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Summer Reading Challenge goes online

To keep everyone safe, we're taking our traditional Summer Reading Challenge online this summer. The challenge is open July 1 – August 15 and will take place using Beanstack.

How it works

  • Visit tplibrary.beanstack.com
  • Sign up for a free account by clicking Register an Individual or Family
  • If you’ve participated in an earlier Tinley Park online reading challenge and have already created an account, you can simply click Sign In
  • Children can be registered under an adult’s account
  • There’s a challenge for everyone!
    • Based on the your age or grade level, the appropriate summer reading challenge will appear
    • Children ages 0-5 read a total of 25 books to complete the challenge
    • Children in kindergarten–2nd grade have the option of reading a total of 25 books or 10 hours to complete the challenge
    • Children and teens in 3rd–12th grade read a total of 10 hours to complete the challenge
    • Adults read a total of 20 hours to complete the challenge
  • The Imagine your Story challenge runs for 6 weeks
  • Begin logging any books, eBooks, audiobooks, etc. that you finished after July 1
    • You can do this by logging into our Beanstack site or through the Beanstack app

Prizes and rewards for children and teens

  • The more you read and track, the more badges you’ll earn, until you reach the final badge and earn a brand new paperback book
  • Prizes will be distributed at the end of the challenge
  • Children in kindergarten–5th grade also earn Brag Tags (small tags perfect for backpacks) by completing the Activity Badges
    • One new Activity Badge will open up every Wednesday, so check back often
    • Readers will receive all earned Brag Tags at the end of the challenge

Prizes and rewards for adults

  • The more you read and track, the more badges you’ll earn, until you reach the final badge and earn a virtual drawing ticket for a prize basket
  • You can also receive drawing tickets when you earn an activity badge for reading a biography or memoir and/or a book whose title contains the word "story."
  • Prizes will be distributed at the end of the challenge

Questions?

  • Don't hesitate to call us at 708.532.0160
    • Adults: press 1
    • Children and Teens: press 2
  • Use the Ask a Librarian button below

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