Teen Summer Reading Challenge and Prizes

Summer Reading Basics

  • Teens 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.  Teens are automatically entered into this drawing based on the registration date.
  • The same automatic entry also applies to the grand prize drawings based on completing 30 days read.
  • All age groups for the SRC require 30 days of reading completed.  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
  • Days 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.

Summer Reading Ticket System for Virtual Drawings

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

Challenges by Grade/Age

  • Teen Challenge – Grades 6 – 12 (entering 6 through 12)


  • Early bird registration drawing for people who register by 6/12/20.  You are automatically entered in this 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.  Teens must choose which drawings to put their 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 Teen (6-8 and 9-12).  Teens are automatically entered into these drawings based on earning the “completion” badge.  Must log 30 days read to earn the completion badge!  Grand prizes are $50 gift cards to Barnes & Noble!
  • At 15 days read, teens will earn a library tote bag and a free book!

Activity Badges/Tracks

Activity 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 a teen earns a ticket for every hour read, they can put that ticket in the prize drawing of their 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.

Teen Activities

Each Week there will be a new activity.  Sign-up is required online at https://middletownpubliclibraryri.org/teen-reads/  as long as supplies last.

Please check our website for updated weekly activity and Summer programming.

You’ll have the chance to make these cool things, and more:

Custom Animal Book Ends 

Totoro Plush Keychain