Teen Summer Reading Challenge - 2021

What is this?

This year's Reading Challenge is all about color.  Color your world with adventure. Color your world with diverse voices.  Color your world with knowledge.

During this challenge you'll broaden your reading horizons and earn a chance to win awesome prizes! It's as easy as adding the books you read to the Beanstack app to unlock badges and earn virtual tickets.


Tell me more about these badges

There are 30 total badges you can earn. You get badges for hours spent reading and for reading books from specific categories like fantasy, horror, and more.

Each badge you earn awards you virtual tickets.  The harder the badge, the more tickets earned.  


Tickets, you say?

Yes. You can earn up to a total of 250 tickets (that's if you unlock every possible badge).  You then assign those tickets to prize drawings that happen at the end of the summer. Even if you just 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 into a drawing is Saturday, July 24.  


OK...what are these prizes?!

There are four grand prize drawings this year, each has a retail value of $200.  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: Play
    Color your fun with fantasy. If you win this drawing, you'll get a prize-pack from Fantasy Books & Games that includes Magic cards, the D&D Starter Set, dice, comics, other goodies, and a $40 gift card to select your own sweet loot. (One winner will be selected).
  2. Grand Prize: Give Back
    Color your heart with giving. If you win this drawing, a $200 donation will be made in your name to the organization of your choice. Giving back feels so good! (One winner will be selected).
  3. Grand Prize: Showtime!
    Color your free time with movies. If you win this drawing, you'll get a $200 gift card to Marcus Theatres good for tickets, food, and drinks. (One winner will be selected).
  4. Grand Prize: Listen Up!
    Color your senses with music. If you win this drawing, you'll get a JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth speaker (with carrying case) and a $60 Spotify gift card. (One winner will be selected).
I'm in, what do I need to do?

Just 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 it...best of luck!


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