Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading June 8 - July 31

Summer Reading Challenges

Read and Attend for Prizes

How it works: Earn 1 point per book read, 3 points per library program attended, and 10 points for completing a tic tac toe card. Use the points to earn the prize of your choice! Sign up on Beanstack or with staff at the library.

Instant Prizes

1 point - Lincoln Library Pen

1 point-Lincoln Library Button

3 points - Lincoln Library Cup

5 points - Lincoln Library USB

5 points - book voucher

Raffle Prizes

Each badge earned on Beanstack grants you one entry into the raffle for these great prizes!

  • Galaxy Tablet - 8 inch, black
  • Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker
  • Anbes TWS Wireless ear buds


Local Author Fiction Challenge

How it works: Read a fiction book by a local author and enter the raffle for a $50 Downtown Springfield Gift Card at the end of Summer Reading. Raffle tickets available at the Readers Services desk on the 3rd floor or use Beanstack. One raffle ticket per book.

Here is a list of local fiction authors at Lincoln Library.


Stop by the library to submit your points or raffle tickets, or record your points and books virtually with our Beanstack app. For more information about Beanstack, and to sign up, go to



Summer Reading Programs

  • Art Colors Your World
    • Come view art by local artists in celebration of Lincoln Library's Summer Reading Program!  
      Art is displayed on the 1st floor at the display cases behind the circulation desk, on the 2nd floor in the Computer Classroom next to the Multipurpose Room, and on the 3rd floor in the Defrate's Reading Room!  Art will rotate throughout the Summer, with new artists being shown each week.
  • Scavenger Hunt
    • #LucilesGame

      A last request of Lucile Fritz, former reference librarian at Lincoln Library, was that a game she developed would be put into place throughout Springfield, IL in hopes that the community will come together to unravel the clues, but most importantly have some fun together.

      To Participate in Lucile’s Game register online at Submit the answers to each clue you unravel on Beanstack to earn your badges. If you earn all 8 badges you will be entered into a raffle for a grand prize! Work together with your fellow Springfieldians by using #LucilesGame on social media. Clues will be shared periodically through Lincoln Library’s Facebook page so be sure to follow it to stay up to date!

  • Arts in the Park!
    • Paint in the park with local Springfield artists! This is a chance to experience a paintbrush in your hand while surrounded in the beautiful nature that is the Washington Park. Whether you are a novice or experienced painter, this will be a relaxing and fun evening to get creative! All materials will be provided by Lincoln Library. 


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