2020 Summer Reading Program
June 8 - August 7
We are all-online this year!
Use the Beanstack website or download Beanstack Tracker mobile app (Google Play or iTunes/App Store).
- New users: Parents (Library card holders) will be the adult creator who will sign up the whole family. Each family member will be a 'reader' who can track their own progress in different challenges.
- Returning users: update your account info or recover your password anytime, online or in the app.
Click the links at the top of the page to go to the Children, Teen and Adult Registration Links.
Watch this video to learn about how Summer Reading 2020 works:
Birth to Pre-K Summer Reading Challenge:
Even our youngest library users are encouraged to participate in Summer Reading... reading to a child or listening to an audiobook counts! For our pre-k children, we encourage you to register for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten. For each 100 books you read to your child, they will receive a free book and button. Collect all 10 buttons in order to 'graduate' from 1000 Books before Kindergarten.
Already completed 1000 books challenge? Not to worry, we have added some fun extra activities into the program so log in to take a look.
Option #1: Children's Summer Reading Challenge
Grades K - 5
Children are invited to participate in our Summer Reading Program by tracking the minutes they read or are read to! Log your reading on our reading challenge software Beanstack to earn badges & win prizes.
5 hours of reading earns you one free book and an entry into the grand prize drawing. The grand prize drawing will take place in August.
To complete the summer reading challenge, unlock four virtual badges on Beanstack; a total of 20 hours of reading. You will earn an ice cream gift card and a certificate of completion. Happy reading!
*If you have participated in Summer Reading in the past, Option 1 is the most similar to our traditional paper logs. Read about the alternative quest option below before choosing whether to register for Option 1 or 2. Call your local library if you have questions.
Are you a super reader? Do you want more chances to win the grand prize? Just keep reading and logging your minutes. The more badges you unlock, the more chances you get to win prizes.
Option #2: Children's Summer Reading Quest
Imagine your own adventure! This summer reading challenge is going to require you to complete a quest. Not only do you need to record your reading using our Beanstack software, but you also have some tasks to complete along the way.
You are setting out on an adventure to claim the enchanted treasure (completion prize). Complete the activities to further your journey and claim your treasure!
On this adventure, completing an activity will count for 1 hour of reading. Unlocking virtual badges will earn you entries into a grand prize drawing at the end of the summer.
When your quest/challenge is complete you may want to keep reading. There are optional logging virtual badges to be unlocked if you so choose.
Option #1: Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Grades 6th -12th
Imagine your story! Log your reading through August 7th to earn virtual badges on Beanstack & book prizes! Complete the reading challenge by unlocking 4 badges, a total of 32 hours of reading. You will earn a gift card and certificate.
You will receive tickets for each virtual badge you unlock, that you will use to enter into the grand prize drawing, to be conducted at the end of the summer.
Want to increase your chances for a grand prize? Keep reading. The more hours you log the more tickets you get.
Option #2: Teen Summer Reading Quest
Grades 6th -12th
Imagine your own adventure! This summer reading challenge on our Beanstack software is going to require you to complete a quest. Not only do you need to record your reading, but you also have some tasks to complete along the way. You are on an epic trek through the world of fantasy. You need to make it home and defeat the evil forces.
Your hours of reading will move you along in your journey, but there are dangers all around you trying to keep you from your goal. Complete the activities in this challenge to defend yourself, fulfill your quest, and come out victorious.
A prize awaits you when you complete the quest and return home safely and you will be granted tickets with the completion of each task. These tickets will allow you to enter the grand prize drawing.
Adult Summer Reading Challenge
June 8 - August 31
Summer Reading Program is not just for kids! Read books and participate in activities to win prizes. Complete a combination of any 8 virtual badges using our Beanstack software; either read/listen to books and write reviews or finish fun tasks by August 31st.
You will earn Friends of the Library book bucks for every 2 books you read and by completing the Summer Reading challenge, you will receive a special library prize. In addition, by completing 8 badges you will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for an Amazon gift card!