June 15 - August 10

We are pleased to announce our newest Summer Reading Challenge! Designed for all ages, the theme of this year’s challenge is “Read, Renew, Repeat.” Featuring conservation, the theme focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity. All three programs — for children, teens and adults— begin Saturday, June 15.

Children: Kids can log the total number of minutes read on Beanstack, or by stopping by the library for a paper log. Participants that read a minimum of 3 hours will receive a book & cool prizes for reading. Each hour logged will also earn a badge for one raffle ticket, up to ten hours. The more tickets earned, the more chances for special prizes!

Teens: Teens entering grades 6 - 12 can read a book and write a short book review on Beanstack to earn prizes including a new book, a Rice Fruit Farm ice cream coupon, and a Starbucks reusable cup. In addition, each logged book with a review will earn a raffle ticket for chances to win an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet, LEGO sets, gift cards, and more! Up to eight book reviews will be accepted per person.

Adults: Adults ages 18+ can read books and log them on Beanstack with a short review. Each book with a review will earn one raffle ticket, up to eight tickets per person. As you earn each ticket, enter them into your choice of prizes including an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, gift cards, games, and more. Participants who prefer to complete paper reviews can stop by the library for a form.

Get started by visiting the library, or by registering online via Beanstack. For the tech-savvy readers, we recommend downloading the Beanstack Tracker app. All reading logs, reviews, and raffle tickets must be submitted by Saturday, August 10 at midnight. Children and teens can pick up non-raffle items starting Tuesday, July 30. Raffle winners will be announced starting Tuesday, August 20.

Let's get reading and have fun!

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, MBLC, the Wilbraham Friends of the Library, the Wilbraham Cultural Council, along with partnerships with Pathways for Parents & One Book One Community, and donations from Rice Fruit Farm, Starbucks of Wilbraham, Texas Roadhouse, LUSO, and Interskate 91.