Summer Reading

Adventure Begins at
Your Library

June 1 – July 31, 2024

Join the Reading Challenge

Registration opens May 20. Track your reading starting June 1.

  • Kids (ages 0 – 12) – submit each hour read for a total of 24 hours.
  • Teens (ages 13 – 18) – submit each hour read for a total of 24 hours.
  • Adults (ages 18+) – Submit each book read for a total of 4 books.

Along the way, earn digital badges for reading and for participating in fun summer activities.

How Do I Sign Up for Beanstack?

Sign up in the Beanstack Tracker or using the Beanstack app.

  • New users will need to set up an account. A valid email address is required.
  • Returning users can log in with their existing account information and sign up for the summer reading challenge.

Get the App

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T-shirt, badges, and booklight

Track your reading progress in Beanstack between June 1- July 31, 2024 to win prizes.

Kids & Teens

Total Hours Read Prizes
Registration Badge
3 Book
8 Sticker
15 Sticker
24 T-shirt (kids) or booklight (teens)


Total Books Read Prizes
Registration Badge
1 Book
2 Sticker
3 Sticker
4 Booklight

Throughout the summer, children, teens, and adults will have a chance to win tickets to ZooTampa and tech prizes such as AirPod Pro, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Echo Show.

Reading with the Rays

To be eligible for more prizes, pick up your Reading with the Rays game card at your preferred library branch. Youth may keep track of their hours read both in Beanstack and in the Rays card. Once the game card is completed, turn it in to your local public library for a chance to win Tampa Bay Rays prizes.

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Share Your Story

This summer is a chance to connect and to share our stories.

Take a photo and tell us your summer library story when you:

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Upcoming Summer Events


More summer events

Events by Age Group

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Book Lists

Adventure Begins at Your Library

Sunshine State Readers

Summer Slide

According to the Northwest Evaluation Association, school-year gains in reading and math may decrease as much as 20% to 50%. The library is here to help with 24/7 access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and many more avenues for reading and learning. Take an entire bookshelf of titles with you everywhere you go.

Summer Reading is in partnership with: