2021 Summer Reading Challenge

Friday, May 14 – Saturday, August 7

Track your progress

Go wild with the library's Summer Reading Challenge. Rack up points by reading, completing activities and writing book reviews on Beanstack! Download the Beanstack App on the App Store or Google Play. Need help? Click here to get in touch.


Earn points & win prizes

Reaching 500 points earns participants, of all ages, prizes and library
loot including a free book — and if you're lucky, maybe a Prize Pack too! Kids and Teens will also receive a Reading Rewards Coupon Book featuring local treats and family activities.

Click below to learn how to earn and use those points to improve your chances to win fantastic library loot on Beanstack. There are prizes for all ages, from babies to adults.

See the Prize Packs


Get your gameboard

It’s easy to keep track of all your reading and activities online with Beanstack, but if you'd rather track on paper as you go — or you want something to stick on the fridge — print out this coloring sheet gameboard or a traditional reading log.

Coloring Sheet Gameboard Traditional Reading Log

Go on a Library Safari

There are now four full-service community branches in Christian County! Visit all library  locations in Clever, Nixa, Ozark and Sparta to complete a special Safari Scavenger Hunt and earn points towards Prize Packs. 

Library Safari Scavenger Hunt


Choose events to attend

There is more to explore all summer long online with fun virtual events and activities for all ages. Attending virtual events earns bonus points, which means a better chance of winning a prize pack! 

Virtual Event Calendar New to Virtual Events?


Animal shelter donation drive

We are collecting donations all summer long for local animal shelters to help those with tails. Your donation earns points towards Prize Packs. Stop by or call your closest Community Branch for more information.

  • Dog food (dry, canned, Purina Dog Chow or Puppy Chow)
  • Cat food (dry, paté canned food, or kitten food)
  • Cat litter (non-clumping)
  • Collars (extra small for kittens), harnesses, and leashes
  • Hard chew bones
  • Durable/washable toys (Kong brand is preferred)
  • Interactive/puzzle pet toys
  • Fleece blankets
  • Washable throw rugs/bath rugs
  • Ziploc bags
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Dawn dish detergent
  • Liquid laundry soap
  • Bleach
  • ​39 or 55 gallon trash bags