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Reading Challenges

We want to keep adults, teens, and kids engaged in reading throughout their life. We offer several reading challenges designed to encourage reading and make it fun!

Our reading challenges allow families and readers of all ages to log and read books for prizes and badges. You will log your reading through Beanstack, which is our free online service that offers book and activity logging, recommendations, and book reviews.

Show us how much you love to read by participating in one of our programs!

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2022 Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities

June 1, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Discover an Ocean of Possibilities at the library this summer!

Complete the challenge by reading at least 360 minutes before July 31. Open to readers of all ages. Learn more at www.myscpl.org/summer.

Registration begins May 15.


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10 To Try

January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022

10 to Try is a challenge that asks you to complete a combination of reading books and library activities. This is an ongoing challenge to keep track of your reading, encourage you to try different genres, and explore new library resources! Earn badges all year and once you've completed 10 books or activities, win a brag tag!
Learn more about 10 To Try.


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Celtic Reading Challenge 2022

March 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Be inspired to explore the great fantasy landscapes of Celtic origin and lore with Beanstack!
Complete the challenge by reading at least 180 minutes and earning 3 activity badges.


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Black History Month Challenge 2022

February 1, 2022 - February 28, 2022

Learn about the history of Black health and wellness in the U.S. and explore mental, emotional, and physical health resources created by and for the Black community.
Complete the challenge by reading at least 180 minutes and earning 3 activity badges.


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Cozy Reading Challenge

December 1 - December 31, 2021

Get cozy and wrap yourself up in a good book for this Beanstack reading challenge. Log your reading, and earn a set of colorful digital badges! Complete the challenge by reading 180 minutes between December 1 - December 31 to earn a brag tag prize.


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Summer Reading Program

June 1 - July 31, 2021

Go WILD and explore Tails and Tales with Beanstack this summer! Log the minutes you read to earn badges and rewards. You can begin logging your reading hours June 1, and the last day to log your hours is July 31. Readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up. Visit www.myscpl.org/summer for more information about our annual Summer Reading Program.


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#ReadGrateful Reading Challenge

April 1 - April 30, 2021

Slow down, take a deep breath, and take the Beanstack #ReadGrateful challenge this April. Share an attitude of gratitude with those around you. Log your reading and earn a set of colorful digital badges! Complete the challenge by reading 120 minutes and earn a brag tag prize.


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Beanstack

Beanstack is a free online service that offers an innovative new way to connect children and their families with books and educational reading activities that match each person’s interests, ages and reading level. It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account.

Available 24/7 through your computer or mobile device, Beanstack also uses the information you provide to send out great book and activity recommendations to each registrant on a regular basis. To make it even more useful, listed books are linked directly to the library’s catalog. And, be sure to take advantage of the various book reviews or write reviews of your latest reads.

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