Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2021: June 1 – July 10

Summer Reading is back! Our program is online, and you can record your reading time, book reviews, and activities on Beanstack. As you read and participate in activities, you will earn badges, prizes and raffle tickets. 

Click here to sign up for Summer Reading!

Visit the library by July 17, 2021, to claim any prizes. We can look up your account to see what prizes you have earned, so you don’t have to keep track of them.

Challenges | Prizes | Raffles | Getting Started | Frequently Asked Questions


Pre-Readers (ages 0-4)
Log the number of books read and complete early literacy activities to earn rewards.

Kids & Tweens (ages 5-12)
For every 1 hour you read, earn a raffle ticket, up to 40 hours. Win rewards along the way!

Teens (ages 13-18)
For every 2 hours you read, earn a raffle ticket, up to 80 hours. Win rewards along the way!
18-year-olds can sign up for Teen Summer Reading or Adult Summer Reading.

Adults (ages 18+)
Read for 10 hours and earn a book stress ball (while supplies last) & $5 fine forgiveness coupon.
Earn a raffle ticket for every two hours read, up to 80 hours.

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All participants are eligible for these prizes, while supplies last.

Pre-readers (ages 0-4)

  • 5 activities: Stamp on hand
  • 10 activities: Sticker
  • 24 activities: Water Squirting Rubber Tiger
  • 48 activities: Animal rattle (ages 0-2) or Plush Jungle Animal (ages 3-4)
  • 72 hours: Toy Bear or Cup

Kids & Tweens (ages 5-8; 9-12)

  • Read 1 hour: Sticker
  • Read 2 hours: Magnetic Bookmark
  • Read 4 hours: Safari-Print Bracelets
  • Read 8 hours: Bendable Alpaca or Sloth
  • Read 12 hours: Kids – Safari Print Sunglasses; Tweens – Slap Bracelets
  • Read 16 hours: Mini Block Animal & $5 Fine Forgiveness Coupon
  • Read 20 hours: Plush Toy 

Teens (ages 13-18)

  • Read 2 hours: Sticker
  • Read 4 hours: Sticker
  • Read 6 hours: Sticker
  • Read 8 hours: Light-up Shark Keychain or Squishy Turtle Keychain
  • Read 10 hours: Giant Squishy Sticker & $5 Fine Forgiveness Coupon


  • Read 6 hours: Item from Planters Bank Swag Bag
  • Read 10 hours: Book Stress Ball & $5 fine forgiveness coupon

While supplies last. Items are subject to change.

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All age challenges except pre-readers can enter raffles for a chance to win a bonus prize.



  • Visiting or by downloading the app on iOS or Android.
  • Create account and add readers.
  • Register each reader for the Imagine Your Story challenge.
  • Log reading to earn badges, rewards and raffle tickets. Complete activities and book reviews for bonus tickets.
  • Have fun reading and earning rewards all summer long!
  • If you do not have access to the Internet or a device, you may request a paper log from the library. You can also print copies from here: 2021 Summer Reading Log You will only be able to log minutes via this method. At this time, bonus activities are only available through the website or the app. 

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How do I earn and claim my rewards?

  • Everyone can earn rewards by reading and logging the number of minutes read on Beanstack.
  • The rewards differ for each age group.
  • Visit the library by July 17, and we can look up what you have earned.

How do I earn raffle tickets and enter a raffle?

  • Log minutes, complete activities and write book reviews to earn tickets, which can be entered into raffles for a chance to win a prize.
  • The last day to submit your tickets is July 10 at 11 p.m.
  • On the website, select the Ticket Drawing tab.
  • On the app, select the Wild About Books challenge under Current Challenges. Then tap on the Drawings icon.

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Email, call (270) 887-4262 or message us on Facebook if you need further assistance.

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Summer Reading is sponsored by Planter’s Banks.

Planters Bank

Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library thanks its Summer Reading supporters!

Program Sponsors

Hopkinsville Energy System Pennyrile Technologies   

Grab & Go Sponsors

Cayce Mill Supply   Rooms for Less   

Raffle Prize Donors

 Herb Hays Furniture & Mattress     Superlawn & Garden


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