Chilren's Summer Reading (0-8)

Summer Reading for Children
All Together Now 2023!


Register between June 1 - June 10 to be entered in to win a four pack of Kings Island tickets!

  • Children ages 0-8 can participate in the Children's Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing activities, your child will earn badges to receive a completion prize pack!

What is Beanstack and how do I register?

Beanstack is 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 all of PCDL's reading programs, so you'll get credit for every minute, book, and page read!

Beanstack keeps all of your stats and will cheer you on as you work toward your reading goals, as well as let you know when you've earned prizes! When the library program ends, you keep your account and your reading history! It's always free and you can continue logging your leisure reading! When the next PCDL reading challenge comes around, there is no need to sign up again — just click on the challenge and you'll automatically be registered!

Each member of your family can be registered with individual accounts or a family account with separate profiles. Choose which ever option is best for you and your family!

Registration is easy! Just go to the the PCDL Beanstack website and register! If you have questions regarding the registration process, you can check out this step-by-step guide or you can call the library at 740-342-4194.

Summer Reading Programs

In Person Storytime

Join Miss Dawn on for in person storytime! In person storytimes will be held at all Perry County District Library locations.

Registration is required! To register for storytime, please visit the links below.



Junction City

New Lexington



Family Nights

Join us for weekly Family Nights! Held at the New Lexington Branch Library, these events are great for all ages! 

Registration is required. Please email if you have any dietary requirements or would like us to withhold your photo on Facebook.

To register, please visit the links below:

Dinosaur Dimensions

PCDL brings Dinosaur Dimensions to the Perry County Fair! Registration for this event is not required. We hope to see you there!

  • July 18 at 5pm – Dinosaur Dimensions
    • Perry County Fair, held at the Perry County Fair Pavilion

Leaping Lizards

PCDL brings Leaping Lizards to the Crooksville-Roseville Pottery Festival! Registration for this event is not required. We hope to see you there!

  • July 15 at 1pm – Leaping Lizards
    • Crooksville, held at the Crooksville Park Shelter House

Tiny Art Contest

Enter the Tiny Art Contest for the opportunity to show off your masterpiece to the library community and for the chance to win a Crayola Inspiration Art Case! REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE A KIT FOR PICKUP. Register for your kit today!

  • Each Tiny Art Contest Kit contains a 4" x 4" canvas, three paint colors, and a paintbrush. Use these materials and/or any other craft materials you have at home (pens, pencils, markers, stickers, glue, paper, glitter, sequins, etc.) to create your own tiny masterpiece!
  • There is no limit to what you create! ALL artwork must be rated PG to be included in the Tiny Art Contest at the Library. This means artwork that contains obscenities, violence, nudity, etc,. will NOT be accepted.
  • Please return your completed masterpiece to any PCDL location by June 26, 2023.
  • