Summer Challenge

May 28 – July 27, 2024

Children, teens, and adults can all participate in the library’s FREE Summer Challenge at W-TCPL locations, on the Bookmobile, and through Beanstack, our online option.

This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library,” and a variety of special events throughout the summer will lead participants on a summer of wonder and new discoveries!

About the Challenge

The W-TCPL’s annual summer reading program has a fun new format this year for all ages! The Summer Challenge features activities designed to encourage reading and community exploration as participants earn points and prizes.

The Summer Challenge includes a variety of entertaining and enriching activities in four categories: Read, Discover, Visit, and Explore. Participants can choose from activities such as “Read a Western” or “Discover the delight of creating an adventure playlist or booklist” or “Visit a museum” or “Explore the water by going swimming or fishing.”

Each activity is assigned a point value, and lots of options make it easy to reach set prize levels on the way to earning 100 points and completing the Summer Challenge!

How To Participate:

Children ages 3 and older, teens, and adults all have two options that make it easy to participate in the Summer Challenge: Track your reading and activities on a paper log or through Beanstack, a convenient online option.

1. Printed Summer Challenge Log

To participate using a Summer Challenge paper log, simply stop by a W-TCPL location or visit the Bookmobile to pick up a form.

As you keep track of your activities on the form to reach each point level, stop back in the library to receive your Summer Challenge prizes!

2. Online through Beanstack

Beanstack offers a convenient option for participating in the Summer Challenge online. It is free to create a personal account in Beanstack to record reading activities, track progress, and even earn digital badges along the way. Then, just stop in at any W-TCPL location to collect your prizes!

Simply visit WTCPL.BEANSTACK.ORG to get started or download the free Beanstack Tracker app.


The Summer Challenge has 4 levels. Once you earn 25 points in each level, you can stop in to any W-TCPL location to receive your prize for that level. After you have completed all 4 levels and earned 100 points – you have completed the Summer Challenge!

Prizes include a W-TCPL water bottle, stickers, and restaurant or activity coupons (while supplies last). At Challenge completion, each participant can receive an entry ticket for a chance to win one of the Grand Prize Gift Baskets!

Whether you choose to participate online through Beanstack or on a paper log, you will need to visit any W-TCPL location or the Bookmobile to pick up your prizes! (All prizes are while supplies last.)

⭐After you register for the Summer Challenge: Receive a Registration Sticker Badge!
⭐After you earn 25 Points: Receive a Sticker Badge AND a W-TCPL Water Bottle!
⭐After you earn 50 Points: Receive a Sticker Badge AND a restaurant food coupon or a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game ticket voucher!
⭐After you earn 75 Points: Receive a Sticker Badge AND a restaurant food coupon or a Mahoning Valley Scrappers game ticket voucher!
⭐After you earn 100 Points: Hooray! You have completed the Summer Challenge! Receive a Sticker Badge, a Completion Sticker Badge, AND an entry for the Grand Prize drawing at your W-TCPL location!

Thank You

Our thanks to the Summer Challenge 2024 supporting community partners:

For Babies and Toddlers

The Tadpole Club is a Summer Reading Program specially for younger children up to age 3. Parents and caregivers can share literacy-based activities with little ones for a prize!

Pick up a Tadpole Club reading activity log at a W-TCPL location or, for the online option, visit WTCPL.BEANSTACK.ORG.

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