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Summer Reading

June 1–July 31, join the Summer Reading Challenge. Read, complete activities, and earn prizes. No library card required.

Sign Up for Summer Reading on Beanstack

Join thousands of Nashvillians as we read (or listen!) for the Summer Reading Challenge. Register on Beanstack for free and log your reading. 

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How to Participate

Individuals and Families

We're using a program called Beanstack to track reading. Join us on the Beanstack app, or print a paper log if you'd rather track reading offline.

  1. Register online, print a paper log, or pick up a log at any NPL location. If you signed up for Summer Reading in Beanstack last year, your account is still there. Just log in and join this year's challenge!
  2. Read for 15 days (doesn't need to be in a row) and get a prize. Repeat to win up to 4 times. Complete 10 activities to win a prize. 
  3. Log your minutes via our website, on-the-go with the Beanstack app, or keep track with a paper log.


Participants may sign up as a group if they are part of a daycare, summer camp, senior center, or other organization. Families may not participate as groups. They must register each member individually.

Participants who complete the program as a group are also allowed (and encouraged!) to complete the program individually to redeem individual-program prizes.

To sign up as a group, please contact your local library branch.



Registration Prize

  • Receive a reusable bag. 

Reading and Activity Prizes

Earn prizes by reading or doing activities or both!

  • For every 15 days read, you'll earn a coupon for a local business plus 1 entry in the grand prize drawing. Repeat 4 times.
  • For every 10 activities completed, you'll earn a coupon for a local business plus 1 entry in the grand prize drawing. 

Grand Prize Drawings

At the end of Summer Reading, each library location will have 2 drawings for a $150 gift card to a local bookstore. 


Track Reading Online Using Beanstack

What's Beanstack?

Beanstack is a service for tracking reading. Nashville Public Library uses Beanstack to manage our reading programs. Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) also uses Beanstack for reading programs. If your child is a student at MNPS, you can link their school and public library Beanstack accounts. 


Paper Reading Logs

Print a Log

Print a log to keep track of your reading on paper.

Individual Reading Logs

Group Logs