Hi Readers! Welcome to the Adult Summer Reading 2021 Challenge
. We're going to have a whale of a time this summer with a hybrid program. The challenge starts July 6 and runs through August 20
. We'll have both your standard "read and review" and some fun outdoor programs (activities). You can earn badges on Beanstack for reading books and submitting reviews, attending our special outdoor activities, and participating in our Community Story Walk
. As you earn badges you will receive virtual tickets that you can submit for three prize drawings. There will be six weeks to log your books and four activities to attend, which means you will have plenty of opportunities to earn virtual tickets. Prizes will be gift cards for Barrington businesses such as Blue Kangaroo, Vienna Bakery, Daisy Dig'ins, and more!.
How it works: Join or rejoin Beanstack and register for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge. Read a book. Enter your book (title and author) along with a short review. You may submit up to one review per week. Each review will earn you one ticket that you can enter into the drawings. If you successfully read, review, and submit one book every week (total of six reviews), then you'll be eligible for the Completion Badge - which earns you FIVE tickets. You do not need to attend the activities to complete this challenge.
NEW THIS YEAR! You will also be able to earn tickets by coming to one (or all!) of our four outdoor activities.
Registration is required for the Adult Book Chats and the Paint & Mocktail Party. Attendees will earn one badge and additional virtual tickets for attending each event.
Be sure to visit the Kids page
and the Teens page
for their Summer Reading Challenges and activities.
Follow us on social media for up-to-date summer reading details, events, notices, book ideas, and more!
Use hashtags #TailsandTales, #SummerReading2021, and/or #Summeratthelibrary.
The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and our own Friends of Barrington Public Library.