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Reading Clubs for Teens











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 will be available in a box by the Library dropbox beginning December 21.

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

Read to Win this Winter!

Teens (6th grade and up) 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. 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. 

Teens can win either a $25 Amazon gift card, a $25 Starbucks gift card or a $25 Target gift card.

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