Books & Badges

Read at home and earn badges to sew on your backpack, jacket, library bag, or cap.

The Books & Badges program runs from Labor Day to Memorial Day and is open to children age 4-grade 8 with a Glenview Public Library card or who attend a Glenview school.

Online Registration & Logging, opens a new window

  • Register for a Beanstack account if you do not already have one. Click I am an adult registering a child and fill in the necessary information.
  • There will be an option to add more children to your account. Select this option to create a reader profile for each child who wants to participate.
  • If you participated in the Summer Reading Challenge, you already have a Beanstack account. Use the same information to log in.
  • After signing in, click Log Reading and Activities.
  • ​​Select the reader for whom you would like to log from the drop-down menu.
  • Select Activities, then click the badge for which your child would like to log.

Please call 847.729.7500 x7900 or email us if you have any issues with registration or logging.

In-Person Registration & Paper Logging

  • Register at the Youth Services Desk.
  • Choose the badge you want to work toward and pick up your reading log.
  • Students may read library books or books from home to meet the requirements for their badge.
  • Parents should initial the log after each book is completed.
  • Bring your completed log to the Youth Services Desk to collect your badge when the required number of books are read.

Pre-Reader Badges

For pre-readers who have a parent or sibling reading aloud to them.

  • Read-to-Me
  • Read-to-Me Again
  • Read-to-Me Another
  • We Read Together

Independent Reader Badges

For children who are reading independently.

  • Animals
  • Audio Books
  • Award Books
  • Biography
  • Character Counts
  • Fantasy
  • Folk and Fairy Tale
  • Historical
  • Holidays
  • Humor
  • I Can Read
  • I Can Read Many
  • I Can Read More
  • Marvelous Magazines
  • Mystery
  • Poetry
  • Read Your Choice
  • Read Your Choice II
  • Reading Around the World
  • Scary Stories
  • Science Fiction
  • Sports

View all the badges here, opens a new window.

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