2019 Summer Learning Challenge

York County Library Summer Learning Challenge

June 3 - July 26, 2019 • Register Online Now

Register for our summer learning challenges at any York County Library branch, the Bookmobile, or online! Online participants can use Beanstack, a fun, interactive service for all ages, that gives you digital badges and incentives as you progress, and even optional book recommendations by email! See the FAQ for details. Read more about each challenge below, and don't forget our fun summer events!

If you previously registered with Beanstack for last year's challenge, you do not need to re-register. Simply sign in to your account to begin the new challenge.

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How the Summer Learning Challenge Works

Tiny Tots Early Literacy Challenge: Ages 0-3

Participate with your baby online or use an activity sheet to complete and record 20 activities from June 3 - July 26. They'll receive:

  • A board book, certificate, and bath toy

  • A chance to win a $50 Books-A-Million gift card, plush rocket, chunky space puzzle, mini astronaut, board book, and a coupon for free admission to the Culture & Heritage Museums. Receive one entry for every 20 activities completed!*

Children's Learning Challenge: Ages 3-11

From June 3 - July 26, children can participate online or use a reading record (available at any library branch) to complete and record 10 hours of reading and receive:


  • A Summer Learning Challenge medal, certificate, space shuttle glider, and sponsor coupons (while supplies last)

  • A chance to win a $50 Books-A-Million gift card, plus a constellation flashlight, mini astronaut, drawstring book bag, and additional incentives from sponsors!*

Enter again for additional prizes, and enjoy our FREE weekly programs in June and July! 

Teen Learning Challenge: Ages 11-18    

Beginning June 3, students ages 11-18 can use a teen reading record or track their progress online. Log all 15 hours of reading online or turn in your completed reading record by July 26 to receive a $5 gift card to a local business and, for every 15 hours you complete, you'll also receive:


  • A tech wallet/phone stand* (second completion only)

  • A chance to win a $100 gift card and two free one-hour passes to Adventure Air Sports in Rock Hill

  • A chance to win a two-hour birthday party package for up to 10 people to Adventure Air Sports in Rock Hill

Enter up to five times to increase your odds! You're also invited to our free, fun events, some of which require registration.

Adult Learning Challenge: Ages 18 & Up   

Adults can join in the summer fun! Beginning June 3, use your online account or pick up an entry form and read for at least 20 hours. Books, e-books, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines all count, as well as books you read to others. Log your hours or submit your completed form to your nearest library branch by July 26 to receive a tote bag and a chance to win a new tablet! Enter multiple times to increase your odds! Read up to 100 hours!*

You're also invited to our free programs for adults! Some events require registration; see the Events Calendar for more information.

*Prizes may be substituted as necessary and are available only while supplies last.

Project Outcome Survey

We Need Your Feedback!

Let us know how we're doing! Take a brief survey about the Summer Reading Challenge for "Project Outcome," a collaborative effort with the Public Library Association. Please choose based on your participation in our Challenge:

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