Summer Reading 2021 with Beanstack!

This year, we’re logging our reading with Beanstack, a virtual tracking platform, to earn prizes. Visit carnegielibrary.beanstack.org to create a family account, or download the app from the Apple and Google Play stores for easy logging on the go. Registration opens June 1, and you can start logging your reading June 14!

We have three different programs for different ages this year: the Kids program for ages birth – Grade 5; the Tweens & Teens program for Grade 6 – Grade 12; and the Adult program for ages 18+. Scroll down for more details!

Summer Reading 2021: Kids

for Children Birth – Grade 5

June 14 – August 14, 2021

To complete the challenge and earn a virtual raffle ticket, we ask you to read 5 books. But keep reading even after completion to continue earning raffle tickets for the chance to win great prizes—get an extra raffle ticket for every five books read!

Earn activity badges by completing ACLA Bingo Cards. Each week will have a new card full of fun activities and programs! Stop by the library to pick up a print Bingo card, or find them online at aclavirtuallearningprograms.org/#bingo starting June 14.

Once you’ve registered, stop by the library for a free book to keep and coupons to local businesses. (Prefer curbside? Give us a call and we’ll put them out for you!) Don’t forget to enter those virtual raffle tickets in the drawing to win one of our five grand prizes:

  • Set of 4 Melissa & Doug Wild Animals Hand Puppets
  • Play-Doh Shape & Learn Letters & Language Set
  • Set of 3 Walkie Talkies
  • Stomp Rockets Dueling Rockets
  • 2 Lego animal sets

Here at the library, we support all kinds of reading, from picture books to middle grade books, graphic novels to audiobooks, seek-and-find books to cereal boxes. Whether you read it yourself or someone reads it to you, count it! Happy reading!

Summer Reading 2021: Tweens & Teens

for Grade 6 – Grade 12

June 14 – August 14, 2021

To complete the challenge and earn a virtual raffle ticket, we ask you to read 3 books. But keep reading even after completion to continue earning raffle tickets for the chance to win great prizes—get an extra raffle ticket for every three books read!

Earn activity badges and more virtual raffle tickets by attending library programs, completing challenges, and exploring your community. Check out our website at ccmellorlibrary.org for a full list of library programs happening this summer.

Once you’ve registered, stop by the library for a free book to keep and coupons to local businesses. (Prefer curbside? Give us a call and we’ll put them out for you!) Don’t forget to enter those virtual raffle tickets in the drawing to win one of our two grand prizes:

  • $25 Target Gift Card
  • $25 Amazon Gift Card

Be creative with what counts as a ‘book.’ Audiobooks, podcasts, magazines, news articles, webcomics, etc. are all reading, and we want you to count that! Use your best judgement to decide when you’ve read enough non-books for it to count as a book. Be honest with yourself, and trust your gut. Happy reading!

Summer Reading 2021: Adults

for Ages 18+

June 14 – August 14, 2021

To complete the challenge and earn a virtual raffle ticket, we ask you to read a book. But keep reading even after completion to continue earning raffle tickets for the chance to win great prizes—get an extra raffle ticket for every book you read!

Don’t forget to enter those virtual raffle tickets in the drawing to win one of our three grand prizes:

  • Coffee Lovers’ Prize Basket
  • Book Lovers’ Prize Basket
  • 2 Tickets to the Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures Series

Here at the library, we support all reading, so be creative with what counts as a ‘book.’ Audiobooks, podcasts, magazines, news articles, webcomics, etc. are all reading, and we want you to count that! Use your best judgement to decide when you’ve read enough non-books for it to count as a book. Be honest with yourself, and trust your gut.

Happy reading!