2021 Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Tales and Travels Summer Reading for Adults

 June 28 – August 13, 2021

Why let kids have all the fun?

Billerica Public Library is here to offer the adults a way to celebrate the summer with traveling through the seven regions of the United States by reading or listening to some great books. Read or listen to sixty minutes each week and log them onto Beanstack and earn chances to win weekly prize package and at the end of the summer reading challenge a grand prize.

To participate, Sign Up for Tales and Travels Summer Reading Challenge online, start logging in your reading and earning badges. You can travel through USA by earning our Activity Badges! Or by attending these events: An Evening with Tess Gerristen, Mapping in the United States, or learning about the Gold Rush? OR Watch or Learn something new with an E-Resource. So join us this summer and explore the beautiful regions of the United States!


Getting Started

Signing up is simple!

Beanstack Account

  1. Starting June 28 visit our Beanstack page to register yourself and your family for our online Tales & Travels Summer Reading Challenge. Click the “register” button if you need to create an account, or click the “sign in” button to access your existing account.
  2. Alternatively, use Beanstack Tracker App on your phone or other mobile device (apple/android) to create, sign in, and manage your account.
  3. Within one account, you can set up and manage reader profiles for all of your family members!

Logging Your Reading 

Billerica Public Library’s goal this summer is for each adult to try to read at least 1200 minutes during June 28 — August 13 and log them into Beanstack.

  • Pre-register for the challenge. It is open to all ages!
  • This challenge uses logging Badges.
  • Click to log the minutes that you read.
  • You will earn a logging badges for every 60 minutes logged
  • The challenge is completed when you log 1200 minutes!
  • For each 60 minutes you log in you will receive a digital badge and earn a chance in our weekly drawing.

 Optional Book Review Badges 

  • Take the opportunity to earn even more chances to win our weekly prize package by completing a book review on a book that you have read. These book reviews will be shared with other readers to see what patrons are enjoying this summer.

 Optional Activity Badges 

  • You can also complete activity badges which have you using e-resources, reading books from one of the 7 regions of the USA, to signing up to attend either a live or virtual event. These activities also give you more chances to win our weekly prize package.

For questions regarding Tales and Travels Summer Reading Challenge and Beanstack, feel free to contact Marion DePierro at [email protected] or call 978-671-0949 ext 4.

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