Pulaski County Summer Reading Program

All children and teens who sign up will receive a free new book to keep! Just visit the Pulaski or Dublin Library to pick up your book after you register in Beanstack.

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!

2023 Summer Reading Raffle Prizes

Adult Prizes
Bike Ride for 4 at The Junction
(1) Round Disc Golf w/ Cart at Thornspring
$25.00 Draper Mercantile Gift Certificate
(1) Round Golf w/ Cart at Thornspring
(1) 2 Hour Kayak or Paddle Board Rental at Mountain to Island
(1) 2 Hour Kayak or Paddle Board Rental at Rockhouse
(1) 2 Hour Kayak or Paddle Board Rental at Gatewood
(1) One Year Virginia State Park Pass
(1) Starbucks Goody Bag
(1) Starbucks Goody Bag
Charcoal Grill/ $40.00 Food City Gift Card
(1) $10.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
(1) $10.00 Barnes and Noble Gift Card
(1) $10.00 New River Comics and Games Gift Card
(1) Free Haircut at OK Barbershop
(1) $10.00 Nagoya Gift Card
(1) $10.00 Nagoya Gift Card
(1) $10.00 Nagoya Gift Card
(1) $10.00 Nagoya Gift Card
(1) $10.00 Nagoya Gift Card
4 River Turtles Tickets with T-Shirt Pack
Raffle Options for Tween & Teen Summer Reading Challenge
Skateboard from NRV Boardshop
(1) $15 in gift certificates for Nagoya Sushi in Radford
(1) $25 gift card to Target
Two free horseback riding lessons for Shadow Ranch in Pulaski
(2) $20 tokens for Appalachian Gem and Gold Mine in Draper
Anime Gift Basket
Role-Playing Games Gift Basket
Art Supplies Gift Basket
Cozy Reader Gift Basket, including (1) $25 gift card for Barnes and Noble
Airplane Ride over Pulaski County
Prize for Children’s Summer Reading Challenge
Goodie bag and free book for logging 30 days of reading in Beanstack

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?