Welcome to our Summer Reading Challenge for Adults!

Register for our Read, Renew, Repeat iREAD Summer Reading Challenge on Beanstack or in person starting Saturday, June 29th!

We’ll have a Summer Reading Kickoff Party Saturday, June 29th for all ages!

There will be:

  • Swag and sign-up prizes!
  • Kona Ice 4 U food truck from 12-2!
  • Rick Anthony Elvis Tribute from 1-2!
  • Reps from Groundwork Lawrence will be here from 12-2:30 to give you the 411 on saving energy and money in your home!

 

 

 

 

How It All Works:

You can participate and track your reading/activity progress with either the Beanstack app or a physical bingo card!

  • On Beanstack earn activity badges by completing various reading and activity challenges. Earning badges also earns you raffle tickets for exciting weekly prizes throughout the summer!
  • If you sign up in person you will receive a bingo card with various reading and activity challenges to complete which will earn you raffle tickets.

You’ll get 5 raffle tickets just for signing up (and some swag if you drop in). If you get a bingo you will get 5 raffle tickets. If you can complete the card, you’ll receive a whopping 10 additional tickets!

We’ll have weekly drawings each Friday from July 5th through August 30th–stay tuned for the raffle prize schedule!

We’ll also have a Grand Prize drawing in early September.

Any questions? Feel free to speak with the Reference staff in person or at (978) 373-1586 x608.

Let’s get reading!

A big thank you to our sponsors for this year’s adult summer reading prizes!: A-1 Deli, Boba Tea and Snow Ice House, Casa Blanca, Goats To Go, The Tap Brewing Company, and Wicked Big Cafe.

Beanstack

Sign up for summer reading virtually!

Booklists

Booklists to inspire your reading!

Adult Programming

Participate in library events!

Summer Reading 2024 Adult Reading List

Big thanks to our supporters!

Summer Reading Blog Posts

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The Reappearance of Rachel Price

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