2024 Kids Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) – Read any books you want! Win Prizes!

This challenge is for all kids from babies to those entering 6th grade! Registration begins June 1st!

To get started, click on the Beanstack button below to create or update your account.  
Then you can sign up for the Kids Summer Reading Challenge.

Want to make logging books even easier? Use the Beanstack Tracker app! Click here to learn more about the Beanstack app.

Also, once you are registered, you can use the Amazon Echo device, “Alexa” to log your reading! Click here for Alexa instructions!

Early Registration Incentive!

Register before June 30 for a chance to win one of these great prizes!…

  • Prize #1:  
    • Two Free Passes to Adventureland Amusement Park
    • Two Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s
    • Coupons to Monster Chicken
    • Special Prize Bag
    • Children’s Book
  • Prize #2:
    • Two Free Days of Summer Camp at Silver Stars Gymnastics
    • Two Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s
    • Coupons to Monster Chicken
    • Special Prize Bag
    • Children’s Book
  • Prize #3:
    • Two Water Park Tickets at Splish Splash Water Park
    • Two Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s
    • Coupons to Monster Chicken
    • Special Prize Bag
    • Children’s Book

What is the Summer Reading Challenge (SRC)?

A fun way to encourage reading throughout the summer!

To complete the challenge, you must read at least 7 books this summer.
Everyone who finishes the SRC will get a prize bag beginning Monday, August 5.

We’ll also have raffle prizes at the end of SRC! Each week that you log at least one book, you will receive an eTicket that can be entered into the system for any of the prizes you choose! You may enter all different raffles, or all the same, however you want to distribute your tickets. Tickets will be pulled, and winners will be announced at the end of SRC after Sunday, August 18.

Click here to see the list of raffle prizes!

Show Your School Spirit!

That’s right! Your participation in the SRC will also be counted towards helping your school win the Emma Cup trophy!

The school that has the highest percentage of children that sign up for AND complete the SRC (each child must read at least 7 books) will have their school’s name engraved on the trophy.

This friendly competition is always a lot of fun each year!

What are the benefits of using the Beanstack program?

Besides acting as an online book log (think of it as a “Fitbit for Reading”), there are other benefits to recording what you’ve read via the website, app, or Alexa, such as weekly book recommendations based on your age, reading level, and interests. You will also be able to view themed guides on topics of interest (ranging from “Let’s Explore Rainbows” to “Stargazing”). When you log the books you’ve read, you will receive colorful electronic badges and earn raffle tickets for the many prizes that can be won this summer.  Kids also have the option to write book reviews and read learning tips for each book selected. If you would like a paper reading log as well, you can print one out: Reading Log.

Click here for answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Reading Challenge.


The Emma Clark Library would like to thank the following businesses that support the Library and our community
by donating gift cards and merchandise for Kids and Teens Summer Reading raffle prizes: 

  • The Adventure Park
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Applebee’s
  • The Argyle Theatre
  • Ben’s Garden
  • The Bench
  • Chico’s Tex Mex
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • College 101 Resource Center
  • Crazy Beans
  • D.J.’s Clam Shack
  • Domo Sushi
  • Druthers Coffee
  • Embody Massage & Wellness
  • Evolve Bank & Trust Mortgage – Janice Schweiger
  • Faith Czarnecki at Travelista Travels
  • John Braile Photography
  • Kumon Learning Center
  • Level Up Kitchen Library Cafe
  • Long Island Explorium
  • The Long Island Museum
  • Luigi’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • North Shore Properties Realty – Gina Lollo
  • O Sole Mio Ristorante Pizzeria
  • Panera Bread
  • Paumanok Tours
  • Port Jeff Bowl
  • Port Jefferson Cinemas
  • Port Jefferson Photography Club
  • The Rinx
  • Rolling Pin Bakery
  • S.N. and Kamal Sridhar
  • Setauket Gourmet Delicatessen & Caterers
  • Silver Stars Gymnastics
  • Sonic
  • Splish Splash Water Park
  • Staller Center for the Arts
  • Stony Brook Pizza
  • Súp Vietnamese Phở & Grill
  • Urban Air
  • Via Pizza
  • Xplore Family Fun Center

Emma Clark employees, trustees, and members of their household are not eligible to enter contests/raffles.