Summer Reading Challenge

Read Renew Repeat 2

The Read, Renew, Repeat Summer Reading Challenge will run from May 28th-July 31st, 2024.

This page is primarily for Ages 0-11. We also offer a Teen Summer Reading Challenge, as well as an Adult Summer Reading Challenge.

How the Challenge Works
  1. Read a book and log it starting May 28th. You will be able to participate online with Beanstack or with a paper reading log.
  2. See your badge appear in color after logging on Beanstack, or mark off a circle "badge" on your paper log.
  3. Complete 10 badges for reading books to win prizes and an entry to the Grand Prize Drawing!
  4. Visit the Edwardsville Public Library Youth Desk to pick up your prizes, which includes a Free Book.
  5. Babies & Ages 2-5 can earn more chances to win the Grand Prize for every additional 10 books you read by July 31st!
  6. Ages 6-11 can earn more chances to win the Grand Prize for each additional book you read by July 31st!

Grand Prize Winners will be notified by phone in early August.

Getting Started on Beanstack

Beanstack Account

  • Visit our Beanstack website. Click the "register" button if you need to create an account, or click the "sign in" button to access your existing account.
  • Alternatively, use the Beanstack Tracker App on your phone or other mobile device (apple | android) to create, sign in, and manage your account.
  • Within one account, you can set up and manage reader profiles for all of your family members!
Pre-Register Now!
Getting a Paper Reading Log

If you would prefer to participate with paper logs than online, you can ask for one at the Youth Desk. Once you complete the log, bring it to the Youth Desk at the library to redeem your prize!

Only books read between May 28 & July 31, 2024 count toward the challenge.

Why Summer Reading?

Summer Slide

Having fun while engaging in educational activities outside of school can help to build reading confidence, develop a love for lifelong learning, and more! Learn about the importance of reading during the summer. Information provided by iREAD.

Prevent Summer Slide
Contact Us

If you have trouble setting up or accessing your account, or have any other questions, please contact us any time at 618-692-7556 or by email.

We are also excited to hear about your progress in the challenge! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram (@edwardsvillelibrary) with #edwardsvillereads.