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The Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4.

Welcome to the Forest Park Public Library Summer Challenge! We are challenging you to have some fun in June and July.


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 is another option to earn tickets.You can share online with other Challenge participants through the FPPL Summer Challenge Padlet. Padlet is an online tool that will allow you to share photos, links, and comments. This tool is easy to access and does not require registration. For each entry, you will receive one ticket. Just be sure to include your name. (If you need assistance or have concerns about participating, please contact us at Each week, all submissions will be entered into a drawing to win a small prize.

Throughout the summer, we will also send you an email with info about what’s happening at the Library along with challenge encouragement, reading recommendations, and more.

Challenge logs must be turned in by Friday, August 5 to be entered into the drawing. They can be returned in person to the Library or emailed to

We will be drawing multiple winners. The winners will get to choose a $50 gift card to a local Forest Park business.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to

You can also find full more details about events, the kids reading program, and more at




Challenge Activities

  1. Visit the Library
  2. Get a Library card
  3. Check out a Library book, audiobook, etc.
  4. Check out a gadget from the Library
  5. Explore a Library online resource
  6. Participate in a Library program
  7. Turn your screens and devices off for an hour or more
  8. Go for a walk outside
  9. Have a conversation with someone new
  10. Read a book for 20 minutes
  11. Listen to an audiobook
  12. Read a book from the summer reading list
  13. Read a mystery novel
  14. Read a book by a Black author
  15. Take part in a PRIDE event
  16. Try out a free Library app
  17. Read a newspaper article with PressReader
  18. Check out the Forest Park Review edition from your birthday through the digital archive
  19. Donate to the Little Free Pantry
  20. Celebrate Juneteenth by attending an event
  21. Find a few of your favorite authors on social media and “like” or “follow” them
  22. Smell a flower
  23. Check out a Museum Pass through the Library and explore Chicagoland
  24. Take a relaxing nap
  25. Breathe deeply and count your exhales for five breaths
  26. Window shop down Madison Street
  27. Attend an outdoor movie at the Park District
  28. Grab a new bookmark at the Library
  29. Make kindness a habit. Do something small for someone else.
  30. Smile and say hello to a neighbor
  31. Connect with an old (or new) friend
  32. Recycle
  33. Learn about composting or start this practice
  34. Plant a seed
  35. Thank someone who deserves it!
  36. Adopt or appreciate your pet
  37. Appreciate your life
  38. Take a dip in the Forest Park pool
  39. Go to one of the Village’s Groovin’ in the Grove concerts
  40. Watch fireworks explode on the 4th
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