Summer Reading Challenge

olympic summer reading challenge

May 20 through Friday, July 26

Summer reading is our fun program designed to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books and activities. As you read and engage in activities, you are eligible to win badges and prizes. The best way to track your progress is through the Beanstack app or web site. Start recording your reading time and participate in the activities, located exclusively in our online summer reading software, Beanstack!

Simply register once to participate in library sponsored reading programs and activities all year round!

Access Beanstack Here

How Do I Start?

Login to your already existing Beanstack account OR create a new Beanstack account, if you have not done so already.

Parents can create a family account with all family members rather than create accounts for their children. In Beanstack, you can view the available activities, enter the books you have read, write book reviews and more. You will receive digital badges as you progress with your reading and activities; as well as an entry into the grand prize drawing. Visit the Beanstack website or login through the app.

Beanstack app available for iOS and Android.

What's Next?

Children being read to & independent readers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for the Sycamore Library’s summer reading program, All Together Now.

Keep your reading skills sharp this summer by striving to read 2 hours per week & earn a variety of prizes & entries into the grand prize drawing for each level!

Prefer Paper?

You can still print your log from home (or grab one from the Library) and keep track.

Simply click the link below and start tracking! When complete, return to the Library!

Pre-Reader Log
Elementary Log
Tween & Teen Log
Adult Log

How the Challenge Helps Kids and Adults

Why join the Summer Reading Challenge? For kids, it prevents the infamous “summer slide” of learning loss. Research shows that kids who participate in library summer reading programs score higher on reading achievement tests than their non-participating peers when the new school year starts.

For adults, the Challenge encourages taking some “me-time” to stretch out with a great read, whether it’s illuminating and educational or eerie and escapist.

We hope you will join us in participating this summer! See you at the library! Full calendar of events HERE.