Reading Challenges

2022 Summer Reading Challenge

York County Public Library's 2022 Summer Reading Challenge start July 5, 2022. Opens in new window
Dive into Oceans of Possibilities with York County Public Library! Our summer reading challenge runs from July 5 to August 13, 2022. Registration opens June 28, 2022, and you can register anytime between June 28 and August 13, 2022.

Challenge Details

All ages are welcome to participate. Our community reading goal is to read 5,000 hours by or before August 13, 2022. Keep track of your reading through the library's Beanstack site or the Beanstack app. Don’t forget to visit the library to participate in all of the fantastic fun we’re planning. 


Beginning June 28, you can access the Beanstack site to register an individual or family. If you've previously enrolled in one of our reading challenges on Beanstack, log in using the same account information. If you don't remember your account information, select "Sign In" then "Forgot Your Username" or "Forgot Your Password." You can also participate through the free Beanstack Tracker app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Search for "York County Public Library" as your site and then login with your username and password.


Completion Goal: 4 hours 
Youth participants can come to the Tabb Library or Grafton Annex each week to receive a treasure chest prize. Participants will also receive free books for reaching the 2-hour and 4-hour milestones. Youth readers will earn Beanstack raffle tickets after reaching reading milestones. Tickets can be entered into a chance to win one of our prize packs at the end of the summer. 

Completion Goal: 10 hours
Adult participants who read at least 60 minutes a week will be automatically entered into our weekly gift card drawings. A winner will be drawn each Friday. Adults that read at least 10 hours during the program will win a free book. 

Library Events

Tabb Library will be offering a sea of weekly and special programs for all ages, including story times, summer science, kids Zumba, a Teen Tie Dye Party, and more. The Grafton Annex will be offering weekly preschool/elementary school take-home kits, as well as a teen take-home kit and weeklong Chalk the Walk challenge the week of July 25. Visit our online events calendar to see all of the summer fun we're offering. 

Special Programs

*Stars indicate registration is required

Suggested Weekly Reading Lists

Library staff have created suggested weekly reading lists for children and youth in preschool, elementary school, and middle/high school.  Each reading list is based on that week's theme.  All titles listed are available at your Library.

July 5-9:  Discover Treasures
Preschool        Elementary        Middle/High School

July 10-16:  Explore New Depths
Preschool        Elementary        Middle/High School

July 17-23:  Seven Seas, Infinite Stories
Preschool        Elementary        Middle/High School

July 24-30:  Our Blue Planet
Preschool        Elementary        Middle/High School

July 31 - August 6:  An Ocean of Wonders
Preschool       Elementary        Middle/High School

August 7-13:  Uncharted
Preschool        Elementary        Middle/High School


Questions about Beanstack or about this year's Summer Reading Challenge? Call Tabb Youth Services at 757-890-5110 or Tabb Reference at 757-890-5120. Follow us on  Facebook or  Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at York County Public Library.

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