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Summer Reading Challenge in Full Effect!

June 11, 2024

If you have not yet heard (and aren't already participating), Summer Reading Challenge is ON! June 1 through July 31, keep track of your reading online via Beanstack or on a paper log (which you can print in multiple languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, and more). 

All reading counts, whether it's listening to an audiobook, reading out loud to someone else, reading an article online, reading for just five minutes or for many more minutes. Read and keep track of your reading every day to win a registration prize, coupons to area businesses, and entries to our grand prize drawing for a $150 gift card to a local bookstore! 

Lest you think Summer Reading Challenge is just for kids, let me stop you right there. Summer Reading Challenge is for EVERYONE—kids, teens, and adults. If you are part of a daycare center, a summer program,  senior center, or other organization, you can even complete Summer Reading Challenge as a group!  

In addition to tracking your days of reading, you can also complete 10 special activities to win even more coupons. Check them out below!  

  • Visit your favorite branch.
  • Ask a friend (or a librarian!) to recommend your next book.
  • Read a book published in 2024.
  • Read a book outloud to someone else.
  • Read a book by a Native American author.
  • From page to screen: read a book with a tv or movie adaptation!
  • Read a book set in your home state or country.
  • Read an award winning book.
  • Read something from your to-read list.
  • Read a book featured as part of Adult Battle of the Books.
  • Read a new genre.
  • Reread a book you loved in school.
  • Try again— give a book you never finished a second chance!
  • Visit a new branch.
  • Attend an NPL program.
  • Read a book featuring someone with a disability.
  • Celebrate Pride Month! Read a book by an LGBTQ author.
  • Check out something that's not a book or DVD.
  • Read or listen to your next book in a new format.

Check out our events calendar for a plethora of Summer Reading Challenge programming. BBTL's own Caroline Cronin wrote a fantastic round-up of all our summer children's programs at the library. There's so much going on! 

QR Code Summer Challenge

Scan this QR code for more information about Summer Reading Challenge, or follow this link. Summer Challenge  ends July 31, so get started today! 

Klem-Mari Cajigas


In a former life, Klem-Marí was a Religious Studies scholar. She much prefers being the Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life! She wants you to read and share books with the children in your life, and for those children to see you to read as well. Originally from Puerto Rico, Klem-Marí also enjoys her cat, baking, yoga, and the works of Octavia Butler.