Bethalto Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge

2024 Summer Reading Challenge

Join our Summer Reading Challenge today. Read books, win prizes.

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The Summer Reading Challenge will run from May 23rd – July 31st , 2024.


How the Challenge Works


This Summer we are allowing our participants to set their own reading goals. Our challenge is for you to record the days on which you read. We hope you'll get a reading streak going this summer!

Simply check off the weekly paper calendar log for every day on which you do some reading. You can decide how many minutes or pages your summer reading should include.

Prizes are also a part of the Challenge. The Bookcart of Lil' Goodies is back with lots of fun items for you to choose from. After your 10th, 25th, 45th, and 65th days of reading you get to pick an item off the Bookcart of Lil' Goodies. The Bookcart will be available through August 11th.

Each day of reading also gives you a ticket in the Final Prize Drawings. With 35 days of reading you become eligible to be a winner. Each reader may only win one Final Prize.

We hope you enjoy a summer of good books!


        Final Prize Drawings will be held by August 7th, 2024. Winners will be contacted.


Getting Started

        Beanstack Account

  • Use the Beanstack App on your phone or other mobile device to create, sign in, and manage your account. (apple | android)
  • Alternatively, visit our Beanstack website. Click the “register” button if you need to create an account, or click the “sign in” button to access your existing account.
  • Within one account, you can set up, manage reader profiles, and log reading for all of your family members!
  • We are also excited to hear about your progress in the challenge. Tag us on Facebook or Instagram with #bethaltoreads2024.


Getting a Paper Reading Log

        If you prefer to participate with paper reading logs, you can ask for them at the Library, or you can print them from the buttons below.

                                    Registration Form                            Ages 0-15                            Ages 16-Adult


Contact Us

If you have trouble setting up or accessing your account, or have any other questions, please contact us at 618-377-8141, or stop by the Library.

Introducing Beanstack!

Beanstack is an app and online program that logs your reading and streamlines the prize drawing process. Simply register yourself and/or family members and start reading.


Click here to view all the Final Prize Ticket


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all summer long.