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Program: 2022 Summer Reading: Home

Ridgefield Library's All Ages Summer Reading Challege with Beanstack

Summer Reading: June 24-August 27, 2022

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Pre-Readers, Ages 0-5 with an Adult

This simplified reading challenge allows prereaders and their adult to earn badges and rewards by reading and logging at least 15 minutes a day, for week-long reading streaks, completing activities, submitting book reviews, and attending select programs.

Read & Record

Read and log at least 15 minutes each day to earn your badges! Badges are for every 10 days you read!


Complete the Storywalk for an extra prize!


You are automatically entered into the weekly raffle if you read and log for seven days in a row!


  • Registration: Lanyard, registration badge
  • 10 Days: Oceans of Possibilities Poster
  • 20 Days: Deborah Ann's Ice Cream Coupon
  • 30 Days: Friends of the Ridgefield LIbrary Book Sale Coupon
  • 40 Days: Toy Chest coupon
  • 50 Days: Name in a book in the Lodewick Children's Library

Grades K-6

Earn points towards badges by reading & logging, completing activities, attending select events, and writing book reviews. Completed badges earn you reading rewards and raffle tickets.

Read & Record

Read and record your minutes read in Beanstack. You can read any book, magazine, or audiobook. Being read to counts! Every minute you read = 1 point toward your badges and rewards!


Earn raffle tickets and points towards your Point Badges by completing activities available in your Beanstack challenge. This includes the Storywalk!


As you complete activities and badges, you will earn raffle tickets! You can choose which raffles you want to enter on Beanstack. There are 18 prizes that will be raffled off this summer.


  • Registration: Lanyard, registration badge
  • 150 points: Oceans of Possibilities Poster
  • 300 points: Deborah Ann's Ice Cream Coupon
  • 600 points: Friends of the Ridgefield LIbrary Book Sale Coupon
  • 1000 points: Toy Chest coupon
  • 1500 points: Name in a book in the Lodewick Children's Library

Teens, Grades 6-12

Earn badges, incentives and raffle entries for reading and logging books!

Read & Record

Read and log your books to earn your badges and levelled incentives.


Earn raffle tickets by completing activities and badges.


  • 5 books for a Deborah Ann's Ice Cream Coupon
  • 8 books for a Cake Box coupon
  • 10 books for a Planet Pizza coupon


Adult, Ages 18+

Earn badges and raffle tickets by logging your reading and completing activities. All readers (Ages 21+) are invited to an End of Summer Cocktail Party on August 25, 2022.

The more you read and the more activities you complete, the more entries into the weekly raffles you will earn!

What is Beanstack?

Simple! It’s the world’s easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you’re instantly connected to your local library’s reading programs, so you’ll get credit for every minute and every page. We’ll keep all your stats for you, cheer you on while you work towards your program goals, and let you know when you’ve earned prizes. When your library’s program ends, you keep your account, and your reading history—it’s always free, and you can keep right on logging your leisure reading. When the next library program comes around, no need to re-register—just click on it, and you’re in.

How do I log my reading or activities?

In one swipe! Flip your book over and use your phone to scan the bar code on the back. Boom, you’re done. Seriously, the Beanstack mobile app makes it that easy. If you want to get fancy, you can also enter the number of pages, minutes, or hours (nice work!) that you read. If your library uses Activities, they’ll be there on your screen—just click the ones you’ve done.

Prefer to use your computer to log your reading? No problem. You can always enter your reading through your Beanstack account online, too.

How do I get the prizes I earn in Beanstack?

Every time you hit a reading milestone, you’ll win a badge—a little digital fist bump to celebrate the quality time your brain and your books have been spending together. Sometimes those milestones will come with real, actual loot from your library—we’ll let you know, so you can go in and claim your sweet reward. If your library uses a raffle system for prizes, you can even use Beanstack to choose which goodies you want your tickets to go towards.

May I add more than one reader to my account?

Of course. You can set up as many profiles as you like, for readers of any age. And if you’re a parent who reads aloud to more than one kid at a time, you can credit that reading time to multiple children’s accounts with a single click—no need to log it in separately for each of your avid listeners.

How do I update my password?

Tap that little “gear” button in the top right and hit “Edit Account.”