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Summer Reading Challenge 2021

Tails & Tales

June 1 through August 31

 

How do I sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge?

You can visit our Beanstack page or download the app and create an account. Or you can get a paper log at any Washoe County Library branch or download one from this page (available in both English and Spanish).

What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is the platform Washoe County Library System uses to facilitate our Reading Challenges. The Beanstack app helps you track your reading time and encourages participating by awarding virtual badges for completing activities.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge reading/bingo log?

If you are not using Beanstack, the Summer Reading Challenge log can help you manually track your participation throughout the challenge. Logs can also be used as a visual reminder to track reading and activities. You can earn a free book by completing the reading log (read 600 minutes) and another free book by completing five of the bingo activities.

What are the Summer Reading Challenge activity bags?

The first 1,600 youth who visit the library and sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge will receive a themed bag, an age-appropriate book, a reading log/bingo card, and craft supplies. Once we run out of our activity bags youth that visit the library and sign up for our Summer Reading Challenge will receive a free book and our Summer Reading Challenge reading/bingo log.

How do I earn prize books?

  • Sign up=free book
  • Read 600 minutes=free book
  • Complete bingo game (five activities)=free book

Visit any library branch to sign up and claim your free book or sign up with the Beanstack app to earn your free book.

How do I collect my prizes?

Bring your completed reading/bingo log to any library branch during its regular hours to redeem your prize. If you use Beanstack, the library will be automatically notified when you complete 600 minutes of reading or finish the bingo game so no additional documentation is required.

Can I get a second reading log and repeat the program over and over to earn more books?

No. You can earn a maximum of three books.

Can adults participate?

Yes, but there are no physical prizes offered to those over 18, only virtual badges.

How do participants earn virtual badges?

By reading, attending virtual library events, and/or completing activities on the bingo sheet.

Can I write a book review?

Yes, but only through the Beanstack app. Writing reviews is optional.

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