Reading Program

2024 Summer Reading and Activity Challenge
Monday, June 10–Sunday, August 4

We invite youth and adults of all ages to sign up and participate in this program.  Participate in reading activities and challenges to earn virtual prize tickets for a chance to win one of our grand prizes!

Registration starts Monday, June 10 at 9am and will continue throughout the duration of the program.

Adult Challenge Activities

Ready to try something different and engage with new and exciting topics and resources?  This program offers something for everyone with weekly challenges for you to try!  Earn virtual prize tickets by reading a variety of  books, watching movies, listening to music, exploring digital resources, and attending Library programs.  Track your progress and badges using the Beanstack app (iOS or Android devices) or website.

Week 1 • 6/10–6/16
• Design Your Own Bookmark
• Fill Out a Book Match Request
• Read a Book by Your Favorite Author

Week 2 • 6/17–6/23
• Reserve a Museum Pass
• Read an Item from the Staff Picks List
• Reader’s Choice: Read a Fiction Book of Any Genre

Week 3 • 6/24–6/30
• Create a List or Rate a Title in the Online Catalog
• Stream Content on Hoopla
• View a Class on Creativebug

Week 4 • 7/1–7/7
• Read a Book from Any Book Display
• Register for LinkedIn Learning
• Reader’s Choice: Read Any Nonfiction Title

Week 5 • 7/8–7/14
• Attend an Adult Program
• Watch an Essential Film
• Read a Title on Libby

Week 6 • 7/15–7/21
• Stream a Title on Kanopy
• Browse the Adult Reading List Page on the Library’s Website
• Read a Cookbook

Week 7 • 7/22–7/28
• Read an Item from the Health Collection
• Play a Video Game
• Reader’s Choice: Read a Mystery, Sci-Fi, or Fantasy Book

Week 8 • 7/29–8/4
• Place a Hold on an Item
• Read a Magazine
• Watch a DVD or Blu-ray

Youth Challenge Activities

What better way to spend the summer than participating in this year’s Summer Reading and Activity Challenge?  We’ve got it all: exploring, attending programs, watching movies, and, of course, reading! Every activity you complete earns you virtual prize tickets on the Beanstack app(iOS or Android devices) or website.  You’ve got to check this out!

Week 1 • 6/10–6/16
• Read a Book Recommended by a Librarian
• Write an Alternate Ending to Any Book
• Read a Book from the “New Releases” Shelf

Week 2 • 6/17–6/23
• Go on a Summer Scavenger Hunt
• Read a Graphic Novel You’ve Never Read Before
• Draw a New Book Cover

Week 3 • 6/24–6/30
• Read an Ebook
• Make a Video about Your Favorite Summer Activity
• Read a Book with a Friend

Week 4 • 7/1–7/7
• Design Your Own Bookmark
• Read a Book Set in Summer
• Watch a Movie Based on a Book

Week 5 • 7/8–7/14
• Read a Book at the Beach
• Create a Map of an Imaginary World
• Read a Book by the Author Who Wrote Your Favorite Book

Week 6 • 7/15–7/21
• Translate a Book Title into Emojis
• Read a Nonfiction Book
• Create a Comic Strip about Your Favorite Book Character

Week 7 • 7/22–7/28
• Read a Book in a Tent with a Flashlight
• Make a Video about Your Favorite Book
• Read a Book about a Summer Animal

Week 8 • 7/29–8/4
• Attend a Program
• Write a Book Review as a Tweet
• Listen to an Audiobook

Video Tutorials


Youth/teen registrants: Call 708-598-8446, ext. 117 or email
Adult registrants: Call 708-598-8446, ext. 120 or email