Adult Summer Challenge 2024

adventurous cartoon adults packed into a canoe, with text "Adult Summer Reading Challenge"

How it works

  1. Register as a participant. Get a prize* just for signing up! 
    Registration opens May 18. 
    Registration Prizes are available starting June 1.
  2. Log each book you read between June 1-July 31 to earn prize raffle entries.
  3. Visit the library weekly to spin the prize wheel* (starting June 10). 

New this year, Wright Library is offering registration, logging, and prize drawings through the Beanstack app. Learn more below about how to register and log your reading. 
(Paper tracking sheet still available)

Prize drawings will take place August 1. Make sure to claim all prizes by 5 PM on August 11.

*Prizes for participation & prize wheel spins are offered while supplies last. No prizes will be mailed, but Oakwood residents may be eligible for our "Wright to Your Home" delivery service.

adventurous cartoon adults packed into a canoe, with text "Adult Summer Reading Challenge"

How to Register

Pre-register starting May 18, or anytime before July 31. There are 3 ways to register.

Option 1: Beanstack mobile app

  1. Download the Beanstack app on a mobile device.
  2. Create your Beanstack account. 
  3. Enter Wright Library's Adult Summer Challenge. 

Option 2: Beanstack web app

  1. Visit Wright Library's Beanstack site.
  2. Create your Beanstack account. 
    • No library card number is needed. Beanstack is not linked to your Wright Library patron account.
    • Parents with children participating in our Youth Summer Reading Challenge can add children as additional readers under the same account. Track the whole family's reading in one place.
    • If you've already set up Beanstack with another library, you'll still need to create a new account for Wright Library's Beanstack site.
  3. Enter Wright Library's Adult Summer Challenge. 

Option 3: Participate without Beanstack

Visit the Research Desk on the library's Main Level to register in person and pick up a paper tracking sheet (or print it out below). 

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Log your Reading

The easiest way to log your reading is from the Beanstack app or on our Beanstack site. Log any reading you do between June 1-July 31.

You can also download and print a tracking sheet. Track your reading on paper, then enter your progress in Beanstack later, or bring your sheet to the Research Desk where staff can enter your progress for you.

Adult Tracking Sheet

Don't forget to enter your Tickets

Each completed book you log earns you a ticket to enter in the prize drawing of your choice. 

Need help? See step by step instructions for How to deposit tickets in the app

The Ticket Drawings tab in Beanstack's mobile app, showing "you have one ticket to spend" above photos of 2 of the 8 prize baskets


All prize baskets are on display at Wright Library!

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#1: Summer Fun Basket by Midwest Tape

  • Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe Game
  • Movie Theatre Experience with popcorn, popcorn bucket, and candy
  • American-themed sunglasses, yo-yo, bracelets, novelty glasses, and wands
  • DVDs: "Dune" (part 1) and "One Life"
  • Music CDs: "The Tortured Poets Department (Taylor Swift) and "Rise and Fall" (Scotty McCreery)

#2: Book Lovers Basket

  • Book Couch (book/tablet holder)
  • Book Page Holder/Bookmark
  • Ceramic Mug
  • LED Book Light
  • Canvas Bag
  • Books: "Bibliophile: An Illustrated History" by Jane Mount and "Open Wide: A Cookbook for Friends" by Benny Blanco

#3: Coffee Connoisseur Basket

  • Coffee Basket
  • Drink Koozies
  • Tervis Mug
  • Milk Frother
  • Grinder
  • Mat
  • Winan's Simply Sweet Gift Box
  • Reza's Coffee

#4: Music Enthusiast Basket

  • WYSO shirts, bag, and branded items
  • Blue tooth wireless earbuds
  • Variety of Putumayo Kids' CDs + "Birth of Cool" (Miles Davis), "Sing Me Back Home: The DC Tapes (1965-1969)" (Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard), and "War in My Mind" (Beth Hart)
  • Book: "Music: The Definitive Visual History" by Smithsonian

#5: Date Night Basket

  • Cincinnati Reds Tickets
  • Black Box Improv Theatre Tickets
  • $25 Gift Card to your choice: Outback Steak House, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Bonefish Grill, or Fleming's Prime Steak House & Wine Bar
  • Date Night Dice Game for Couples

#6: Local Businesses Basket

  • Gift Cards to Cassano's, Dorothy Lane Market, Purely Sweet Bakery, Lula Bell, Partial to Pie, and Pink Moon
  • Gift Card to Spicy Olive + Olive Oil
  • Maraluna VIP Private Shopping Party with Friends
  • Bubble Tea from Billie Gold
  • Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza Card Game from Dolphin Hat Games

#7: A Taste of Local Asian Eateries Basket

  • Gift Cards for Bibibop, Thai 9, Sky Asian Cuisine, and Linh's Bistro
  • Noodle Bowls, spoons, and chopsticks

#8: La-Z-Boy Chair "Basket"

  • Roxie Swivel Chair

Thank you to all of our Adult Summer Reading Prize Sponsors: Bibibop, Billie Gold Bubble Tea, Black Box Improv Theater, Cassano's, Dolphin Hat Games, Dorothy Lane Market, Insomnia Cookies, Lay-Z-Boy Furniture, Lula Bell, Maraluna, Midwest Tape, Pink Moon Goods, Purely Sweet Bakery, Reza's, Roosters, The Spicy Olive, Winans Coffee and Chocolate, WYSO.