Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

Join the Summer Reading Club for kids, teens, and adults at Springfield City Library! | All Ages

Note, 5/3/24: Please excuse missing info on this page! We are adding information about this year’s summer reading club as it becomes available.

Summer Reading Challenge: June 17 to August 24, 2024
This summer, join the Discover Your Summer Reading Club to read, get rewards, enter the raffle for prizes, and more!
  • Read for at least 20 minutes a day
  • Track your reading, and earn rewards at the 10, 20, and 30 days
  • Check this page for more info! Learn how to participate and what prizes will be available.

Log Your Reading with Beanstack!

You can find the library’s online Summer Reading challenge on Beanstack. With Beanstack, you can track your reading minutes, write book reviews, and participate in fun activities to earn digital raffle tickets and badges!

Visit Beanstack on a computer or laptop
Download Beanstack Tracker in the google play store
Download Beanstack Tracker in the Apple App Store

If you need help, try a Beanstack tutorial or ask a librarian

What Counts As Reading?

Books • Magazines • Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga • Audiobooks • E-books • Online Articles • Gaming Manuals • Cereal Boxes • Street Signs • As a Family • During Storytimes • To Pets and Toys • And more!

If you prefer to log your reading on paper, you can pick up your paper reading log at any library location or download and print your own from the links below. (awaiting final logs 5/17/24)

Kickoff Parties

Kids and Teens

Most library locations are hosting a kickoff party for kids and teens, so stop by your favorite branch! You can register to participate in the Summer Reading Club and play games, make crafts, and have tasty refreshments.

Adult Ice Cream Social

The kickoff party for adults is at the Mason Square Branch at 5:30pm on June 27th.

Have a sundae from Friendly’s, and enjoy a librarian performing a storytime for adults. Enter a raffle to win prizes, and get a free new book when you sign up for the Summer Reading Club.

Don’t miss this fun event – for grownups only!

This event is made possible by a generous donation of ice cream from Friendly’s on Boston Road.

Friendly's Ice Cream logo

Events & Activities

You can visit your nearest library location any day to get a take-and-make activity, do a drop-in craft, or participate in a scavenger hunt! There are many events happening all summer long.

Prizes

After logging reading, participants will earn incentive prizes for reading:

  • 10 Days
    • Treasure Box (Kids and Teens)
    • Virtual raffle entry to your choice of grand prizes (Adults)
  • 20 Days
    • Treasure Box & Invitation to the free Skating Party on August 19 (Kids and Teens)
    • Virtual raffle entry to your choice of grand prizes (Adults)
  • 30 Days
    • Treasure Box, Completion Prize & Virtual Raffle Entry (Kids and Teens)
    • Completion Prize & Virtual Raffle Entry to your choice of grand prizes (Adults)

Children’s Prizes

Teen Prizes

Adult prizes

Completion prize: Choose between a beach mat or a baseball cap

Grand prize: Distribute your virtual raffle tickets for your choice of three special gift certificates.

  • Four passes to the Big E, plus a cream puff pass
  • 2nd prize TBD
  • 3rd prize TBD

Summer Reading Club – Thank you!

Thank you for participating in our 2023 Discover Your Summer Reading Challenge. Check out a list of our winners!

We challenged you to read 20 minutes a day from June 20-August 26, and whether you made time to read for one day or every day, it’s an accomplishment worth celebrating!

Every participant who completed the challenge was entered into a drawing for their age group. Here are this year’s winners:

Young Children

Mike G., Nathanael W., and Syracuse P. each won an Elmo book and plush toy.

Kids

Marika B., Julian W., and Harper M. each won a LEGO set.

TEENs

Serenity M., Jacob H., and Enya E. each won a gift card.

ADULTs

Jim W., Eileen M., and Ziona Y each won a gift card for groceries.

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you all for participating!

