Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge

Our Summer Reading Challenge begins May 27th! We’re online again this year and have challenges available for ALL AGES! Register at or through the Beanstack Tracker app, available for free wherever you download apps.

As a Library, we are offering 4 challenges this year:

  • Ages 0-5
  • Grades K-6
  • Grades 6-12
  • Ages 18-99

If you are an adult registering a child, please note that you will need to enter your own information first under the heading “Adult Information” and enter your child’s information under the heading “Reader’s Information.” Multiple children can be attached to one adult’s account and you can use your account creator profile to track your own reading and activities too!

How it works:

  1. Register and pick up a free book to add to your home library and a yard sign for your yard at the Youth Department service desk.
  2. YOU CHOOSE! Track time spent reading, activities completed, or a mix of both! You can log your reading and activities through the website or by downloading the Beanstack Tracker app to your tablet or mobile device.
  3. When you have earned any 5 reading or activity badges, return to the Youth Department service desk to choose another free book to take home and keep!

All challenges require the completion of 5 badges, but prizes for teens and adults will vary from those listed above.

Our Summer Reading Club at the Library is designed to inspire free choice in reading and encourage kids and families to have a little extra fun with reading all summer long. If you have any questions, please contact the Youth Department at 712-323-7553 x114 or

To stay up-to-date on the latest Youth Department programs, books, and services, join the CBPL Youth Department Facebook Group!