Read for the Stars!
Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

Read for the Stars! title, starry sky

May 15–August 15, 2024
For adults

Sign up!

Earn a reward every time you read for 2 hours! Track your reading online using the Beanstack app. The tickets you earn can be applied toward winning a Grand Prize Gift Basket (up to $330 value). You can earn additional tickets by attending library events and by completing the challenge. (When you log your reading online, you’ll have a chance to earn 25+ tickets!)

Complete the challenge online by earning any 5 badges:
• Log your reading (1 badge for 2 hours of reading)
• Attend library events (1 badge for attending up to 3 events)

2 hours = 5 tickets
4 hours = 5 tickets
6 hours = 5 tickets
8 hours = 5 tickets
10 hours = 5 tickets

• Attend a library event! = 1 ticket


• Tech Gift Basket ($275 value) – Celestron 80 mm Travel Telescope, Lego set: Planet Earth and Moon in Orbit, Turn Left at Orion: Hundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope—and How to Find Them by Guy Consolmago, and The Night Sky rotating star finder.

• Night In Gift Basket ($265 value) – Solar System 3D puzzle, camping hammock, Glowing Moon Lamp, National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Night Sky by Andrew Fazes (book), constellation mug, tea from Walnut Street Tea Company, coffee from Columbia Street Roasters, and glow-in-the-dark stars.

• Night Out Gift Basket ($330 value) – $150 gift card for Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, $75 gift card for Watson’s Shack and Rail restaurant, Staerkel Planetarium one-year family pass, and 100 Things to See in the Night Sky by Dean Regas.

Grand prizes are available when you log your reading online. Winners will be selected in September. Questions or need assistance logging your reading? We can help!

You can also download a paper reading log to track your reading at home.

Happy Reading!

Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


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