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OTHS Reading Challenge
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Teen Summer Reading Challenge - 2022

What is this?

Summer Reading is a time to read new books, try new things, and win some prizes along the way. The theme for Summer Reading this year is Read Beyond the Beaten Path. 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

You get badges for hours spent reading, for participating in Teen programs and challenges, and for reading books from specific categories like diverse authors, poetry 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 tickets by reading or participating in our Summer Teen Activities. Then you can 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 and doing more!  The last day to earn and enter tickets into a drawing is Saturday, July 30th.  


OK...what are these prizes?!

There are several prize drawings this year such as a movie pack, anime, food, games, and more!  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!  


I'm in, what do I need to do?

Registration starts on May 11th. 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.  Once you are registered, stop by the Youth Services desk to get your FREE drawstring backpack!

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.