Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

The Summer Reading Program is an annual nationwide reading challenge. People set reading goals for themselves and spend the summer tracking their progress, winning prizes, and attending events.

Summer Reading 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 Monday, June 5 through Saturday, July 22. This summer’s theme is “All Together Now”, so events and prizes focus on local or global community topics.

It’s simple to get started with Summer Reading! Click the link below to register yourself and your kids in Beanstack, our reading challenge portal.

Register for Summer Reading

The first step is to create a Beanstack account. If you’ve participated in Library reading challenges before, you don’t need to create a new Beanstack account – just use your existing log-in info!

Once you have a Beanstack account, you can sign up for this year’s Summer Reading.

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

You also earn virtual badges in Beanstack when you complete Summer Reading activities, such as reading a recommended book or attending a Library event.

The Beanstack App

We have an easy-to-use Summer Reading app, Beanstack Tracker, which you can download on your Apple or Android device.

Call (423) 434-4450 if you’d like help setting up a Beanstack account or using the app.


We’re kicking off Summer Reading with a block party on Monday, June 5 from 5-7 p.m. We’ll have a Florencia and the Feeling concert, food trucks, inflatables, community art, and other outdoor activities. There will be something fun for all ages!

We’ll have events for all ages throughout the summer. This year’s Summer Reading theme is “All Together Now”, so many of our events focus on local or global community topics.

Discover Summer Reading Events


Along with virtual Beanstack badges, you can also win physical prizes throughout Summer Reading! All ages are entered into prize drawings when they log reading and activities in Beanstack.

Teens and adults are entered into weekly drawings for gift cards to local businesses, books, journals, and more.

For kids, prizes include Scholastic Bucks, trading cards, and other goodies. (Kids can spend their Scholastic Bucks at our Scholastic Book Fair in August!)