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Winter Reading Club for Kids


There's "Snow Better Time to Read" than winter!

Winter Reading Clubs for kids, teens and adults begin on December 21, the first day of winter. Registration is open now.

We're starting our Winter Reading Club a little earlier this year so everyone can take advantage of what will likely be a quieter holiday season. Get started today by registering online at  If you've used Beanstack before, your user name and password will still be in the system from the previous Reading Club. Need more information on how to use Beanstack? Quick tips are available in this document

Tracking on Beanstack is convenient, but if you love having a paper log to track your reading, they are available in a box by the Library dropbox. Be sure to grab the right log for your age group; there are separate logs for adults and youth. 

Download a printable PDF of the youth reading log for children and teens here

Read to Win this Winter!

Children (babies through 6th grade) who read 20 days between December 21 and February 28 will win a prize book and a ticket for a chance to win a bonus prize of a $25 Target gift card (three winners). Keep reading for a total of 40 days and win a second ticket for another chance to win! Prize books will be distributed beginning March 1. 

Prize books are generously provided by the Friends of the Park Ridge Library.

Track your reading using Beanstack. Create a free account for yourself or your whole family; if you've used Beanstack before, you will already have a username and password. 

Download the Beanstack mobile app for Apple or Android devices to help record your progress wherever and whenever you might read.

If you aren't able to register online, please contact us and we can register you over the phone or via e-mail: 847-825-4527 or email