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Summer Reading Club is an annual self-paced reading challenge for everyone!


Let the adventure begin!

June 1– August 31

Hello, friends!

We are embarking on a journey for Summer Reading Club 2024 and you're invited! Summer Reading Club is a self-paced reading challenge. This year, we are preparing for an exciting journey because "Adventure Begins at Your Library!" The pages of books will be your map and your imagination will be your compass! 

Who can join Summer Reading Club?

Readers of all ages will use the Beanstack platform to log minutes read (app available in the Apple App store or Google Play store), badges earned, and prizes collected along the way. Complete extra activity badges to be entered into raffle prize drawings. If you are interested in tracking with pen and paper instead of using Beanstack, talk to your librarian.

How do I get started?

Once you've joined Beanstack or registered with the help of a librarian, it's time to start reading! You can read on your own, with family members, in a treehouse, on the beach, listening to an audiobook, on an ereader- it doesn't matter how! 

You can read however and whatever you'd like for this challenge. The library catalog is full of books, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, and more to explore together! 

Earn prizes for reading 200, 400, and 500 minutes! When you get a badge with a notification to stop by the library, you can stop by any branch.

What other adventures should I expect?

We will have Summer Reading programs full of excitement throughout the summer! Check out our Summer Reading Club newsletter with information about the fun, free programs for the whole family all across the county, including:

  • Summer Reading Kick-Off Parties
  • Australian Adventure with Digeridoo Down Under
  • Rock & Rhyme Performances with Mr. Jon & Friends
  • Adventure in Fun's Reptile Shows
  • STEAM Adventures with the Science Guys of Baltimore
  • Storytelling Performances with Authentic Community Theatre
  • Puppet Shows
  • and more!

Get ready for an unforgettable journey exploring the wonders of reading and libraries...

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Early Literacy Challenge

For ages 0–5. Start little adventurers' journey into lifelong reading together!

Join the challenge for Early Literacy!

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Children's Challenge

For ages 6–10. Young explorers can embark on a reading adventure full of exciting tales!

Join the challenge for Children!

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Teen Challenge

For ages 11–18. Ready for an epic quest? Discover mysteries, thrills, and knowledge in the pages of books!

Join the challenge for Teens!

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Adult Challenge

For ages 18 and up. Set out to find captivating, thought-provoking, and thrilling new stories!

Join the challenge for Adults!