Summer Reading


Earn prizes, a free book, and even an extra chance to win by logging the minutes you read from June 3 - July 27!

Read 900 minutes to complete the challenge and receive a free book and grand prize drawing ticket !

Complete four “side quest” activities to earn a second grand prize drawing ticket and a prize!

We will start giving away the finishing prizes as well as a halfway point prize starting the week of June 30-July 13.

Sign Up On Beanstack!
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This year, we added a community goal to encourage participants to read as much as they can! We will be tracking our progress in the lobby throughout the summer by adding up the total minutes read in the challenge. Our goal of a quarter million minutes seems high, but we know we can reach it!
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Log on the go with the Beanstack App available for free in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You can scan the ISBN to easily log your book, log your family’s reading all at once, or take the challenge with you where ever you go!
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What materials count as reading?

If it has words you can read to yourself or others, it counts! This includes print books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, or even the back of a cereal box. If you are a re-reader, that counts as well!

Who can participate?

All ages are welcome to participate in our reading programs! Whether you read to someone else or quietly to yourself, we encourage everyone to read and have fun! We have separate prizes for each age group - children, teens, and adults.

Do I have to use Beanstack?

No you do not! We have paper logs at our service desks for all of our online challenges. If you like, you can even track your progress on a paper logs and log online later.

Can I read more than 900 minutes?

Absolutely! Our community goal is 250,000 minutes and every extra minute you spend reading brings us closer!

How many drawing tickets can I earn?

You can earn 2 grand prize drawing tickets! You receive the first one for reading 900 minutes, and the bonus ticket once you’ve completed 4 Side Quest activities!

Have a question for a librarian about the Summer Reading Challenge? Please contact us at (708) 215-3220 or email us at