Reading Programs


Year Round

All Ages

Log your family’s reading, get book recommendations, explore kid-friendly apps, and participate in fun reading programs using Beanstack, a free service provided by the Highland Park Public Library. Adults can sign up for an account and add multiple, customized reader profiles for their children. Sign up today to get updates on reading programs and other events at the library!

Learn to use Beanstack with this online tutorial.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Year Round

Newborn through Preschool

Read 1,000 books to your young child before he enters kindergarten and win prizes. Click here to join!

(If you had already logged books in our old 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program please click on the link above and create an account for you and your child. You can then log the books you read while 1000 Books was down and any new books you read. After you register your child please contact the Youth Services Department and let us know your child's name so we can transfer credit for the books you logged on the old site.)

Book Match

January - March

Like to read and want some friendly competition?  Join a team and have some fun!

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Summer Reading

June - July

For infants through age 14

Read books, log books online or report in person, and earn prizes.