All ages Summer Reading Challenge

Reading Colors Your World, June 1-August 14

Beginning June 1, sign-up for our all ages reading challenge in Beanstack and begin tracking your minutes. We recommend downloading the Beanstack Tracker app (iOS | Android), but you may also log your reading online or print a paper log beginning June 1 (see below). The Plinko board returns this summer for your halfway prize, which you can claim beginning June 15. Finish the challenge and you’ll earn a completion prize, which you may pick up beginning July 1, and a ticket into the grand prize drawing.

  • Young Readers (infants-grade 1 in the fall) print a log | print a second chance log
    Read or be read to for 800 minutes (=16 min/day, 5 days/week). Adults reading to children can count those minutes towards their own reading challenge. Read an additional 800 minutes for another ticket into the grand prize drawing.
    Grand prizes:
  • Independent Readers (grades 2-5 in the fall) print a log | print a second chance log
    Read 1000 minutes (=20 min/day, 5 days/week). Read an additional 1000 minutes for another ticket into the grand prize drawing.
    Grand prizes: 
  • Teens (grades 6-12 in the fall)  print a log | print a second chance log
    Read 1200 minutes (=24 mins/day, 5 days/week). Read an additional 1200 minutes for another ticket into the grand prize drawing.
    Grand prizes:
  • Adults (ages 18+)  print a log | print a second chance log
    Read 1200 minutes (=24 mins/day, 5 days/week). Read an additional 1200 minutes for another ticket into the grand prize drawing.
    Grand prizes:


Tips for using Beanstack:

  • Take a look at our quick guide or watch this overview video
  • If you’re reading an audiobook, check the length for the number of minutes read
  • Use the timer in the app, which you’re able to pause for any interruptions or breaks
  • Reading three picture books takes about 15 minutes, so if it’s easier to track books, do so and then convert to minutes in Beanstack
  • You do not need to log specific titles. Just select Log a Day, Minutes, or Pages Only, which will add a “No Title” book cover to your title list
  • Parents with multiple children can log their children’s minutes by selecting all the readers in the app

A big thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors: