Welcome to the 2023 Kids Summer Reading Challenge!
This challenge is for all kids from birth to 6th grade! Registration begins June 1st!
To get started, click on the Beanstack button below and create or update your account.
Then sign up for your Summer Reading Challenge!
There’s an app to make logging your books super easy! 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!….
- Adventureland Amusement Park -2 Tickets, 2 Free Kids’ meals at Chilis, 2 Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s, Special Prize Bag, and a children’s book!
- Splish Splash – -2 Tickets, 2 Free Kids’ meals at Chilis, 2 Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s, Special Prize Bag, and a children’s book!
- Silver Stars Gymnastics – 1 Free Month of classes, 2 Free Kids’ meals at Chilis, 2 Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s, Special Prize Bag, and a children’s book!
- American Museum of Natural History – 4 tickets to the Museum, 2 Free Kids’ meals at Chilis, 2 Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s, Special Prize Bag, and a 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 7.
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 20 Click here to see the list of raffle prizes!
Click here for more information about the Summer Reading Challenge AND here for a list of “Frequently Asked Questions.”
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 your books read, you will receive colorful electronic badges and earn raffle tickets for the many baskets 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 still like a paper log as well.
Click here to print out a Reading Log.
Emma Clark Library would also 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:
- Adventureland Amusement Park
- American Museum of Natural History
- The Argyle Theater
- Barry’s Baked Goods
- The Bite Size Bake Shop
- Cabo Fresh
- The Cheesecake Factory
- Chipotle Mexican Grill
- College 101 Resource Center
- Crazy Beans
- DJ’s Clam Shack
- Druthers Coffee
- Evolve Bank & Trust Mortgage – Janice Schweiger
- Homes by Jamie Jay
- Iron Ramen
- Long Island Explorium
- Madison’s Niche
- North Shore Properties Realty – Gina Lollo
- O Sole Mio
- Panera Bread
- Paumanok Tours
- Port Jefferson Cinemas
- Port Jefferson Photography Club
- The Rinx
- Rolling Pin Bakery
- Setauket Gourmet Delicatessen & Caterers
- Shake Shack
- Silver Stars Gymnastics
- Splish Splash
- S.N. and Kamal Sridhar
- Staller Center for the Arts
- Station Pizza
- Urban Air
- Via Pizza
- Xplore Family Fun Center