Adults, Here’s Your 2021 Summer Reading Challenge

Adults, choose from a variety of reading categories with our summer reading challenge: The Art of Reading!

Begin by printing our The Art of Reading 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, made available partly through the support of the Chicago Public Library Foundation. (Learn more about the CPL Foundation and its support of year-round library programs: Sign up to receive the Bookmark newsletter with patron stories, updates and event invitations.)

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 27.

Reading Suggestions

Need some ideas for what to read? We've got you covered. See The Art of Reading board for a complete list of reading categories.