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2020 Summer Reading Challenge

June 15 – July 25

Read anything. Track minutes. Earn badges. Get rewarded. 

The Chambers County Library System is excited to announce the 2020 Virtual Summer Reading Challenge! 

This year’s summer program might look a little different, but as always, it will be a fun and engaging experience for the whole family!  The goal is simple: read every day. You can read anything, from magazines to books to cereal boxes! The library offers a large selection of digital materials on our website, including Overdrive, RBDigital and Hoopla.

Track your progress online using Beanstack.  You can use their website, or download the app for your mobile device. Track multiple family members using one login.  If you aren’t comfortable with the technology, the library staff will be happy to register for you.  .

Earn incentives along the way just for reading.  Teens and adults earn tickets for prize drawings!  The more you read, the more entries you'll earn! 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

General

This year’s summer program might look a little different, but as always, it will be a fun and engaging experience for the whole family! The goal is simple: read every day. Log time read using Beanstack. The theme for 2020 is “Imagine Your Story” and the program runs from June 15 to July 25.

Beanstack is an online platform that allows you to keep track of your summer reading. You can log in from the Beanstack website or the mobile app, available for Apple and Android devices.

The Summer Reading Challenge begins on June 15. You can pre-register now using Beanstack or you can visit your local library branch beginning Monday, June 15 to register.

If you prefer not to use Beanstack, paper forms will be available at the library branches beginning June 15.

You do not need a library card to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. However, if you want to check out books, magazines, movies, and other library items you will need a library card. There is no cost to get a library card. You just need to be 16 years of age or older and have a valid photo ID. Visit your local library branch to sign up today!

Unfortunately, we won’t be hosting any live performances at the libraries this summer. However, we have lots of exciting virtual programs planned that we’ll be sharing on our Facebook page all summer long. Check the calendar for more details.

Kids Challenge (Ages 0-12)

  1. Register in Beanstack
  2. Read every day! Read on your own, or if you’re not able to read just yet, someone may read to you.
  3. Read fiction or non-fiction books appropriate to your reading level. Books, magazines, comics, ebooks, and audiobooks all count!
  4. Log your reading to earn badges and incentives. Read for 10 hours for a chance to win a grand prize! 10 hours is the maximum number of hours that can be logged during the Summer Reading Challenge.
  5. The last day to log your reading is Saturday, July 25.

Incentives for this summer include: Brag Tags, bubbles, candy, & more!

Incentives can be picked up from the library beginning Monday, August 3. Prizes available while supplies last.

Teen Challenge (Ages 12-18)

  1. Register in Beanstack.
  2. Read anything you want.
  3. For every hour you read and log during a week, you’ll earn a badge and an entry into a weekly prize drawing.
  4. Read for 10 hours to be entered into a grand prize drawing. 10 hours is the maximum number of hours that can be logged during the Summer Reading Challenge.
  5. The last day to log your reading is Saturday, July 25.

Weekly prize drawings: $20 gift card
Grand prize drawing: $50 gift card

Prizes can be picked up from the library beginning Monday, August 3.

Adult Challenge (Ages 18+)

  1. Register in Beanstack.
  2. Read anything you want.
  3. For every hour you read and log during a week, you’ll earn a badge and an entry into a weekly prize drawing.
  4. Read for 10 hours to be entered into a grand prize drawing. 10 hours is the maximum number of hours that can be logged during the Summer Reading Challenge.
  5. The last day to log your reading is Saturday, July 25.

Weekly prize drawings: prizes vary
Grand prize drawing: $50 gift card

Prizes can be picked up from the library beginning Monday, August 3.