2021 School Summer Reading Lists

2021 Springfield, Massachusetts area school summer reading lists.

Academy Hill School, Springfield MA

2021 Summer Reading Assignments

Central High School, Springfield MA

AP Summer Assignments

Chicopee Comprehensive High School

2021 Reading Lists

Hampden Charter School of Science, Chicopee MA

Summer of Words 2021

Minnechaug Regional High School, Wilbraham, MA

Chaug Summer Reading

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, South Hadley MA

(not yet available)

Pope Francis High School, Springfield MA

Summer Reading List 2021 – Freshman
Summer Reading List 2021 – Sophomore
Summer Reading List 2021 – Junior
Summer Reading List 2021 – Senior

Springfield Public Schools, Springfield MA

Springfield Public Schools High School 2021 Summer Reading Lists
Springfield Public Schools Middle School 2021 Summer Reading Lists

St Michael’s Academy, Springfield MA

2021 Summer Reading

2020 School Summer Reading Lists

2020 Springfield area school summer reading lists.

2019 School Summer Reading Lists Image

Academy Hill School, Springfield MA

2020 Summer Reading Assignments

Central High School, Springfield MA

AP Summer Assignments

Chicopee Comprehensive High School

2020 Reading Lists

Hampden Charter School of Science, Chicopee MA

Summer Reading

Minnechaug Regional High School, Wilbraham, MA

2020 Minnechaug summer reading choices

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, South Hadley MA

(not yet available)

Pope Francis High School, Springfield MA

Summer Reading List 2020 – Freshman
Summer Reading List 2020 – Sophomore
Summer Reading List 2020 – Junior
Summer Reading List 2020 – Senior

Springfield Public Schools, Springfield MA

Summer Exploration 2020

St Michael’s Academy, Springfield MA

2020 Summer Work

Descubra su verano: ¡lea y gane premios!

¡Únase al Club de Lectura del Verano 2021 para niñxs, adolescentes y adultxs en la Biblioteca de Springfield!

Este verano, del 14 de junio al 14 de agosto del 2021, ¡únase a nuestro club de lectura Descubra Su Verano para leer y obtener recompensas, y participar en sorteos de premios!

¡Este año ofrecemos tanto el registro de lectura en papel, como la opción de jugar en línea usando Beanstack! Entre en https://springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org a partir del 14 de junio. ¡Vea estas instrucciones para Beanstack!

Niñas, niños, y niñxs de 0-5 años

  • ¡Leerle a un(a) niñx todos los días le ayuda a convertirse en LECTOR(A)!
  • Coloreen un círculo por cada día que lean juntos.
  • Complete 30 días de lectura y la biblioteca le pedirá un libro de su elección – simplemente llene el formulario en la parte posterior de su registro y entréguelo en su biblioteca más cercana.

Niñxs, adolescentes y adultxs

  • ¡Lea todos los días!
  • Lea al menos 20 minutos al día, luego coloree o seleccione un círculo.
  • Complete 30 días de lectura y la biblioteca le pedirá un libro de su elección – simplemente llene el formulario en la parte posterior de su registro y entréguelo en su biblioteca más cercana.

¿Qué cuenta como lectura?

Libros • Revistas • Novelas gráficas, cómics y manga • Audiolibros • Libros electrónicos • Artículos en línea • Manuales de videojuegos • Leer en familia • Asistir a la Hora de Cuentos • Leerles a sus mascotas y juguetes • ¡Y más!

¡Lea, escriba y gane!

  • Para niñes, adolescentes y adultos, escriba una reseña de cada libro que haya leído, envíela a un/a bibliotecario/a y gane un boleto para el sorteo por cada reseña escrita.
  • Entregue su registro y reseña(s) en persona, o hágalo digitalmente con Beanstack en https://springfieldlibrary.beanstack.org a partir del 14 de junio.
  • ¡Los premios del sorteo incluyen una Nintendo Switch Lite con caja y juego!

Nintendo Switch Lite and case and Minecraft Game

¡Y hay más!

Obtenga su registro de lectura

¡Puede recoger su registro de lectura en la Recogida en la Acera o descargar e imprimirlo a continuación!

Reading Log 2021 – haga clic para descargar (inglés)

Registro de Lectura 2021 – haga clic para descargar (Español)