Youth Summer Reading Challenge 2024

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How it works

Starting June 1, track your reading minutes using the Beanstack mobile app or Beanstack website. You can also download or pick up a paper Youth Tracking Sheet. Visit the library weekly to spin the prize wheel, and complete other activities to earn virtual badges, enter prize drawings, and win books.

Make sure to claim all prizes by 5 PM on August 11.

Weekly library visits:

Once you register, you can visit the library in person for weekly spins on the prize wheel between June 1 and July 31. One spin per person per week. 

Summer Challenge Goal:

Read for 20 hours between June 1 and July 31.

  • Log your reading all summer. Read print books or ebooks, or listen to audiobooks -- any reading (or listening) counts!
  • Read 10 hours to be entered in the prize raffle of your choice.
  • Read 10 more hours (20 hours total) to choose a prize book.

Bonus Challenge:

After 20 hours, keep reading!

  • Read 10 more hours -- a total of 30 hours -- for a second entry in a prize raffle of your choice.
  • Keep reading! Read 10 more hours -- a total of 40 hours -- to choose another prize book.

Side Quests (Beanstack app only):

Those using the Beanstack app can enter side quests for a chance to win additional prizes.


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Prizes

Reading 10 hours earns you one entry into the prize drawing of your choice. Additional prize drawing entries can be earned after reading 30 hours or by completing the appropriate Side Quest in Beanstack. Prize drawings take place throughout the summer.

Each week, visit Wright Library to spin the prize wheel. You may win an instant prize or additional entries into the prize drawing of your choice. 

Entries accepted until Friday, June 14 at 9 PM

  • Dayton Dragons Prize Pack: 4 game tickets and 4 hats for a June or July baseball game
  • Young's Jersey Dairy Pass: 1 family fun pass 

Entries accepted until Friday, June 28 at 9 PM

  • Kings Island Pass: 2 sets of 2 passes
  • Laser Web Pass: 2 sets of 4 games

Entries accepted until Friday, July 12 at 9 PM

  • Ice Cream Prize Pack: $20 Graeter's gift card, ice cream bowls & spoons, ice cream Squishmallow
  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park: 2 passes

Entries accepted until Friday, August 2 at 9 PM

  • Surprise LEGOs
  • Kona Ice Party: 30-minute party with 40 regular Konas ($200 value)
  • Cape Cod Horseback Lesson: 1 free riding lesson
  • Goldfish Swim School Lessons: 1 month of swim lessons plus registration fees
  • Rye Camp Night: 1 night of glamping ($189 value)
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How to Register

There are 3 ways to register.

Option 1: Beanstack app

  1. Download the Beanstack app on a mobile device.
  2. Parents or youth 13+ can create a Beanstack account. Parents can add multiple readers to log each child's reading under one account.
  3. Enter Wright Library's Summer Reading Challenge for your age group. 

Option 2: Beanstack web app

  1. Visit Wright Library's Beanstack website
  2. Create a Beanstack account. Parents can add multiple challenge participants, or "Readers," to log each child's reading under one account.
  3. Enter each Reader in the Wright Library Summer Reading Challenge for their age group.

Option 3: Participate without Beanstack

Visit the Youth Services Desk on the library's Park 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

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 Youth Services desk where staff can enter your progress for you. 

Youth Tracking Sheet 


 

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