Lynchburg Public Library

Summer Reading Program 2023 – Tween & Teen

Summer Reading Program for ages 10-17, June 5-August 4

Library events:

This summer, we are offering an exciting variety of in-person events for tweens and teens!
Preregistration is NOT required for these events unless otherwise indicated.

Tween & Teen Summer Reading Program (ages 10-17*)

*10-year-olds may register for either the Children’s or Tween & Teen program.

  • You’ll “level up” by reading books and using Beanstack to log the minutes you read. Your Beanstack account will allow you to earn badges, rewards, and entries into our prize drawings for the time you spend reading throughout the summer!

How Beanstack works:

  • Visit our Beanstack website or download the app from the app store on your smartphone or tablet and register for an account. You may register individually or as a family. (Prefer to track your reading on paper? You can also visit the Library anytime throughout the summer to pick up a paper log instead.)
  • Log your time spent reading.
    • Any type of reading material (print, e-book, graphic novel, audio-book, etc.) counts toward your goal.
    • Make sure to log your reading on Beanstack (or turn your paper log in to Youth Services) by August 4 to be entered into the prize drawings!
  • After every 100 minutes you read, you’ll earn a digital badge and move on to the next level. Certain levels will earn you a fun reward you can pick up at the Library! (Beanstack will notify you when this is the case.) Also, levels 8, 9, and 10 automatically enter you in our Tween & Teen prize drawings.
  • Once you’ve reached level 10, you will have completed the program! Even after you’ve finished, you can keep logging your reading to increase your odds of winning the grand prize for your age group.

Tween & Teen Rewards and Prize Drawings:

  • Level 2 reward: Free donut voucher from The Wandering Donut 2
  • Level 4 reward: Miller Park Pool pass good for up to 5 free visits
  • Level 6 reward: All Together Now bag and free book to keep

Summer Reading Prize Drawings: Tweens & Teens (ages 10-17). One Tween & Teen winner per prize level.

  • Level 8 prize drawing (1 winner): $50 Givens Books and Little Dickens gift certificate
  • Level 9 prize drawing (1 winner): One Way Out admission voucher for four
  • Level 10/Grand Prize drawing (1 winner): Nintendo Switch Lite & $20 eShop gift card
    (The more you read, even after reaching level 10, the greater your odds of winning!)

Special thanks to our Summer Reading sponsor,
The Friends of the Lynchburg Public Library!

Tween & Teen Art Show

Teen Advisory Board 

Zine Collection

Hill City Teens

  • Lynchburg Public Library
    2315 Memorial Ave
    Lynchburg VA 24501
    (434) 455-6300

  • Downtown Branch and Public Law Library
    900 Church St
    Lynchburg VA 24504
    (434) 455-3820

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