Reading Challenges

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Coming Soon: Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 - August 17

Are you ready to believe? Dive into the unknown or explore the unexplained with Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge. Everyone is invited to participate in the challenge which runs from June 1 through August 17.

Read or listen for 15 hours to earn a free book (kids aged 0-12) or an out-of-this-world book bag (12 and up). You will also be entered to win a Nintendo switch and many other unbelievable prizes!

If fun is what you seek, the library is delivering with extraordinary activities, storytimes, and family events all summer long. Check our calendar for details.

Stop by your local Mid-Columbia Libraries branch or register in Beanstack starting May 15; you can begin logging your reading online or using a paper log on June 1. 

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How to Participate

Beanstack is Mid-Columbia Libraries' source for participating in reading challenges and activities, tracking your reading, and logging and discovering books. Follow these steps to complete library programs like Summer Reading Challenge, Fall Into Reading, 100 Books to Read Before Kindergarten, and more: 

1. Register

2. Log your reading.

3. Earn virtual badges as you read, and be eligible to win fun prizes.

How It Works:

​You can create an account in Beanstack anytime and use it to keep track of your reading. Earn badges by logging your reading time, writing reviews to share with other readers, or completing activities and fulfilling challenge prompts. Have fun reading while earning the chance to win! 

Use Beanstack on any computer or find the Beanstack Tracker app on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. If you have already created an account on Beanstack online, you can use that. New readers must register.

Things to Know

You can register as an individual or a family. Reading programs are organized by age. A reader will only be able to register for the program for their age. If you wish to be contacted about prizes and drawings, please include an email address or phone number as part of your Beanstack profile. 

For more information about using Beanstack and frequently asked questions, read the FAQs.

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