Earn prizes, a free book, and enter extra giveaways by logging the number of pages you read from June 1-July 31!
200/400/800/1000 pages = pick a small prize
600 pages = pick a free book
Small prizes include:
Library merchandise, coupons, toys, and more!
(One coupon per sponsor please)
Feeling overwhelmed? Try reading together as a family! Books read aloud count for the reader and each of the listeners.
Sign up/log books online
Want to be able to scan the ISBN to log your book, log your family’s reading all at once or track your reading on the go? Download Beanstack Tracker, available for free in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Then, join the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge! Watch a video tutorial on signing up for a challenge here.
Go to jolietlibrary.beanstack.com or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app to track your reading. Through the app, click + to add a book. Choose to scan ISBN or search for a title. Log your past reading, clicking “next” through the date and minutes, then track your pages. Mark that you finished the book. Watch a video tutorial on logging pages here.
Group Challenge: Want to participate as a group of 10-25 people? We have a simple and fun way for your participants to earn prizes. Fill out this form to sign up or let us know that you completed the Summer Reading Group Challenge.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you already have a Beanstack account, all you need to do is register for the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge. To sign up for a Beanstack account for your whole family, visit jolietlibrary.beanstack.com or download the app.
Library cards are not required. Everyone is encouraged to participate!
Some books don’t have page numbers, including picture books, manga, ebooks and audiobooks. Those books still count! You can look up the number of pages in the print copy on the library catalog or on Amazon. Picture books are generally 32 pages. Books read together as a family count for each of the readers and listeners.
Prizes will be available July 5-August 5 at either library location.