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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 through July 31

 The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge is over, but any prizes you earned will be available to pick up through August 31.

How do I sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge?

Washoe County Library uses Beanstack for all of our reading challenges. Visit our Beanstack page to  download the app or create an account online. If you previously created an account, you can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge beginning June 1. To help keep track of your reading between logins, pick up a paper log from any Washoe County Library branch or download one from this page.

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is the platform Washoe County Library System uses to facilitate our Reading Challenges. The Beanstack app helps you track your reading time and encourages participating by awarding virtual badges for completing activities.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge reading/bingo log?

Our Summer Reading Challenge log can help you manually track your participation throughout the challenge. Logs can also be used as a visual reminder to track reading and activities. You can earn a free book by completing the reading log (read 600 minutes) and another free book by completing ten of the bingo activities.

What are the Summer Reading Challenge activity bags?

The first 2,000 kids and teens (0-18) to sign up and visit the library will receive a Summer Reading Challenge activity bag, including a browsing bag or sports bag, book, activity sheets, and a copy of our reading/bingo log. 

How do I earn prize books?

  • Sign up=free book
  • Read 600 minutes=free book
  • Complete bingo game (ten activities)=free book

If you signed up in Beanstack, let us know when you visit the library to get your free book for signing up.

How do I collect my prizes?

When you earn a prize in the challenge, let staff know on your next visit to redeem your prize. If you have a completed reading/bingo log but haven't signed up in Beanstack yet, bring your completed reading/bingo log to any library branch during its regular hours to redeem your prize.

Can I repeat the program over and over to earn more books?

Everyone can complete the program only once, but you can continue to log and track your reading, complete more activities, and sign up for other challenges in Beanstack. Each participant can earn a maximum of three books.

Can adults participate?

We love it when adults participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! Adults can track their reading, complete activities, and earn badges, but physical prizes are not available to adults 19 and up.

How do participants earn virtual badges?

Earn virtual badges by logging reading reading, submitting reviews, and completing activities.

Can I write a book review?

You can add reviews of the books you read for other Washoe County Library readers to find in Beanstack. Reviews are not required.

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