2020 Summer Reading Challenge
June 15th – August 14th
Can a community celebrate summer reading in the midst of closures and social distancing? East Greenbush sure can!
This year’s summer reading challenge, Imagine Your Story, is available for all ages.
How It Works
In order to make it easier to participate in our summer reading challenge from home, we are excited to introduce Beanstack — an online program that allows participants of all ages to track their reading and complete fun challenges to earn prizes!
FOR KIDS & TEENS
With the school year’s unexpected transition to learning at home, the East Greenbush Library believes reading over the summer is more important than ever. To help prevent the dreaded “summer slide” in literacy skills, we are encouraging and rewarding kids for practicing the healthy daily habit of READING!
Is your fourth-grader giggling over graphic novels? Your teenager reading a web comic? Your preschooler begging you to read the same truck book over and over? Your sixth-grader listening to audiobooks before bed? Whatever they choose to read, it counts!
Kids and teens will log each day they read and complete other fun activities to receive tickets for our end-of-summer raffles! Prizes include gift cards to 16 Handles, Funplex, and Barnes & Noble. Registering with Beanstack is easy! See below for details.
Adults can use Beanstack to read and earn prizes too! We’ve transformed our traditional paper Summer Reading bingo into an online alternative option this year. For each virtual bingo you complete, you will earn an entry into our end-of-summer raffles. Register for Beanstack to get started! See below for additional instructions.
For adults who do not wish to participate online, you can download and print the traditional bingo card here. Complete a bingo line (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to win a raffle ticket (up to 5 entries per person). In-person check-in may be tricky this year, so we encourage participants to call us to report their bingo achievements or email a copy of their bingo card to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our end-of-summer raffles will feature prizes in four categories: Dinner Out, Fun & Pampering, Grown-up Practicalities, and Shop Local. Two winners will be selected for each category and will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local business of their choice within that category.
Beanstack – Online Registration
1. Go to eastgreenbushlibrary.beanstack.org.
2. Click on register an individual or family and enter your information.
3. Register additional family members by choosing add another child or register another adult when prompted.
4. Choose the challenge you would like to participate in, and click register for this challenge.
5. Upon registration, each individual will receive their first badge and be able to begin logging books & activities!