Summer Reading 2018

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Summer Reading 2018 will run from Tuesday, May 29-Monday, July 30. This year's theme is Reading Takes You Everywhere, and the Library's many Summer programs will – as always – be offered at absolutely no cost to participants!

Additionally, kids, teens, and adults who finish the program and turn in their completed reading logs by July 30 will receive a prize pack! Prize packs can be picked up beginning June 11.

Bloomington Public Library's annual Summer Reading Program begins May 29!

Reading logs can be picked up at the Library, on the Bookmobile, or online. You'll also want to check out the Library's Summer Program Guide which includes details about more than 210 FREE programs BPL is offering this summer. The Program Guide is available in paper form at the Library and on the Bookmobile. It's also offered electronically at https://bit.ly/2rwFaKC.

The Summer Reading theme is "Reading Takes You Everywhere." Help us kick off the Summer Reading Program by marking your calendar and attending our kickoff party on Thursday, May 31. During the party, a variety of book-based activities, crafts, music, storytelling, and more will take over the Community Room and the Children's Department from 10am-12pm.

Summer Reading is for kids, teens, and adults, and there are completion prizes offered in each age group. Prizes can be claimed between June 11-July 30. Teens and adults who finish the program will also have an opportunity to enter additional prize drawings with winners being drawn on July 31.

Reading Logs

(Please click the link below which corresponds with the age group of the reading log you'd like to print. Additionally, please print one log for each family member who wishes to participate in the Summer Reading Program).

Our children's reading program is for those age newborn-11. Find the Children's Reading Log here.

Our teen reading program is for those ages 12-17. Find the Teen Reading Log here.

Our adult reading program is for those age 18+. Find the Adult Reading Log here.




Kids who complete the program will take home a prize pack and get to pick a prize from our Treasure Chest.

Completion Pack for Kids:


For every 5 hours of reading, teens earn a prize slip for a drawing that will take place at the program's conclusion. There are 11 prizes available in the Teen Prize Drawing. Once teens complete 10 hours of reading, they can stop in for a snack item and a small prize. Teens who read 20 hours and complete the program will take home our completion prize pack (outlined below) and get to pick a free book from our book cart.

Completion Pack for Teens:


Adults will finish Summer Reading when they've completed one line on their BINGO board Reading Log. Adults who go further can earn up to 12 prize entries by completing additional lines on their BINGO board. Prize entries earned will allow adults the opportunity to enter the drawings of their choice with a chance to win one of 24 prizes chosen for adults. You'll be entering specifically for the prize(s) you're interested in winning. Please fill in your completed entries before returning to the Adult Services desk or the Bookmobile with your BINGO board.

Completion Pack for Adults:

We would like to also thank our Summer Reading sponsors:

American Family Insurance, Kathy Alwes-Petri

April Anderson

Bamjac Computers

Bloomington Library's Used Book Shoppe

Central Illinois Flying Aces

Challenger Learning Center

Chris' Water Gardens

City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department

Clemens and Associates

Cookies By Design

Denny's Doughnuts

District 87 (free lunches)

Don Owen Tire

Ecology Action Center

Edible Arrangements

Flingers Pizza Pub

Fox & Hounds Hair Studio and Day Spa

Golden Prairie Public Library District

Green Top Grocery

Holiday Pool


Illinois Humanities Council

Illinois Shakespeare Festival

Impact Dance Theatre

ISU Art Station

Jason's Deli

Jim Hoppe

Kurt's Auto Body

Lincoln's Festival on Route 66

Maaco Collision Repair & Auto Painting

Marco's Pizza & Family Video

McDonald's of Bloomington-Normal

McLean County Museum of History

Merlot and a Masterpiece

Midwest Institute of Opera's MIOpportunities

Miller Park Mini Golf

Miller Park Zoo

Moe's Southwest Grill

Monical's Pizza

Next Step Dance Studio

Normal CornBelters

O'Neil Pool

Open Source Classroom

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Paul Holsinger

Pepsi Ice Center

Red Raccoon Games

RGW Candy Company

Rick Anhalt

Roberts Trophies

Ron Smith Printing

Sara Kay Hartmann


Specs Around Town

State Farm STEM Team

Taco John's

The Copy Shop

The Decorators' Grocery

The Gingerbread House