Adult Summer Reading Challenge – 2022

Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Summer Reading Challenge for Adults – 2022

June 27 – August 12, 2022

Welcome to Billerica Public Library’s “Read Beyond the Beaten Path” Summer Reading Challenge! This challenge runs from June 27-August 12, 2022.

We challenge you to read at least 1200 minutes during the summer reading challenge (that’s about 20 minutes per day) and track that time in Beanstack or pick up a paper log and track your time in the log. Share your progress on social media using #billericalibrarysummerreading2022 and be sure to tag us!

Let’s rediscover our love of reading this summer, and try to read 250,000 minutes as a community.

Billerica, blaze your own trail this summer! 

How the Challenge Works

Signing up is simple!

Beanstack Account

  • Visit our Beanstack page. Click the “register” button if you need to create an account, or click the “sign in” button to access your existing account.
  • Note: If you signed up for any past Reading Challenges you already have a Beanstack account. Please contact the library if you need assistance logging into your account.
  • Alternatively, use Beanstack Tracker App on your phone or other mobile device (apple/android) to create, sign in, and manage your account.
  • Within one account, you can set up and manage reader profiles for all of your family members!

Start Reading!

  • Borrow books, audiobooks, magazines or download or stream eBooks, etc.
  • Whether it’s reading a graphic novel, listening to an audiobook, or reading an article, it counts! All reading must occur within program dates.

Logging Reading 

  • Log into Beanstack
  • Click to log the minutes that you read or record your minutes read on a paper log and turn it into circulation by August 12, 2022
  • You will earn a logging badges for every 60 minutes logged
  • The challenge is completed when you log 1200 minutes!

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 our Camping Displays, to signing up to attend either a live or virtual event. For more information go to and check out our calendar, e-resources and much more. These activities also give you more chances to win our weekly prize package.


  • Each participant that logs reading or earns an activity badge in Beanstack will be entered to win a weekly prize package plus a grand prize at the end of the challenge.

Technical Support

  • We know learning a new program can be tricky, but we’re here for you! Please send us an email ([email protected]) if you have questions. We can give you a call and walk you through the set up as well.

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