Thank you for a successful 2019 Summer Reading Challenge! Check back in May for information on Summer Reading 2020!
HOW TO PLAY:
Library Visit Challenge
Visit the Library 5 times between June 3-July 27, log those visits online and earn a voucher for your lawn ticket to the Joliet Slammers Game!
When: August 4 at 1:05 pm
This special family game day will feature bounce houses and special events for kids. Parents of children who qualify will also be given a voucher to attend.
Joliet Slammers information can be found here!
Grand Prize Checkout Challenge:
Congrats to Black Road Branch patron Kathy S. for winning the $250 Target gift card as part of our Summer Reading Checkout Challenge! We had over 990 people participate in this challenge, thank you all! Special thanks to D'Arcy Buick GMC for sponsoring this exciting initiative!
Grand Prize Checkout Challenge sponsored by:
This Summer, the Joliet Public Library is going Fine Free from May 31-August 22! The fine threshold will also be raised to $50.
What does that mean?: The items you return to the Library between May 31-August 22 will be FINE FREE! This is excluding inter-Library Loans and Hotspots. Return your long overdue books and enjoy no fines with this special promotion.
The fine threshold has been raised to $50 in honor of the Friends of the Joliet Public Library 50th Anniversary! Borrowing privileges will be restored for those who do not owe more than $50.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to sign up again?
You should continue to use the family login by email address as well as the usernames and passwords for each family member that you created last year. However, you will need to register each person for 2019 Summer Reading Challenge once you have logged into the account.
Do I have to confirm my email address?
If you would like to group your family under one login, you will have to confirm your email address. Individuals do not need to confirm their email.
Do I need a library card to join?
How do I count my pages?
Some books don’t have page numbers, including picture books, manga, ebooks and audiobooks. Those books still count! You can look up the number of pages in the print copy on the library catalog or on Amazon to submit. Picture books are generally 32 pages. Books read together as a family count for each of the readers and listeners.
How do I log my pages and challenges?
Show us your paper log every time you visit the library, or log your pages and challenges online between June 2nd and July 27th. Tracking the pages as you complete each book will earn you more chances towards the weekly drawings.
Do I have to do the bonus challenges?
Challenges earn you more entries into our prize drawings, but are not required to participate.
When do I pick up my prizes?
All regular prizes need to be picked up by August 3rd. Prize selection will also vary throughout the summer, so don’t wait to pick up all your prizes at the end! Grand prize winners will be called for their prizes at the end of the summer.
Do my family members have to be present to receive their incremental prizes, or can I retrieve prizes for family members?
Yes, all winners must be present to select their own prizes.
Am I limited in any way by which small prizes I can select?
Each person is limited to one coupon of each type per Summer Reading Challenge.
More questions? Check out our Summer Reading Brochures Here:
Please note that since Splash Station will be closed this summer, the Library Visit Challenge prize will be tickets to a Joliet Slammers game on Sunday, August 4 at 1:05 pm! This special family game day will feature bounce houses and special events for kids. Visit the Library 5 times between June 3-July 27, log those visits online and earn a voucher for your lawn ticket. Parents of children who qualify will also be given a voucher to attend.