Adult Summer Reading Challenge - 2022

What is this?

This year's theme is "Reading Off the Beaten Path."  Regardless if you are traveling to Westeros, a foreign country, or finding exotic worlds in your own backyard, we want to know about it.  During the summer, record the minutes you spend reading and unlock badges and prizes along the way. 

This is your journey, you decide where your reading will take you!

During this challenge you'll earn a chance to win awesome prizes! It's easy to use the Beanstack app to unlock 25 badges, log your reading times and earn up to 100 virtual tickets.


Tell me more about these badges

There are 25 total badges you can earn. You get badges for hours spent reading and for reading books from specific categories or genres.

Each badge you earn awards you virtual tickets.

Tickets, you say?

Yes. After you earn tickets, you can then assign those tickets to prize drawings that happen at the end of the summer. Even if you only unock a handful of tickets, you still have a chance to win big.  Up your odds of winning by reading more!  The last day to earn and enter tickets for a drawing is Saturday, July 30th.


What are the prizes?

There are six grand prize drawings this year, each has a retail value of $100.  You can spread your tickets out amongst mulitple options, or put all your eggs in one basket trying to win the one you want the most.  The choice is yours!  

  1. Grand Prize: D&D Prize Pack - For all the tabletop gamers out there, winner receives two box sets of DND starter items, plus dice and other accessories from Fantasy Books and Games.
  2. Grand Prize: Give Back Prize Pack - Help your community! Winner selects a favorite charity or nonprofit and the library will make a $100 donation in their name to that cause. Two winners will be chosen for this prize.
  3. Grand Prize: Personal Library Prize Pack - What's better than free books? Nothing! $100 shopping spree for books and winners can elect to have those books and up to five others from their personal collection covered library-style. This prize includes a personalized stamp to mark their home collections. Two winners will be chosen for this prize.
  4. Grand Prize: Lit Lovers Prize Pack - Love books? We do too! Pack includes a literary themed candle, coffee mug and socks, as well as a copy of Bibliophile, Lit Chat, and Reading Journal.
I'm in, what do I need to do?

Download the Beanstack app on your phone to get started.  If you already have an account, you can use it to join this challenge.  If not, set one up with your email address.  It's free and easy.  

There are no set reading lists.  You have total freedom to pick the books you want to read. Just record the titles and track how long you read.  Simple as that. 

If you get stuck on anything, let a library staff person know.  We are here to help.


That's of luck!


Not an Adult? Checkout our Teen Challenge and/or Kids' Challenge!