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Summer Reading Basics

  • You can earn tickets by completing activities, logging days read, and writing book reviews!  These tickets are used in our virtual drawings.
  • There are weekly reading raffles running for 10 weeks, with the first drawing taking place on June 19th.
  • There is a bonus early bird registration drawing for people who register by June 12th.  You are automatically entered into this drawing based on registration date.
  • The same automatic entry also applies to the grand prize drawings based on completing 30 days of reading.
  • All age groups for the SRC require 30 days of reading for completion.  Activities and book reviews do not count towards the completion badge, but will give you bonus tickets for the weekly drawings.

Summer Reading Dates

  • June 1st – August 21st
  • Minutes for the SRC (Summer Reading Challenge) only count from these dates. Anything before or after does not count.  Readers can backdate their logging at any time and it will count as though they logged that reading in real-time.  Days do not need to be consecutive, just log any 30 days into your log.

Summer Reading Ticket System for Virtual Drawings

  • 5 days read = 2 tickets earned
  • 1 activity badge (multiple activities per badge) = 2 tickets earned
  • Book review = 1 ticket earned
  • Completion badge (30 days of reading logged) = 2 tickets earned and automatic entry for Grand Prize drawing
  • Tickets are used in virtual drawings for gift cards.  Select which drawings to put your tickets in!  More hours read and activities completed = more tickets to enter into the drawings.


  • Early bird registration drawing for people who register by 6/12/20.  You are automatically entered into this drawing based on receiving the “registration” badge by the date specified.  Win a $20 gift card to Island Books!
  • We are offering weekly reading raffles for our Summer Reading Challenge.  Raffles run from 6/19 – 8/21.  You must choose which drawings to put your tickets in for these drawings.  Win gift cards to Island Books, Barnes & Noble, Newport Creamery, Flat Waves, Carmella’s Pizzeria, and more!
  • There are 2 grand prize drawings for adults, $50 gift cards to Barnes & Noble!  You are automatically entered into these drawings based on earning the “completion” badge.  Must log 30 days read to earn the completion badge!
  • At 15 days of reading, you will earn a voucher for a free book to choose from the Friends Bookstore!

Activity Badges/Tracks

Activity Tracks/Badges earn extra tickets for drawings!  They are not required for completion of the summer reading challenge, only the reading badges are required.  They are meant as a fun way to add activities to your summer and earn bonus raffle tickets!

Tickets & Prize Drawings

  • When you earn tickets for reading, completing activities, or writing reviews, you can put those tickets in the prize drawing of your choice through the Beanstack App or the Beanstack Browser on a computer.
  • Patrons must use the App or Web Browser to put their earned tickets into the drawing of their choice.
  • Tickets are not available in paper form – only in digital form.

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.