Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 26-August 19, 2023

Something for Everyone

We have three separate reading challeges - one for kids (birth - age 11), one for teens (age 12-18), and one for adults (age 19+). Please note, for emerging readers, caregivers are encouraged to log books read to young participants. And for all ages and reading abilities, whether you love reading a little or a lot, whether you're a kid, parent, grandparent, teen, newborn, or college student, and whether you're a year-round resident or only here for a week... this challenge is for you! 

Getting Started

For kids, sign up in person in the Children's Room to sign up and receive your challenge sheet and free book.* Teens and adults get a free book when registering for summer reading at the Check Out Desk. 

Please note that we no longer have an online option, but you may participate in the separate "23 in 2023" challenge on Beanstack.

Completing the Challenge

You can read, complete activities, or both! Kids complete a total of ten books and/or activities, while teens & adults complete a total of six books and/or activities to finish the challenge. You can also double-dip! If you finish a book while doing a reading activity (e.g. reading outside) you can check off the activity and put it in your reading log!


Everyone who completes the challenge will be able to choose another free book from our prize cart. Additionally, for every bonus sheet you complete, you also get to choose a free book.*

Everyone who completes the challenge by August 16 will also be entered in our end of summer reading drawings. Please note that incomplete registration information may not be counted for the end of summer prize drawing; however, all readers with completed sheets may still claim a prize book.

*Thanks to Goodwill Hunters for help making this year's summer reading challenge possible!