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It’s time to Read Beyond the Beaten Path this summer with the Richton Park Public Library!

Blue dinosaur reading a book with the text 'Read Beyond the Beaten Path'

From June 1st to July 31st, we challenge you to read every day!


How to Participate:

  • Sign up for Summer Reading starting June 1st
    • You can sign up in person at the Youth or Adult Services Desk
      • Kids ages Birth to Kindergarten can sign up for our Read to Me Program
      • Students entering grades 1 to 6 in the fall can sign up for our Youth Program
      • Students entering grades 7 to 12 in the fall can sign up for our Teen Program
      • Adults & Seniors can sign up for our Adult Program
    • You can sign up online at
    • Sign-up bags are available while supplies last.
  • Read everyday! Initial every day that you read (Parents/Guardians have to initial for participants in our Youth & Read to Me Programs) and/or log your days on Beanstack
  • Earn Raffle Tickets
    • You get 6 raffle tickets for every 6 days read
    • Kids & Teens earn bonus tickets for attending programs
    • Kids earn bonus tickets for participating in Camp RPPL Badges

More Summer Programs:

We have a couple more fun programs available to make your summer a blast! Learn about them below:

  • Camp RPPL Badges
    • Open to Read to Me & Youth Programs
    • You can earn fun badges to put on your lanyard this summer! For every badge you earn, you’ll also get a raffle ticket. Pick up your lanyard and first badge when you sign up for Summer Reading!
    • Badge Tracker Tri-Fold log & lanyard included in your Sign-Up bag or at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Books to Baseball
    • Open to Youth & Teen Programs
    • Read 5 books and get a special prize!
    • Bookmarks are included in your Sign-Up packet or at the Youth Services Desk.
    • Limit 1 per child.
  • Family Fun Bingo Card
    • Open to Families
    • Pick up a Family Fun Bingo Card at the library and complete our family fun activities! For every BINGO your family completes, you will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a family membership to the Museum of Science and Industry. Families that complete the entire board will receive a small prize (while supplies last).
    • Family Fun Bingo Card is available in Youth Services.
    • Limit 1 per family.

For more information about any of our Summer Reading Activities, please contact us (chat, phone, or email!)

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