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The Library announces its summer challenge program Forest Park Together. This summer is about coming together as a community. We have created an assortment of events and activities including a reading incentive program for kids ages 0 to middle grades and a summer challenge for teens and adults.

Forest Park Together Summer Kickoff Party
Friday, June 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Sign Up (beginning May 1)

Summer Events

For Pre-K
For Kids
For Middle Grades
For Young Adults
For Adults

See the full event calendar here or check out the summer newsletter here.

Kids Reading Program

Register at to play, or if you signed up for last year’s summer program, sign in and select this year’s program Forest Park Together to enroll in this summer’s program.
Get credit for every day you read aloud together or any time you do a Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play activity like the examples in our game booklet. Earn prizes and stickers at progress points.
We’re excited to test out a new badge activity sticker book for our readers this year. Our first 125 readers to sign up in person will get a copy, but if you join later in the summer, you can still play and earn prizes by playing online. Show off your badge book or track online to check in for incentives.
For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at or 708-689-6126.

Adult & Teen Summer Challenge

We are challenging you to have some fun in June and July. The activities range from reading 20 minutes a day to attending Library programs to having a screen free day. Each day (or some days) select an activity and complete it. Write your activity of choice (or its number) in the square and add a star. (You can repeat activities.) For every five completed days, you will earn a ticket to enter the summer prize drawing. While we are encouraging you to participate every day, just do your best! There are other options to earn tickets and prizes. For full details, sign up at

Summer Activities

We have several activities to participate in this summer. Click on the link to find out more.

Little Free Library Contest

Dog Days of Summer

Beyond Hunger Donation Drive

Tiny Art Show



Summer Reading Recommendations

Here are some of our recommendations for great reads this summer. You can click on the link to place a hold and pick up the book at the Library. Or you can call to have us pull the book for you.

Early Readers & Series for Beginning Readers Book List
Picture Book List
Middle Grade Summer List


Summer 2022 “Hot” New Releases (Fiction)
Summer 2022 “Hot” New Releases (Nonfiction)
Summer 2022 Black Authors Reading List
Summer 2022 Mystery Reading List
Wellbeing and Growth Reading List


If you have questions about anything, we are happy to help! Give us a call at 708-366-7171, email us at, or send a Facebook message on our page @forestparkreads.

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