From June 18 to September 1, kids 0 to 13, are invited to join the drop-in Rahm’s Readers Summer Learning Challenge. Throughout the summer, you are encouraged to explore our planet and discover the role you play in the environment. CPL locations are offering hundreds of family programs, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities, live animal shows and story times, as well as new books to keep kids brains active.
Complete the Challenge
Start by printing your very own Summer Learning Challenge Log or by registering at any CPL location. Then complete the challenge:
- READ 500 minutes or more over the summer. Read books, magazines, comics, eBooks, audiobooks, or anything else you want, for at least 20 minutes a day—all reading counts!
- DISCOVER: Complete at least one hands-on activity. Attend a library program, try a Museum of Science and Industry Brain Game or other STEAM activity, visit a museum or zoo or explore something new.
- CREATE: Make at least one creation. Make art, write a story or design something new.
- Share what you read and learn to earn your book bag. Keep coming back for more chances to win prizes!
Prizes and Giveaways
Kids 0 to 5 who register for the Summer Learning Challenge receive a free book from KPMG (while supplies last). School-age kids can enter our Story in a Bottle contest to win a backpack full of books and more. This summer the Chicago Public School student who reads and reports the highest number
of minutes in their neighborhood library will earn a field trip for their class, teacher and chaperones to the Shedd Aquarium. All kids can enter weekly giveaways to win books or other prizes.
Parents and caregivers who read, discover and create along with their children will receive a special package of seeds (while supplies last) and will have a chance to win a tech package.
Read! Discover! Create!
Have a wonderful Summer!