Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading 2024

Read, renew, repeat. June 3-July 26. Reading challenges and prizes for the whole family!

Summer Reading Challenges

Adult Summer Reading

How it works:

  1. Sign up using our Beanstack app.
  2. Log 1 book and attend 1 program to earn your choice of a Lincoln Library branded pint glass or tote bag, AND a raffle entry for a pickleball set!

 Local Fiction Author Summer Reading Challenge

The Sangamon County area is fortunate to have a plethora of talented authors and the annual Local Author Fiction Challenge helps to bring exposure to their important works. Find local authors by searching "Springfield & Sangamon Valley Authors" in the library catalog.

How it works:

  1. Read a fiction book by a local author and enter the raffle for a $25 Downtown Springfield Gift Card to be awarded at the end of Summer Reading. Get your raffle tickets at the 3rd Floor Readers Services Desk.
  2. One raffle ticket per book, and each book logged will be a chance in the final drawing, which takes place Thursday, August 1st.

 

Local Author Fiction Challenge

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Movie Monday - Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG)

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:

Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our weekly Monday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!

Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023, PG)

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Springfield Muni Opera Performance

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Performance

Performance

Enjoy a free performance at the library.

Event Details:

Preview performance and presentation from the Springfield Muni. 

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Library Plaza
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Lecture Series
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8

Lecture Series

Enjoy a local expert discussing a topic of interest.

Event Details:

This Pride Month, join Lincoln Library’s Sangamon Valley Collection for a free walking tour of historic LGBT+ sites in Downtown Springfield. From Ethel Mars to Smokey’s Den to The Prairie Flame to PrideFest, we have a lot to be proud of.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Route 66 Celebration

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program

Lecture Series

Enjoy a local expert discussing a topic of interest.

Event Details:

Join us as we hear Dwight M. Cannon, President Route 66 Association of Illinois, talk to us about getting our kicks on Route 66. He'll be discussing the history of the Mother Road, particularly our part here in central Illinois and down to St.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Movie Monday - Wish (PG)

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:

Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our weekly Monday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!

Wish (PG)

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Atrium
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Lecture Series
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20

Lecture Series

Enjoy a local expert discussing a topic of interest.

Event Details:

This Pride Month, join Lincoln Library’s Sangamon Valley Collection for a free walking tour of historic LGBT+ sites in Downtown Springfield. From Ethel Mars to Smokey’s Den to The Prairie Flame to PrideFest, we have a lot to be proud of.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Library Plaza
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Lecture Series
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18

Lecture Series

Enjoy a local expert discussing a topic of interest.

Event Details:

This Pride Month, join Lincoln Library’s Sangamon Valley Collection for a free walking tour of historic LGBT+ sites in Downtown Springfield. From Ethel Mars to Smokey’s Den to The Prairie Flame to PrideFest, we have a lot to be proud of.

This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Saturday movie matinee - Despicable Me 3

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Carnegie North
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:

Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our Saturday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!

Despicable Me 3

This event is in the "All Ages" group.
Library Branch: Lincoln Library
Room: Carnegie North
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Summer Reading Program, Movie

Movie

Enjoy a movie with digital surround sound at the Lincoln Library.

Event Details:

Hey, kids, escape the heat! Come on in for our weekly Monday Movie Matinee! We'll bring the popcorn!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)