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Lincoln City Libraries Summer Reading Challenge

May 29, 2020 ● By Lincoln City Libraries

This article is featured in Lincoln Kids Magazine Summer 2020.


First, the GOOD news! The Lincoln City Libraries Summer Reading Challenge is NOT canceled. It just may not look exactly the way it has the past few years. For the safety of our customers and our staff, we will not host any in-person events or Library Learning Times in June and July.

Now, for the REALLY GOOD news! Anyone can participate in our Summer Reading Challenge entirely online by logging reading minutes and activities for yourself and all of your family members. You can do this using your home computer or through the convenient Beanstack Tracker app on your phone or mobile device.

The Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1st. Register by logging into your Beanstack account. If you need to create an account, it’s fast and easy to do by following the steps on the Beanstack landing page on the library website,

Even if our buildings are still closed, our staff will be inside working and will be happy to set up an account by phone, retrieve your user name, or reset a password if you encounter any problems. 

As in past years, readers of all ages that complete the challenge will earn coupons from our generous sponsors for things like free food, fun activities, discounts on books, and other treats.

This summer you can also earn tickets for logging your reading and activities. You can put all of your tickets in one prize package or spread them out over several prizes. Here are the gift certificate prize sets available:

$50 Champions / $50 Valentino’s / $20 Francie & Finch

$50 Adventure Golf / $50 Ivanna Cone / $20 Francie & Finch

$50 Escape Room / $50 Southpointe / $20 Francie & Finch

$50 The Bay / $50 iTunes / $20 Francie & Finch

$50 Campbell’s Nursery / $50 Joann Fabric & Craft / $20 Francie & Finch

$50 Bike Rack / $50 The Mill / $20 Francie & Finch

We know many parents and kids love our paper booklets and stickers, and those will be available the first week of June. Just remember, even if you are using our paper booklets, you still need to be registered in Beanstack.

This summer we are encouraging youth and their families to read books from the 2020 edition of our Top 100 Novels for Youth list. This list is a diverse collection of classics, modern favorites, and award winners. This list can be accessed on the FAQ page for the Summer Reading Challenge on our website.

We’ll continue to provide virtual Toddler Time and Preschool Storytime live every day starting at 9:30 am on Facebook. We are also offering a book bundle service. Our staff can create bags of five to ten books on any subject or pull a few books by your favorite author. Email [email protected] or call in your request, give us some time to gather your items, and we’ll give you a call when your bundle is ready for pick-up!

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