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York County Library Summer Learning Challenge

June 8 – August 28, 2020 • For All Ages • Register Now

This Summer, "Imagine Your Story!"

YCL invites all ages to read with us this summer and help reach our goal to read 5 million minutes! Register for the Summer Learning Challenge online and use our fun, interactive Beanstack service. You'll earn digital badges as you progress and even get book recommendations by email! See the FAQ for details, and read more about the challenge below.

If you have registered with Beanstack during one of our previous reading challenges, you do not need to register again. Simply sign into your account to begin the new challenge. For help registering or logging time, call your local library location during curbside service.

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The Summer Learning Challenge is sponsored by

Friends of the York County Library

Project Outcome Survey

We Need Your Feedback!

If you've watched our Summer Learning Challenge videos, please let us know how we're doing! Take a brief survey for Project Outcome, a collaborative effort with the Public Library Association. Choose based on your participation:

'Imagine Your Story' Summer Learning Challenge for All Ages

How the Challenge Works

The challenge is simple: Read 10 hours and get a prize!* For every 10 hours you read (up to 50 hours), you'll earn one entry into a Grand Prize Drawing! Starting Monday, June 8, begin tracking your progress online or use a reading log. You have until August 28, so make sure all of your reading has been logged in Beanstack!

#YCLReads2020

We want to hear all the fun you're having during the Summer Learning Challenge! Tag us on Facebook (yorkcountylibrary) or Twitter (@Beamer_YCL) with the hashtag #YCLReads2020.

Prizes and Drawings

Everyone earns a prize for the first 10 hours of reading logged!*

Tiny Tots: Ages 0–3

  • Reading certificate, board book and bath toy

Children: Ages 3–11

  • Reading medal, certificate, and non-woven color-on tote with crayons

Teens: Ages 11–18

  • $5 gift card to a local business

Adults: Ages 18 & Up

  • Tote bag

All Age Groups

  • One entry into a grand prize drawing for every 10 hours of reading, up to 50 hours.*

*Prizes may be substituted as necessary and are available only while supplies last. Prizes are only awarded for the first 10 hours of reading and can be picked up through our curbside pickup service. All reading time must be logged into Beanstack to receive each entry for the grand prize drawing.

How to Log Reading

Beanstack Website

Use our Beanstack website to log in or create an account and log time for you and your family. If you have previously used our Beanstack site, you do not need to create a new account each year. If you need help resetting your password, just ask a staff member.

Beanstack Tracker App

The Beanstack Tracker App, available for both Android and Apple devices, features a handy reading timer that automatically logs your time for you, or for multiple people at the same time. When setting up the app, make sure to select York County Library (SC).

Beanstack Tracker: Alexa Skill

If you have an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, use it to log your reading with the Beanstack Tracker: Alexa Skill. You can enable this Skill by saying "Alexa, enable Beanstack Tracker" or by searching for "Beanstack Tracker" on the Alexa Skill Store. Please note that in order to use this Alexa Skill you must first have an account on our Beanstack website.

Call the Library

If you are unable to use Beanstack or need help to register or log time, call your local library location during curbside service hours.

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