Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Registration Opens June 1st! To get started, click      or download the Beanstack App!

NOTE:  If you already have an Individual Account with Beanstack from last year (your own account, not your family’s Kids Summer Reading account), all you need to do is log into your individual account and update your info to register!  If you were in the Kids Summer Reading Challenge last year, you must create a new, individual account (separate from your family’s account) to participate in the Teen Summer Reading Challenge.

  1. Fill in the required information, and select “Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2023” when prompted.
  2. Read any book you’d like – printed books, eBooks, comics, graphic novels, even audiobooks.
  3. Log your books in Beanstack, and write quick “30-Character or More Reviews” of what you’ve read.
  4. For each book review, get an eTicket and enter a raffle for one of our fabulous prizes!
  5. The more books you read & review, the more raffle tickets you get, and the greater your chances of WINNING!

Summer Reading Challenge FAQs:

How old do I have to be to join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge?

The Teen Summer Reading Challenge accepts participants based on their grade, not age.  The Challenge is for anyone entering grades 7-12; so long as you will be in Grade 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12 in September of 2023, you are welcome to join the Challenge!  Teenagers who have graduated 12th grade cannot join the Teen Summer Reading Challenge, but are welcome to register for any Adult programs offered over the summer!

What can I read for the Teen Summer Reading Program?

Read any book you want – paper books, eBooks, comics, graphic novels, even audiobooks count!  If you’d like suggestions of some titles, check out the book recommendations on Beanstack, the Book Lists on the Emma Clark Teen Page, or ask the librarians at the library for some help!

How do I earn Raffle Tickets?

It’s simple; all you need to do is write a very brief review (30 characters or more) of the book you’ve read, and enter it into Beanstack.  To enter the review:

  1. Enter the books you’ve read one at a time into the reading log, and click “yes” when prompted to write a review.
  2. Reviews must be at least 30 characters long (which is only a few words) to earn a raffle ticket.
  3. Completed reviews instantly earn raffle tickets, which you can immediately enter into the prizes online.

All raffles are drawn at the end of the program; tickets are accepted up until 11:59pm August 22nd, 2021.  Raffle winners will be alerted the week of August 23rd, 2021.

What if I don’t want to write reviews?

You’re not required to write reviews; however if you do not write reviews, you cannot earn raffle tickets.  Either way, it’s a nice log of all the books you’ve read this summer!

What are these “Badges” I’m earning when I write reviews?

Badges are colorful, virtual stickers you earn for every review you write, in addition to raffle tickets.  They are a fun way to keep track of all your hard work!

What’s an “Activity” in Beanstack, and why would I log it?

An “Activity” is anything you do this summer.  Logged activities do not earn more raffle tickets, but can be looked back on, like a summer journal of sorts!


Emma Clark Library would like to thank the following businesses that support the Library and our community by donating gift cards and merchandise for Kids and Teens Summer Reading raffle prizes:

Adventureland Amusement Park
American Museum of Natural History
The Argyle Theatre
Barry’s Baked Goods
The Bite Size Bake Shop
Cabo Fresh
The Cheesecake Factory
Chipotle Mexican Grill
College 101 Resource Center
Crazy Beans
Druthers Coffee
D.J.’s Clam Shack
Evolve Bank & Trust Mortgage – Janice Schweiger
Homes by Jamie Jay
Iron Ramen
Long Island Explorium
Madison’s Niche
North Shore Properties Realty – Gina Lollo
O Sole Mio Ristorante Pizzeria
Panera Bread
Paumanok Tours
Port Jefferson Cinemas
Port Jefferson Photography Club
The Rinx
Rolling Pin Bakery
Setauket Gourmet Delicatessen & Caterers
Shake Shack
Silver Stars Gymnastics
Splish Splash
S.N. and Kamal Sridhar
Staller Center for the Arts
Station Pizza
Stony Brook Pizza
Urban Air
Via Pizza
Xplore Family Fun Center