2020 Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading

June 15 – August 9

Make every minute count this summer! Keep track of your reading and unlock special prizes all summer long by participating in the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. You can complete the entire program online on Beanstack! For youth ages 0-18 and their families. 

How it works!

  1. Sign up or log in to Beanstack at ahml.beanstack.org or on the Beanstack app through the App Store or Google Play Store!

  1. For every 20 minutes you read between June 15 and August 9, check it off on Beanstack. 

  1. Every 100 minutes of reading will earn you a Reading Badge and unlock a special prize or activity. 

  1. Earn 5 Reading Badges and you’ve completed the program! Receive a free book of your choice as well as a raffle ticket for a grand prize drawing.

    PICK UP EXTENDED! Pick up through Sunday, September 6.
    PLEASE NOTE: Prize pick up at the library begins August 1 and ends August 31 September 6.

  1. Need an extra challenge? Earn more raffle tickets by unlocking Bonus Reading Badges! You can also team up with your family to complete activities and earn the Family Badge to be eligible for a special grand prize drawing just for families!


Have a question?

Email us at youthprograms@ahml.info

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Join the Challenge

The 2020 Summer Reading Challenge is available online through Beanstack! 

Join the Challenge by creating a new account or logging in to Beanstack at ahml.beanstack.org.

Print out your very own paper log to help you keep track. Printable PDF

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Summer Booklists

Looking for a good book? Take a look at these booklists compiled by library staff especially for readers looking for interesting, compelling, funny, sad, spooky, serious and all-around great stories!

Make sure to take advantage of the filtering functions on the left side of the booklist page to find the right list for you.

These lists are for kids, tweens, teens and their families.

Browse Booklists

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Share a Photo

Unlocking Reading Badges in the Summer Reading Challenge will get you a variety of prizes.

Take a photo of how you are enjoying your prizes by filling out a form to add it to the Summer Reading Challenge Gallery on the ahml.info/summer page. It can be a photo of your completed craft, a picture of you learning a new skill that was unlocked, or even a photo of you reading!

Submit a Photo

Summer Reading Challenge Gallery

Submit a photo of your Summer Reading Challenge activities! As you read and earn Badge Prizes, share a photo of your unique creations and experiences with us. Fill out this form to submit a photo.

A structure made out of LEGOs created by kids

Big Red

Sage and Wendy

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two stress balls that look like a pumpkin and a ghost

Spooky Stress Balls


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A paper

Cookie Mouse

An octopus made out of fabric

Octopus Friend