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Virtual Summer Reading Challenge

Imagine Your Story.  Castle made of books with mythical characters, including griffin, dragon, and princess.

Wells Branch Library
2020 Virtual Summer Reading Challenge
June 1 - July 31

Enjoy a world of enchanting summer activities from home to earn prizes & digital badges!
Adults | Teens | Kids | Pre-K

Beanstack logoVisit or
download the Beanstack Tracker App to get started!

Summer Reading Prizes are now available for Contact-Free Pickup. If you were notified in Beanstack that you have earned prizes, contact the library to arrange a next-day pickup appointment for your prizes.

How does it work?

  • Create a free account on our online summer reading tracker, or download the Beanstack mobile app to your phone.
  • Track your reading in minutes throughout the summer to earn digital badges, free books, and raffle tickets towards your choice of great prizes!
  • You can earn additional raffle tickets and badges by completing activity challenges or reading titles from our themed book lists.

Who can participate?

There's a reading challenge for every age group!  You do not need a library card to participate, although some optional activities may require an active card in order to complete them.

  • Adults (18+):  Reading Goal 30 minutes/day
  • Teens (11 -17):  Reading Goal 30 minutes/day
  • Kids (5-10):  Reading Goal 16 minutes/day
  • Pre-K (0-4):  Reading Goal 16 minutes/day
  • Middle Earth Walking Challenge (teens & adults)
    • Photo of the front walkway of Bag End in Hobbiton, New Zealand.Based on the epic fantasy The Lord of the Rings, this is a fun challenge to enjoy time outdoors while social distancing by helping us walk the distance from the Shire to Mordor!
      Pledge to walk 6,000 steps (3 miles) per day during the challenge.  Your contribution will be added to others’ in Wells Branch, with the goal of reaching a total of 1,779 miles to match Frodo’s journey across Middle Earth.
    • Participants are entered into a raffle to win Lord of the Rings book & movie swag.  
    • Download a printable distance tracker (Personal use only. Steps must be entered into Beanstack program to qualify.)
    • Our current total: 1,230 miles walked!  We have brought the Ring through the Dead Marshes and are well on our way towards Mordor! Great job, Wells Branch!

Which books count toward my reading log?

ALL reading counts!  You don't have to stick to physical books.  eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels - it all counts toward your reading goal.  Reading to another person can be counted on both of your reading logs - Parents, reading to your kids counts toward your log as well as theirs!

How can I get more books to read while the library is closed?

The library is still here for your reading needs, even when our building is closed!  Visit our Digital Resources page for information on how to borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines.  If you prefer physical books, see our Contact-Free Services page for information on our book pick-up service.

Summer Reading Sponsors: