City of Stories: 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Updated September 01, 2022: Thank you to everyone who participated in the City of Stories challenge. We have notified winners of the prize drawing.

Adults, choose from a variety of reading categories with our summer reading challenge: City of Stories!

Begin by printing our City of Stories 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 26.

Reading Suggestions

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

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. (Learn more about CPLF by signing up for their mailing list.)