Summer Reading Programs

Read Beyond the Beaten Path!

Summer Reading Program will begin Monday, June 6th and end on Friday, July 8th.

Helpful Tips

  • No registration is required! Simply download the Reader Zone app and start reading!
  • Download the Reader Zone app from the Google Play or App Store.
  • The code for Manteno Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is bb92b

Summer Reading Kick-Off Party!

Join us on Monday, June 6th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Heritage Park in Manteno.  Pick up your first reading badge, play games, make crafts, visit our photo booth and register for all the fun programs this summer!

Age Groups

Our age groups and reading goals are as follows:

Preschool (0-5 years) = 60 minutes per week

Young Readers (6-10 years) = 90 minutes per week

Teens (11 and up) = 120 minutes per week

Adults (18 and over) = 120 minutes per week

You will have until each Friday at noon to input your minutes read.


Our Preschool and Young Reader groups will earn a raffle ticket for the prize basket of their choice this year—Superhero Basket, Lego Basket or Camping Basket!  Also, our Preschool and Young Readers will be earning reading badges each week they hit their goal.  They can also earn badges for attending certain programs.  (Be sure to pick up your Badge Checklist at the Summer Reading Kick Off or at the Circulation Desk.)  Raffle tickets and reading badges will be available after 1:00 pm on Fridays for pick-up at the Circulation Desk.

Teens and Adults will earn raffle tickets for a gift card “tree” including $25 gift cards to:  Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Starbucks and Kohls.  Teens and Adults names will automatically be entered in the raffle when they complete their weekly goal.

Summer Reading Challenge

How to Get Started

To participate in our “Read Beyond the Beaten Path!” Summer Reading challenge, download the Reader Zone app and enter the code bb92b.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Jen at

10 S. Walnut St.
Manteno, IL 60950

Ph: 815 468 3323
Fax: 815 468 3360


Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 7:00pm

9:30am - 6:00pm

9:30am - 3:00pm



"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."


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