Summer Learning Program Start June 1!

Summer Learning 2019Registration opens June 1 for Evanston Public Library’s Summer Learning Program at any library location or online at Participants of all ages can earn books and other prizes, meet reading goals, and enter the vast world of stories — all for FREE.

After registering, participants get a reading log to track time spent reading, as well as to log bonus activities, to earn regular prizes and raffle entries. A program guide to an array of free summer events is available online, as well as at all library locations. Some programs require advance registration, while others are drop-in events. This year’s program is longer than ever: it extends through August 24.

Individuals of all ages and families are encouraged to register and help grow our city of readers. Literacy includes writing, research, technology, creativity, and problem solving. But it all starts and ends with reading. There are many reasons to spend time at the Library. Using reading to explore a universe of stories is one of the best ways to enjoy your summer.

NEW this year: throughout the City, discover Summer Learning ballot boxes. Adults can enter at select establishments by letting us know what they’re reading or recommending.

The Positive Impact of Summer Reading is Real and Powerful: Our Report. 

The Summer Learning Program highlights the value reading holds within our community.  We thank our program partners: City of Evanston, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, the McGaw YMCA, Y.O.U., Ridgeville Park District, Family Focus, and Garrett-Evanston Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program. These partners are committed to embedding reading as a part of their summer camps and programs.


Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.