to keep track on paper, you can download and print a reading log:

Make sure to bring your completed log to the Library by August 9 to be eligible for prizes.

Thank you, sponsors!

Summer Reading 2024 is sponsored by Artistic Pursuit, Bank Financial, Carplus Tire & Auto Services, Chicago White Sox, Citrus Diner, Dairy Queen Westmont, DJ’s Sports Bar & Grill, Fair Game, FMC Natatorium at Ty Warner Park, Fuller’s Carwash of Westmont, Good Juju Yoga, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Prairie Area Reading Council (PARC), Rising Goddess Fitness, Salt Creek Ballet, Suburban Door & Lock Service, True Balance Karate, Uncle Jon’s Music, Wendy’s (Westmont), and Westmont Yard Indoor Sports Complex.