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2022 Summer Reading Challenge

June 1 - July 31, 2022

Visit the library this summer to read, imagine and explore along with us! Our Summer Reading Challenge provides an assortment of in-house activities and programs along with virtual resources and activity suggestions so that no matter where you are, you can get in on the fun. 

Summer Reading Kick-off Party: Saturday June 4, 11am - 2pm at the Riley Library

Celebrate the arrival of summer with us! Our kick-off party is free and open to the public. We will be featuring storytimes, Mad Science demos, hands-on activities, and cool treats. Bring your friends and family to see all that the library has to offer!

Summer Reading Program is sponsored by Friends of the Roseville Public Library.

Who can participate?

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all ages!  We want everyone in our community to participate in the joy of reading and engage in lifelong learning. However, for our youngest readers (preschool age and younger), we encourage you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program.
  • What if my child can't read yet?
    They can still participate! Log the minutes that you read to them and the time they spend flipping through books looking at pictures. Listening, following along and imitating reading are all skills that promote literacy and help prepare children to become strong readers. 
  • What kind of reading can I log?
    Any kind: audiobooks, ebooks, fiction, graphic novels, newspapers, magazines, etc. ALL of it counts! The goal of Summer Reading is to find a format and a genre that you enjoy so that reading is fun.

Why sign up?

There are several reasons you should participate in summer reading:
  1. It's FREE!
  2. It's fun.
  3. You can earn prizes that encourage you to read, imagine and explore.
  4. It helps foster a love of reading and develop good reading habits.

How do I sign up and participate?

  1. Create a Beanstack account at or using the free 'Beanstack Tracker' app today. If you participated in one of our previous Beanstack challenges, simply log in with your existing account.
  2. Register for the 'Summer Reading Challenge', available for pre-registration in Beanstack starting May 1.
  3. Read and log 5 hours to earn a book prize.

Read more and complete Beanstack activity challenges to earn tickets towards our grand prize drawings.

What prizes can I win?

Prize announcements coming soon!

How do I make reading fun?

Here are some tips for helping everyone in your family enjoy reading:
  • Let everyone pick their own books. (You can offer suggestions, but don't force it!)
  • Read books you like as many times as you want, and give yourself permission to stop reading a book that doesn't capture your interest
  • Find a series you like. (It takes the guesswork out of finding your next read!)
  • Try out new genres and formats like poetry, graphic novels, audiobooks, etc.
  • Read together as a family. Share books you've enjoyed, read a book aloud together, and talk about the characters and plots you most enjoyed
  • Surround yourself with lots of books!