2022 Summer Reading

What is Summer Reading?

Summer Reading is an annual nationwide reading challenge. People set reading goals for themselves and spend the summer tracking their progress, winning prizes, and attending events. The Summer Reading Program is divided by age: preschoolers, school age kids, teens, and adults. But the goal is the same for all: read, read, read!

The program runs from Wednesday, June 1 to Friday, July 22. This summer’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”, so events and prizes focus on aquatic-themed topics.

Get started with Summer Reading by registering in Beanstack, our reading challenge portal.

You’ll use this portal throughout the summer to log the books or minutes you’ve read, write and read book reviews, and find book recommendations from your librarians.

You can also earn virtual badges in Beanstack when you complete activities like reading an aquatic-themed book or attend a Library event.

Click here if you’d like help setting up your Beanstack account.

Read on to learn more about the other fun components of Summer Reading!

The Beanstack App

Beanstack is our online portal for Summer Reading. You can create and access your Beanstack account here.

Once you’ve created an account, you can download the easy-to-use Summer Reading app, Beanstack Tracker, for your Apple or Android device.


Along with virtual badges, Summer Reading is also about physical prizes! All ages are entered into prize drawings when they log reading and activities in Beanstack. For kids, these prizes include puzzles, trading cards, books, and other goodies. Adults are entered into weekly drawings for gift cards to local businesses, books, journals, and more.

Art Contest

Get creative with our art contest for all ages! Click here for details. You can call (423) 434-4458 with questions about the art contest.


We have events for all ages throughout the summer! This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Oceans of Possibilities”, so many of our events will focus on aquatic topics.

Below you’ll find the events happening soon. Click here to view our full summer calendar.

  • Teen Book Club

    Event Details Ages 12-18 can join us on Tuesday, July…
  • READing Paws

    Event Details Children ages 5-10 can register for a 15-minute…
  • Tale to Tail

    Event Details Children ages 5-10 can register for a 15-minute…
  • Music Morning

    Event Details Join us at 10 or 11 a.m. every…
Contact Us!

To talk with a librarian about Summer Reading, call: (423) 434-4458 (kids); (423) 434-4349 (teens); or (423) 434-4454 (adults).

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