Summer Reading 2021

Summer Reading: June 14th – August 14th, 2021

This summer, we want to encourage you to make reading an everyday habit!

Using Beanstack, log the days that you spend time reading. (If you don’t want to use Beanstack, you can request a paper log from the library.)

Each day you read is a raffle ticket for weekly $25 gift cards to local businesses!

All ages are welcome and you do not have to be a Steger or South Chicago Heights resident to participate.

Summer Reading is online! Click the link sign up for summer reading on beanstack or click on the links below to download the app for iOS or Android.

Join the annual geocaching competition to win gift cards and explore other Chicago-area libraries.


Saturday, June 5th: DIY Seed Starters – Make your own seed starter using newspaper, soil, and seeds. This is an outdoor drop-in program – visit anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm.

Wednesday, July 7th: Family Chalk Art – A large selection of sidewalk chalk will be available to use on our parking lot or sidewalks beginning at 5:30pm.

Thursday, August 5th at 5:30pm: Tie Dye Craft – Create a tie dye masterpiece. Registration TBA.

more events and details TBA.

Click here to download June, July, and August Early Literacy Calendars
Spot the colors in the world around you! Each week we will post one of these images on our Facebook, and if you comment with a picture of something that is one of these colors, you’ll get an additional raffle ticket added to that week’s raffle. Not a Facebook user? You can email your picture to us at
You can also pick up these two scavenger hunt printouts at the library if you would like to do the scavenger hunt together as a family.