Reading Challenges

Online Reading Challenges for All Ages

Sign up on Beanstack to participate in any current challenges.


The Great Reading Race Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading the Great Reading Race

June 1 – July 31, 2021

Join the summer reading challenge for all ages starting June 1!

For Kids

  • Read 15 hours to win a $10 Learning Express gift card and other fun prizes available beginning July 1.
  • For ages 0-11.
  • Prefer Paper? Print a log here or pick one up in the Children’s Department.

For Teens & Adults

  • Read 15 hours to win a Great Reading Race enamel pin! Prize pickup starts July 1.
  • For ages 12 and up.

10 to Try Annual Reading Challenge

March 1 – December 31, 2021

Allow us to treat you to 10 different genres and topics! For adults and teens (ages 12 & up).

How It Works

  • Read books on 10 different themes anytime between March 1 – December 31.
  • Enjoy a book of your choice within each topic or click a badge in the challenge to select a title from reading lists curated by our librarians.
  • Complete 10 books and pick up your free 10 to Try tote bag! Prizes available until January 7, 2022 at the Information Desk.

Sign Up

On a computer?

On a tablet or mobile device?

  • Download the Beanstack app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
  • Search for "Ela Area Public Library."
  • Register and select any current challenges you'd like to complete.

Multiple readers? Families can sign up together on one account.

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