Read, Renew, Repeat! Summer Reading Challenge

Read, Renew, Repeat, for Free Summer Fun!

June 1 to July 31, 2024

ONE challenge for ALL AGES! Enter together for fun all summer long. 

  1. Your goal: read 1,000 minutes in 8 weeks. That's just 16 minutes a day!
  2. Earn badges for completing reading and activities in Beanstack. Each badge equals a virtual ticket for prize drawings.
  3. If logging with Beanstack, you enter your own tickets. 
  4. Paper entrants earn badges for reading. Each reading goal equals a prize drawing entry.
  5. For paper logs, we'll enter the tickets for you. Let us know your prize preference when you return your log. 

All reading counts! Print, eBooks, audiobooks, illustrated graphic novels, etc. If you're logging for a child, count bedtime stories and storytimes. Repeated reads of the same title can be logged more than once. 

Your reading will help us reach a community goal of 500,000 minutes!

(We achieved 455,681 minutes in 2023. You can do it!)

Finish your reading and logging by July 31, 2024: 

  • Print entrants: return your log to any RIPL location no later than Thursday, August 1, 2024 to be entered in drawings. 
  • Online entrants: Enter all tickets into a drawing by Thursday, August 1. 

We'll draw for prizes August 2. Winners will be contacted. 

  • Ages birth to 4: Basket with game, puzzle, activity, and book! 
  • Ages 5-9: Basket with different game, puzzle, activity, and book! 
  • Teens, 12-18: Gift certificates to Taco Bell, Whitey's Ice Cream
  • Adults, 18-plus: Gift certicates to Two Rivers Massage, Circa '21

How to Enter & Track Your Summer Reading ONLINE: 

Beanstack offers both a free app and a website. Changes in one will be reflected in the other. 

1. Log into Beanstack, or create an account. Forgot your Beanstack password? You can reset it!

2. Register for the challenge, then start logging minutes and activities on June 1. You can back-date reading if you log weekly.

3. As you earn badges, you'll earn tickets towards prize drawings. Make sure to enter those tickets into a prize.

Register or log in now with Beanstack! 

How to Enter & Track Your Summer Reading on PAPER

Pick up a print log at any Rock Island Public Library location. Print entrants earn badges for reading.

Download the log from this website

100s of Free Events for All Ages! 

Return and repeat for FREE summer fun. See our calendar or pick up a free Summer Guide! 

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