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 x 7900 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 (UPDATE) 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
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