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Summer Reading 2024 : Read Renew Repeat

Summer Reading is here again, so go to beanstack to register and log your reading!

We have reading programs no matter what your age!


Paper reading logs can be picked up and turned in to the Children’s Desk for the Children’s Reading Programs, or the Adult Reference Desk for the Adult & Teen/Tween Programs!

*Preregistration opens for all Summer Reading Specific Programs on Monday, May 20th, 2024.
Logging will begin on June 25th!
Logging for ALL PROGAMS ends Sunday August 18th!


Summer Reading For Kids

Children (ages 0-12) log MINUTES read or listened to through Beanstack (needhamma.beanstack.org) OR pick up a paper log. Once you register – come on in to the library for a FREE book from the
Friends of the Needham Public Library
Free Book Cart!

When you get to 8 hours logged, come back to the library for a halfway prize that is pretty sweet!

When you get to 16 hours, you’ll be entered into the grand prize drawings!

But keep reading, because this year we are also doing a school wide competition! For every hour you read, you’ll earn a ticket to put in your school’s jar- the school with the most hours read per student will win the Reading Trophy!


Summer Reading for Tweens and Teens!

Text at top of square image reads "Read, Renew" while the word "Repeat" falls down the side of the image. Image is of a fuzzy brown sea otter laying on its back clasping its paws together.

Young adults in middle and high school (ages 12 – 18) can earn entries into end of summer Grand Prize Drawings and Spins on a Prize Wheel throughout the summer by logging MINUTES read or listened to by Paper Bookshelf Tracking sheet!  To be eligible for prizes, participants must be registered in Beanstack, sign up online here: needhamma.beanstack.org. Once you register – come on in to the library and up to the Reference Desk for a FREE book from the Friends of the Needham Public Library Free Book Cart or Bookshop! Every 15 minutes of time read will get you closer to a spin on the prize wheel in the Library at the Reference Desk and another entry into the grand prize drawing!  After reaching different milestones: 6 Hours, 12 Hours, 18.25 Hours, and 25 Hours read you’ll get a spin, and every additional 7 hours after that you’ll get another!  This summer, the Prize wheel will be in rotation – each week with something a little different! Some weeks with gift cards to your favorite local establishments, some weeks candy, some weeks a mix of these and more! – You’ll have to read to find out!

For every spin, fill out a form and enter it into the Grand Prize Drawing of your choice. At the end of the summer at our End of Summer Ice Cream Party on Tuesday, August 20th – we’ll be drawing names! Questions? Email our Young Adult Librarian, Erin at neeya (@) minlib.net.

Young Adult Summer Reading Prizes

Grand Prizes Include: $25 Gift Cards to Your Favorite Places (or your choosing), a Sports Package, Squishmallows, a Journaling Kit, and a (Sur)Prize (a mystery box with prize inside)!

(you know you want to participate in the summer reading program – you need to do the reading for school anyway, so why not earn something while you’re at it?)


Summer Reading for Adults (ages 18+)

Read Away the Summer!

Looking for some extra motivation to read that 400 + page book? Looking to be inspired by new genres or alternate formats (Books on CD, Playaway, or digitally through hoopla or Libby)? How about checking out one of our film databases like Kanopy? Look no further! The challenge of a Summer Reading Bingo Board can help you narrow down, cross things off that checklist, and win PRIZES!

To participate in our 2024 Adult Summer Reading Program (for ages 18+) follow these easy steps:

1. Sign up online at needhamma.beanstack.org

2. Come to the Reference Desk for a coupon for a FREE book from the Friends of the Needham Public Library Bookshop!

3. Follow the prompts in the bingo squares. For every activity logged in Beanstack you get a digital raffle ticket. Get Bingo (aka complete a row of 4 in any direction) and get an additional digital raffle ticket! Get another extra ticket for completing the whole board!

4. Keep filling in those rows for extra chances to win weekly prizes and to be entered in the grand prize drawing!

Adult Summer Reading Prizes

Log your activities in Beanstack throughout the summer to be entered into weekly raffle drawings for $25 gifts cards to local businesses!

Grand prize- a $100 gift card- will be drawn August 19th!