Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

Join the Summer Reading Club 2022 for kids, teens, and adults at Springfield City Library! | All Ages

Summer Reading Challenge: June 21 to August 27, 2022
This summer, join the Discover Your Summer Reading Club to read, get rewards, enter raffles for prizes, and more!
Read at least 20 minutes a day for 30 days during the challenge to win the completion prize! More details below.

LOG YOUR READING: June 21 – August 27, 2022

Log your reading digitally using Beanstack Online or the Beanstack Mobile App!

If you prefer to log your reading on paper, you can pick up your paper reading log at any library location or download and print your own log with the links below.

What Counts As Reading?

Books • Magazines • Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga • Audiobooks • E-books • Online Articles • Gaming Manuals • Cereal Boxes • Street Signs • As a Family • During Storytimes • To Pets and Toys • And more! Check out our Book Lists below to get started!

YOUNG CHILDREN AGES 0-5

  • Reading to a child each day helps them to become a READER!
  • Color a circle in the reading log for each day you read together or log your reading in Beanstack.
  • Complete 10, 20, and 30 days of reading and return your log for a variety of books and prizes.
  • Attend a library program to earn digital Raffle Tickets towards a prize!

KIDS, TEENS, & ADULTS

  • Read every day!
  • Read at least 20 minutes a day, then color or check off a circle on your reading log (or log your reading in Beanstack).
  • Complete 10, 20, and 30 days of reading and return your log for a variety of books and prizes.
  • Write a book review or attend a library program to earn digital Raffle Tickets towards a prize!

BOOK REVIEWS = RAFFLE TICKETS

  • Write a review for each book you have read, and submit it on Beanstack or to a librarian.
  • Earn a digital Raffle Ticket for each review written for a chance to win a prize!

EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Check out our Discover Your Summer themed events, happening at several library locations throughout the summer!

Teen Detective’s Book Club

Calling all detectives! Do you love solving a mystery? Join us at the Forest Park Branch once a month to hash out all the clues! | Forest Park | Teens

Forest Park Branch
First Tuesday of the Month – September 13
4-4:45 pm | Ages 14-19

Calling all detectives! Do you love solving a mystery? Join us at the Forest Park Library once a month to hash out all the clues!

Upcoming Selections:

They Wish They Were Us by Jessica GoodmanSeptember 13
They Wish They Were Us
by Jessica Goodman – (2020) YA fiction

At an exclusive prep school on Long Island, Jill Newman looks forward to her senior year as a member of the school’s most elite clique, the Players, until new evidence surfaces about the murder of her close friend Shaila.

Teen Manga Squad

Do you want to meet other teens who love manga as much as you? Then we have the squad for you! | East Forest Park | Teens

East Forest Park Branch
3rd Wednesday of Each Month | 6:00-7:30 PM | Ages 10-18

Calling all manga fans! Do you want to meet other teens who love manga (Japanese comics or graphic novels) as much as you? Then we have the squad for you!

Teen Writer’s Guild

Join us for writing games and practice developing your creative writing skills. | Forest Park | Teens

Forest Park Branch
4th Thursday of each month | 4-4:45 pm Ages 13-18

Do you love Creative Writing? Can’t get enough of fiction? Love putting your thoughts into poems? Want to pen the next big screenplay? Then come join us at the Forest Park Library for a monthly Writers’ Guild just for you! Let’s discover writing games, learn new forms and genres, practice with prompts, and share your writing for workshop. Develop your creative writing skill and learn what it takes to edit your work. All skill levels are welcome, but please preregister!

Register on our online calendar.

Convince Us! The Reader Challenge

Every month bring your FAVORITE book, and persuade others to read it. Can you? | Indian Orchard | Teens

Indian Orchard Branch – Teen Room
4th Wednesday monthly – September 28 | 5-6 PM | Ages 12-18

Is there a book you totally ADORE? or completely DETEST? Convince your fellow readers to read it (or avoid it).

Every month bring your FAVORITE book, and persuade others to read it. Can you?

Snacks will be served.

Comics Club for Teens

Join us for the Comics Club for Teens as we share our favorites in Anime, Manga, and American comics. | Central | Teens

Central Library – Teen Area
Monthly, 4th Wednesday | 3:45 – 4:45 pm | Teens 13-19
August 24, September 28

Do you love manga? Do you wait for the next big MCU project to be announced? Then this is the club for you.

Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month to talk all things comics, anime, and manga. Ages 13-19 welcome.