Welcome to Summer Reading! From May 25 through July 31, readers of all ages are celebrating the joy of reading while exploring global stories and international cultures.
Join us by tracking your reading and attending themed programs. Here’s how to get started:
- Choose your category above: Adult, Tween/Teen, Middles or Littles.
- Download the Beanstack app
- Read happily, whatever you choose! Listening to books counts too. Borrow books from our collection, check out the e-books through Hoopla or Libby, and download audio books with your Library card.
- Earn prizes as you tally your reading time and complete our fun reading challenges.
Download the Beanstack app to log your reading and earn prizes.
Adults (ages 18+) Earn tickets by registering and recording reading time, and for attending programs. Use those tickets to bid on grand prizes! You could win Apple AirPods or gift certificates to local businesses including The Bull Pin, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Country Market, Estes Park Pet Supply, Reel Mountain Theater, and Cliffhanger Used Books.
Tweens / Teens (ages 11-18) Get a free book, just by signing up! Earn tickets by registering and recording reading time. Use those tickets to bid on prizes including Apple AirPods, Bluetooth headphones, 3D printing pen, LEGO sets, tortilla and pizza blankets, Earth and planets tapestry, and much more.
Middles (ages 4-11) For every 120 minutes of reading or being read to, receive up to 3 prices! Log your time in the Beanstack app and once milestones are reached, the app will prompt you to select prizes. Printed reading logs are available if needed — just stop by the Library to pick one up.
Littles (ages 0-3) Parents, grandparents, and caregivers: read to, or with, your little ones! Littles who listen to 40 books read aloud will earn a prize bag. Exposure to reading and books at an early age has been scientifically proven to improve literacy and academic success later in life.
Questions about Summer Reading Program or the Beanstack app? Email our Programs & Outreach team and we’ll get back to you!
Thank you to the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation for their generous support of the Summer Reading Program.