Find Your Voice Summer Reading & Events!

Find Your Voice and Your Story this Summer with All Ages Summer Reading & Events! From June 1 to July 31, explore new stories, new ways to express your creativity, and new interests! 

Our reading program has officially kicked off, but no worries - you can sign up and participate at ANY point during the challenge period:

Summer Reading Challenges for All Ages - June 1 to July 31, 2023

Register now with Beanstack! 

With ONE reading challenge for all ages, it's easy for families, adults, kids, and teens to read and learn together this summer! Earn digital badges for reading by minutes or completing activites with our Beanstack app or website, or use our paper reading log, available from any RIPL staff member. Earn at least 10 out of 24 badges of any combination, and earn a prize. Kids earn a bonus Brag Tag; Adults earn a double-walled tumbler. Teens may choose ONE of the following: Book, Whitey's $5 gift card, or a Funko Pop. Completion gifts available while supplies last, for pick up at any RIPL location. 

Keep going after you earn your 10 badges! Your reading can help us reach our community goal of 400,000 minutes! Each digital or print badge completed equals a chance for one of our 6 Grand Prize drawings. If you're participating online, you have until August 7 to apply your tickets toward a prize. If you're entering on paper, return your log to any RIPL location by July 31 so we can enter your "tickets" for you. Deadline to pick up finishing prizes is August 11. 

Want to know more about the great events we have planned?

Read the Summer 2023 Guide with Issuu!

MetroLINK fare special for Summer Reading: When you and your kids ride the bus to the library this summer, your kids ages 4 to 12 can ride free! Just show a library card from the Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, or Silvis Public Libraries, and the kid's fare is waived. Fare special good June 1 to July 31. 

Children ages 4 to 12 to use a valid library card as their fare when traveling to and from several library locations between June 1 to July 31. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult, and will have their fares waived when traveling to and from participating library branches. Riders must show a valid library card from the Moline, Rock Island, East Moline, or Silvis Libraries to claim the fare waiver.

Whether you participate online or on paper, Summer Reading is a great way to find new stories and keep those reading skills fresh over the summer! 

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