2021 Summer Reading Program for Kids, Teens, and Families
Join us for a wildly fun Summer of Reading! Receive tickets and be eligible for prizes based on books and minutes read. Plus, join us for story sharing, music, and interactive experiences, all summer long in our Youth Summer Reading Program: "Tails and Tales".
Everyone in the family can join in on the reading challenge fun! All ages are welcome to participate. Create a Beanstack account. Already have one? Log in! If you cannot remember your login information, simply email email@example.com for assistance. Get the Beanstack App to make it even easier! This digital logging software allows readers to keep track of how many minutes they are reading through a timer, a book barcode scanner, and more!
The HRLS Youth Summer Reading Program is only open to patrons that live and work in and around our 3 service areas of Clarke County, Frederick County, and Winchester City in Virginia.
Register now! Begin logging during the reading challenge time from June 5 - August 11, 2021. Books and minutes read will not count until after June 5. Use the #TailsandTalesHRLS on social media and tag Handley Regional Library System to spread the joy of reading!
Start: Join us for the Virtual Rally for Reading on June 5 on Facebook Live and later on YouTube.
End: Celebrate the Summer Reading Finale on August 14 @ 11am at Bowman Library
1. Log your reading throughout the season. Earn virtual badges by logging your reading, completing online activities, and attending program events. Keep logging your reading and completing activities to receive virtual raffle tickets for exciting prize drawings and free books along the way.
PRE-READERS AGES 0-5
Earn online badges and raffle tickets as you count how many books you can read this season! Every 30 books read = 1 virtual raffle ticket and 1 free book from the library. Log through the Beanstack App starting June 5, and try to read all the way to the "completion" of the program by reading 240 total books by August 11! (Readers will still be able to log and participate even after passing the "end" of the program).
READERS AGES 6 AND UP
Earn online badges and raffle tickets as you count how many minutes you can read this season! Every 6 hours read = 1 virtual raffle ticket and 1 free book from the library. Log through the Beanstack App starting June 5, and try to read all the way to the "completion" of the program by reading 48 hours total by August 11! (Readers will still be able to log and participate even after passing the "end" of the program).
All logging must be entered by August 11 at 11:59 PM.
2. NEW THIS SUMMER! To encourage readers to work towards "completing" the Summer Reading Program, they can also earn *Brag Tags*. The more they read, the more they can earn! Brag Tags are earned at the Registration, Mid-Point, and Completion of the program.
3. You are also invited to complete the online activities in Beanstack. Take a picture, post and tag us on Instagram (@handleyregional) or Facebook (Handley Regional Library System) along the way with your activity creations.
4. Earn raffle tickets throughout the Summer and virtually enter prize drawings. Remember: the more reading you log and activities you complete, the more raffle tickets you unlock!
You can access the HRLS Summer Reading Program anywhere with the Beanstack App! Log your reading online and plan to join us for outdoor in-person events and virtual programs this Summer.
Do you already have an account in Beanstack? Log in with that! If you cannot remember your login information, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Do you need to register to get started on Beanstack? Register online HERE.
Don't forget to download the Beanstack App for easy logging after registering!
Because reading helps build strong imaginations, smarter students, and more empathetic people! Be a part of the Handley Regional Library System reading community by signing up to participate today.
If you need help finding your next read, then just check out the resources below to help you find that perfect book!
We encourage families to read together, so the adult has a very important role as 'Account Creator' when tracking with Beanstack. Under your account, all readers in your family unit will be found and can be accessed by one login and password. The adult can choose to log their reading in this program with the rest of their family.
However, we invite adults to join the 2021 Adult Summer Reading Program (just for them!) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Track your summer reading to be eligible to earn Book Bucks for the Friends of the Library Book Sales and a chance to win exciting grand prizes! Learn more HERE.
Page Turner Adventures transforms kids into Storyologists and sends them into the Once Upon a TIME MACHINE where they explore stories from the inside out with giant stage shows, author visits, and tours.
Join us right here every Tuesday and Thursday at 2:00pm throughout the summer to experience special programs with your library!
Click the Page Turner Adventures link to the left to find today's interactive virtual program. Use the login information below to gain access: