Pulaski County Library System Reading Challenge

The PCLS offers multiple reading challenges throughout the year for all ages. Please sign up for an account through Beanstack and take part in our future challenges.

By participating, you have the ability to win new books and various prizes from local organizations and businesses. Join in the excitement and join many others in the community for some fun at your library.

Sign Up

Ages 0-9

Keep track of how many days the participating child reads or someone reads to them. To complete the challenge, log 30 days in Beanstack. Note: the 30 days do not have to be in a row. Upon completion, the participant will earn a goodie bag and another free book!

Ages 10-17

Keep track of how many books the participant reads. For every book logged in Beanstack, the participant will earn a chance to enter the prize drawing of their choice. Maximum 6 entries. Also, log at least 2 books to receive another free book.

Adults - 16+

Anyone that is 16 and up can choose to participate in this program. Adult participants get a sign up prize after their initial registration and they get the chance to be entered in amazing raffles sponsored by local businesses and organizations. The adult raffles are based on how many books you read during the summer months. 1 book read = 1 raffle entered. It is super simple and a great way to get rewarded for staying caught up on your summer reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I participate in the Summer Reading Challenge?

Encouraging children and teens to read for fun during summer break helps them to avoid what is known as the “summer slide,” which is a decline in reading ability during the summer months when school is not in session. For adults, it's a great time to set a reading goal and explore new books and authors.

Do I need a library card to participate?

No! You do not need a card to participate in the program or to attend any summer events. You will, however, need a card in order to check out materials in person or online.

Who can participate in the Summer Reading Challenge?

Everyone can participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. We have options for all ages and you can select the age group that is most appropriate for you when you first create an account on Beanstack.

How do I sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge?

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge by visiting https://pclibs.beanstack.org .

I signed up on Beanstack last year, can I use the same account?

Yes! Your Beanstack account is still active and you can sign up for the new program by logging into your account. If you have forgotten your password, call the library and we can help you retrieve it.

Can I add multiple readers to my Beanstack account?

Yes! You can add multiple readers to your Beanstack account. If you are signing up for the first time, Beanstack will ask if you would like to add another reader. If you already have an account and would like to add a reader, under the Settings tab click on Add a Reader.

Is there an app for Beanstack?

Yes! There is an app for IOS and Android. The app provides an easy way to keep track of your reading progress throughout the summer.

How do I get my prizes?

Visit either branch of the Pulaski County Library System to pick up your prizes.

Do audiobooks count?