Summer at CPL 2023: Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Summer at CPL challenge. We have notified winners of the prize drawing.

Chicago Public Library was established 150 years ago. Adults, help us celebrate by participating in the 2023 Adult Summer Reading Challenge!

How to Participate

Begin by printing the Summer at CPL reading challenge board. Then read at least four books to enter a drawing to win prizes such as books, CPL T-shirts and book-themed tote bags.

Submit Your Board

To enter the drawing, scan or take a photo of your completed board and email it to Or mail a copy to Chicago Public Library, Content Curation, 10-S, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605. Entries due by August 28. (All are welcome to play but entering the drawing is limited to Chicago residents.)

Reading Suggestions

Need some ideas for what to read? We've got you covered. See the Summer at CPL board for a complete list of reading categories. 

Visit for all the summer action, including for kids and teens! And be sure to visit our Books page and sign up for our eNews for all our latest recommendations.

Prizes are made possible partly through the support of the Chicago Public Library Foundation.