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summer reading 2021

​Mark your calendars for our Kick-Off Party & Registration:  Friday, May 28th - 10 AM to 3 PM!

Join us on the library lawn for our own Olympic-style games, activities, a photo booth, and prize drawings.  Masks and distancing required.  Reservations are required, and will open starting Monday, May 10.  Please call the library to reserve a spot for your family:  815-645-8611.

Thanks to Stillman Bank and the Village of Davis Junction for their financial support!  And, thanks to Casey's for all the cool gift cards!

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Join Our Summer Reading Challenge:

Friday, May 28-Friday, August 6

This summer, we're heading to Tokyo for the Olympics!  To celebrate our love of sports, travel, and Japanese culture, we'll participate in different challenges and activities, track our reading, and earn badges online using Beanstack:  a FREE and user-friendly mobile app.  Don't worry:  you can also use Beanstack on your desktop.  You can register as an individual, family, or organization/class/school!

Let's Go for the Gold!

The more reading challenges and activities you complete, the more badges you earn!  The more badges you earn, the more chances you have to win prizes. 

  • INDIVIDUALS (All Ages):  For every 5 Badges you earn, your name will be entered to win from our prize drawings, held weekly!  For our adult readers, we'll also have hidden prizes along the way.  So, Beanstack will inform you when you've completed one of our mystery Golden-Ticket activities to receive a special prize!

  • FAMILIES:  The FAMILY that reads the most and completes the most activities will win a 1-YEAR FAMILY PASS to the Discovery Center & Museum of Rockford. 

  • TWEEN/TEEN INDIVIDUALS (Ages 12-17):  Any TWEEN/TEEN INDIVIDUAL who reads 5 books will be entered to win a Kawaii & Manga Themed Gift Basket.

  • ADULT INDIVIDUALS (Ages 18+):  As our connecting flight home lands in Paris, France, any ADULT INDIVIDUAL who reads 10 books will be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Rockford's own Authentic French Pastry Shop, Crust & Crumbles.  

Summer Reading Resources


Download the app, create an account, and begin tracking your reading, and

completing fun and hands-on activities to earn badges.  Earn digital badges, and the chance to win from the prizes listed above: GET STARTED HERE.  Need help?  Download this CHEAT SHEET


Order Badge/Activity Packs for FREE using our ORDER REQUEST FORM

Beanstack will inform you when Activity Packs are available.


See our Facebook Events page, or our ONLINE CALENDAR for a list of library programs & events.

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