Summer Reading June 1 - July 31
2021 Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 - July 31, 2021

Summer is here, and our library aims to prevent 'summer slide' learning loss by encouraging our community to read, imagine and explore along with us! Our Summer Reading Challenge provides an assortment of in-house activities and programs along with virtual resources and activity suggestions so that no matter where you are, you can get in on the fun. 

Roseville's Summer Reading Challenge is hosted online through a platform called Beanstack, and it's free and easy to participate. Create an account today by visiting or download the Beanstack Tracker app. You only have to register once, and you will be able to join all of our future reading challenges!

Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.

Who can participate?

The Summer Reading Program is open to all ages!  We want everyone in our community to participate in the joy of reading and engage in lifelong learning. Activities, programs and prizes are available for each age group.
  • What if my child can't read yet?
    They can still participate! Log the minutes that you read to them and the time they spend flipping through books looking at pictures. Listening, following along and imitating reading are all skills that promote literacy and help prepare children to become strong readers. 
  • What kind of reading can I log?
    Any kind: audiobooks, ebooks, fiction, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, etc. ALL of it counts! The goal of Summer Reading is to find a format and a genre that you enjoy so that reading is fun.

Why sign up?

There are several reasons you should participate in summer reading:
  1. It's FREE!
  2. It's fun.
  3. You can earn prizes.
  4. It helps foster a love of reading and develop good reading habits.

How do I sign up and participate?

  1. Register for a Beanstack account at or using the free 'Beanstack Tracker' app today. If you participated in one of our previous Beanstack challenges, simply log in with your existing account.
  2. Register for the 'Summer Reading Challenge'.
  3. Read and log 5 hours to earn a completion prize. (For kids 12 and under, a free book. For teens and adults, a vinyl Summer Reading sticker.)
  4. Read more and complete Beanstack activity challenges to earn tickets towards our grand prize drawings.

What prizes can I win?

Youth participants (ages 12 and under) earn a free book prize at the end of summer for logging 5 hours. Teens and adult earn a 'Summer Reading' vinyl sticker.
ALL ages earn a virtual ticket toward our grand prizes by logging at least 5 hours.  Plus, collect more virtual tickets for each activity badge you earn and each reading badge beyond 5 hours. The more you participate, the more ticket entries you win!

Tot prize photos  Children's prize photos  Teen prize photos   Adult prize photos   Grand prize photo

How do I make reading fun?

Here are some tips for helping everyone in your family enjoy reading:
  • Let everyone pick their own books. (You can offer suggestions, but don't force it!)
  • Read books you like as many times as you want, and give yourself permission to stop reading a book that doesn't capture your interest
  • Find a series you like. (It takes the guesswork out of finding your next read!)
  • Try out new genres and formats like poetry, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc.
  • Read together as a family. Share books you've enjoyed, read a book aloud together, and talk about the characters and plots you most enjoyed
  • Surround yourself with lots of books!