Summer Reading Challenge Overview
For Ages 11-18
Read, create, and explore with the Richland Public Library! It's easy! Using the Beanstack website and mobile app for Apple or google play, log the minutes you spend reading to earn badges and the chance to win one of the grand prize raffles.
- Win even more prizes by completing book reviews and additional badges.
- Complete three badges of any variety to earn a pool pass!
Every minute you read leads us closer to our Community Reading Goal and a donation to the Tri-Cities Food Bank.
The more you read and explore, the more chances to learn and to win!
Three Ways to Participate
- Track and Log Time Spent Reading (Reading Badges)
Use the Beanstack website and mobile app to track every minute you spend reading or listening to books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels, and more. Your first three hours of reading unlocks your first Reading Badge. Once you’ve read at least six hours, you earn a second Reading Badge, a coupon for a book at Adventures Underground and a ticket to enter into one of the grand prize raffle drawings! And for every three hours you read after that, you’ll continue to earn additional Reading Badges and more tickets to enter into the grand prize raffle drawings.
- Write Reviews on What You Read (Review Badge)
As you log your completed reading on the Beanstack website and mobile app, you can submit written or picture reviews that we will feature on the Beanstack homepage. If you complete at least three reviews, you will earn the Review Badge, earn a ticket to enter one of the grand prize raffle drawings, and be entered to win a $5 gift card to Roasters.
Complete Activity Badges
- Digital Resources Badge
- Complete any three of the six activities designed to introduce you to some of the many digital resources offered through our website, and you’ll be entered to win a mini Bluetooth speaker.
- Mini Art Badge
- Complete any one of the five activities to create a piece of artwork to share with the library either virtually or in person if possible, and be entered to win a bundle of new art supplies!
- Opt Outside
- Complete two of the three activities meant to get you outside and exploring in nature, and be entered to win a stainless-steel water bottle.
- Sweater Weather Badge
- Complete one of the activities and create something to help decorate the trees outside the library when they start losing their leaves, and be entered to win a yarn craft starter pack from Badger Mountain Yarns.
- Survey Badge
- Complete our Summer Reading Challenge Survey and earn a ticket to enter in a grand prize raffle drawing.
Completing the Challenge (Completion Badge)
To complete the challenge and earn a one-time day pass to the George Prout Public Pool and a Completion Badge, just complete any three badges. You can earn three reading badges, three activities badges, or mix and match with reading, reviews, and activities! And remember, the more badges you earn, the more prizes you could be entered to win!
Grand Prize Raffle
Logging at least six hours of reading as well as writing at least three reviews will earn you tickets to enter into the grand prize raffles. You get to choose which prizes you want to win. You can enter all of your tickets for the same prize or try your luck at all of them. This year we are excited to be offering the following prizes:
- $50 gift card to Bruchi’s Cheesesteaks & Subs
- $50 gift card to Fairchild Cinemas
- DIY Arts & Crafts Kit from Pop Shop America
- KiwiCo Activity Crate STEM Tinker Kit
- Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2 Blu-Ray Set
Start reading, creating, and exploring today!