2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Thursday, June 1 – Monday, July 31

Track your progress

The library's Summer Reading Challenge is better together. 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 a free book and one ticket toward a prize pack. Babies, kids and teens 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 infants to adults.

See the Prize Packs


Get your game board

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 a game board or a traditional reading log.

All Ages Game Board Infant to Pre-K Game Board

Traditional Reading Log

Clues are just a hop, skip and a jump to each community branch 

There are four full-service community branches in Christian County! Visit all library  locations in Clever, Nixa, Ozark and Sparta to complete a special scavenger hunt and earn points toward prize packs. 

Library Scavenger Hunt

Choose events to attend

There is more to explore all summer long with in-person events. There is something happening every week and for all ages. Attending events earns bonus points, which means a better chance of winning a prize pack! 

Virtual Event Calendar 


Project Birthday Bag Drive

We are collecting donations all summer long to help those in need. This year we are partnering with Project Birthday Bag, a non-profit that provides birthday materials to underprivileged children and their parents. Each donation earns points and puts a smile on a child's face. Stop by or call a library branch for more information. 

  • Blocks
  • Board games
  • Coloring books
  • $10 gift cards
  • Party plates and napkins
  • Other gifts