Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Reading 2024

When?

May 15 to August 15

Log reading, complete activity badges, write reviews, and more to rack up points. Spend those points for cool raffle prizes for all ages!

Where?

Use Beanstack, our reading challenge online platform, or ask the Adult or Youth service desk at your local library branch for a paper log. Library staff can help you set up an online account, too.

Summer Reading Point Guide

Children & Teens Program: 1 minute of reading = 1 point earned

Adult Program: 1 book = 300 points

Completed activities for all programs:

  • 25 points for a standard activity
  • 35 points for a big activity

Reviews for all programs: 50 points

Completed challenge for all programs: 2,000 points

You can earn over 2,500 points in the challenge, but you will not earn anymore tickets for prizes.

Grand Prize Drawings: How many spendable tickets does each badge earn?

Receive tickets for grand prizes when you earn badges. Spend these tickets in any way you wish! The more tickets you spend on a prize, the greater your chance of winning.

Registration Badge: 10 tickets

Completed Challenge Badge: 50 tickets

150 Points Badge: 10 tickets

300 Points Badge: 30 tickets

500 Points Badge: 50 tickets

1000 Points Badge: 75 tickets

1500 Points Badge: 100 tickets

2000 Points Badge: 200 tickets

2500 Points Badge:  200 tickets

All Activity Badges: 25 tickets

Review Badge: 5 tickets

Grand Prize Prizes for Adults

1 Best of #BookTok Book Bag
1 Cozy Mysteries Book Bag
1 Food & Travel Book Bag
1 Grab Book Bag
1 Large Print & Audio Book Bag
1 Literary Fiction Book Bag
1 Romantic Reads Book Bag
1 SciFi & Fantasy Book Bag
1 Summer Adventure Book Bag
1 Thrills & Chills Book Bag

Grand Prizes for Teens

1 Braille Book Bundle
1 Dramatic Fiction Book Bundle
1 Fantasy Fiction Book Bundle
1 Romance Fiction Book Bundle
1 Science Fiction, Dystopian, & Adventure Book Bundle

Grand Prizes for Children

1 Board Book Bundle
1 Braille Book Bundle
1 Grades K-3 Book Bundle
1 Grades 3-5 Book Bundle
1 Grades 5-7 Book Bundle
1 Graphic Novel Book Bundle
1 Nonfiction Book Bundle

Completion Prize for Adults

Get a mini notebook & pen set when you complete the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. Pick up at your local library's Adult Services desk.

Additional Prizes for Children & Teens

150 Points Milestone Tag
300 Points Milestone Tag
500 Points Milestone Tag
1,000 Points Book & Milestone Tag
1,500 Points Milestone Tag
2,000 Points (Completed Challenge) Book & Milestone Tag

All-Ages Activity Badges

Adventure Begins at the Library

Summer Vibes Only

We Recommend

Librarypoint Scavenger Hunt

Children's Program Activity Badges (Ages 0-5)

Beach Explorer

To Infinity, and Beyond!

Music & Art Exploration

Around the World

Reading Recommendations for Children Ages 0-5

Pirates, Ho!

A good ship, a fine crew, a pet parrot, and we're ready to sail. Come aboard for some high sea adventure, mate!

Space Voyager

To infinity, and beyond! Check out one of these books about space for your little astronaut.

Colors Are Fun!

Noticing all the colors and learning their names is fun and beautiful way to interact with the world.

Children's Program Activity Badges (Grades K-5)

Exploration Awaits

Destination - Your Hometown!

Discovery Through S.T.E.M.

Worldly Travels

Teen Program Activity Badges

Totally Terrific Teen Technology

Read Around This Summer

Graphic Novels are Real Books, Too!

Travel Through the Pages

Adult Program Activity Badges

Explore Around You

Become an Artist or Artisan

Learn, Discover, & Create!

Relax with a Good Book

Summer Events

Join the Fun all Summer Long

Join the Fun

Gardening Workshops

Save the Pollinator Flower Show

Aug 20th | 12:00am - Aug 21st | 12:00am
Grow a pollinator flower, and enter a show for fun! All are invited to come see the flowers on display.

Summer Movie Matinees

Behind the Page

Lafayette 200 Events

Various Dates & Times
Throughout 2024–2025, Fredericksburg will host educational programming to commemorate the Bicentennial of Lafayette’s return to America.

Tech Things

LEGO Building Challenges

Various Dates & Times
Various Branches

Hour of Code

Various Dates & Times
Various Branches