Summer Reading Challenge

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May 28-July 31

Now Playing at a Library Near You!

Give books the starring role this summer, and you will earn activity passes and coupons to great places around town, enter to win a Grand Prize at the end of the summer, and attend fun events all summer long, sponsored by the Edwardsville Library Friends! This year, we are debuting online registration to make logging your reading even easier. You will earn badges and earn prizes more quickly than ever from your phone or computer. Already registered? Sign in to track your reading and earn badges that unlock prizes throughout the summer!

Register For Summer Reading/Sign In To Your Beanstack Account

Download the "Beanstack Tracker" app or click on the link to register for your age group's challenge. Starting May 28, you can log all of your reading, earn badges, and keep track of all your summer activities! As you earn badges, you will be able to redeem coupons and passes donated by many wonderful area businesses and organizations, a free book, and entries to grand prize drawings. Additional logs may be completed throughout the summer for more chances to win a grand prize! All logs must be returned by July 31 to redeem prizes and entries.

Register or Sign In

Reading Challenges by Age Group

Baby & Parent Reading Challenge

Parents with children up to 23 months can earn badges for either reading a book with their baby or by attending a Story Time. Once you complete the challenge, you will win a free board book and an entry to the Grand Prize Drawing for a $100 Happy Up gift card!

Ages 2-5 Reading Challenge

Log each book that you read this Summer and complete fun activities to earn badges and win coupons along the way! Once all badges are earned, visit the library to redeem a free book and enter for your chance to win a Grand Prize of Cardinals tickets or a $100 Happy Up gift card!

Ages 6-11 Reading Challenge

Complete fun activities and log the minutes you spend reading this summer! For every activity and 40 minutes you read, you will earn badges and prizes. When all of your badges have been earned, visit the library for a free book and enter the Grand Prize Drawing to win Cardinals tickets, a $100 Happy Up gift card, or a StagePlay Learning gift certificate to attend a class or camp!

We also have Challenges for Teens and Adults!

Check the Teen page or contact the library to see how you can win prizes for reading this summer, too!

Summer Slide

Learn about what summer slide is and the importance of reading during the summer. Information provided by iREAD.

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