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You must be a Lake County resident to win a Raffle Prize.

About SRP 2021

From June 19-July 31, 2021, participate in the Lake County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge! This year's theme is "Tails and Tales." The challenge will consist of a variety of options to earn raffle tickets, from logging reading minutes to completing fun activities and attending library events.

Our reading challenge will feature four age divisions: 0-5, 6-11, 12-18, and 18+. Log reading minutes, activities, and book reviews on Beanstack or in a printed booklet (coming soon!). For every hour that you read and each activity that you complete, earn a ticket in our raffle. At the end of the challenge, each age group will have a separate raffle, with the chance to earn prizes from a variety of local businesses! The more you read and participate, the bigger chance you have of winning a prize.

Log your progress on Beanstack!

Summer Reading Programs:

Programas de lectura de verano:

0 - 18 Prizes and Guideline


18+ Prizes and Guidelines


  • Lake County Public Library Tote
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Choice of book - see selection below.
  • Stainless steel camp mug with LCPL logo.

Gold Prize: Two raffle drawings

  • Lake County Public Library Tote
  • Choice of book - see selection below.
  • Stainless steel camp mug with LCPL logo.

Silver Prize: Two raffle drawings

  • Choice of book - see selection below.
  • Stainless steel camp mug with LCPL logo.

How to qualify for the drawings:

Each badge you earn counts as a raffle ticket. The more badges you earn the more chances you have to win!

Finisher Prize (15 badges completed):

  • The first 20 finishers will receive a $5 drink token good at either Treeline or Before & After.
  • 1 badge = 1 hour of reading, OR write 1 book review, OR 1 activity


Log your progress on Beanstack!

Book choices for Raffle

Half Baked Harvest by Tieghan Gerard: The blogger behind "Half Baked Harvest," shares over one hundred and twenty-five recipes for dishes that include pan-fried feta with thyme and greek marinated olives, steak shawarma bowls, and gooey chocolate coconut caramel bars.

Magnolia Table: A collection of Recipies for Gathering by Joanna Gaines: Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Dishes include fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam, white Cheddar bisque, peach caprese, and lemon pie.

Ottolenghi Flavor by Yotam Ottolenghi: Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce.

We are What We Eat by Alice Waters. From chef and food activist Alice Waters, an impassioned plea for a radical reconsideration of the way each and every one of us cooks and eats.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer: As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin Wall Kimmerer has spent a career learning how to ask questions of nature using the tools of science. As a Potawatomi woman, she learned from elders, family, and history that the Potawatomi, as well as a majority of other cultures indigenous to this land, consider plants and animals to be our oldest teachers.

Handmade Style: 23 Must-Have Basics to Stitch, Use, and Wear [Includes patterns] by Anna Graham: In Handmade Style, Anna Graham, best known for her Noodlehead bag patterns, shows you how to use your favorite modern fabrics to expand your signature look into a lifestyle collection that's all your own.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab: Making a Faustian bargain to live forever but never be remembered, a woman from early eighteenth-century France endures unacknowledged centuries before meeting a man who remembers her name.

Colorado Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs by Gerry Roach: Contains descriptions of hikes and climbs on Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, providing specifications on each mountain and climb, GPS coordinates, length and class ratings, and other information.

Colorado Thirteeners by Gerry Roach: This book includes accurate and user-friendly information on 59 major peaks in six mountain ranges; 202 routes on the major peaks; 71 routes on 71 additional peaks; 96 trailheads with detailed driving directions; distance, elevation gain, difficulty scale and effort rating for each route; and full-color, annotated illustrations.