Discover Your Summer: Read and Win Prizes!

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

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, watch the 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.

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.


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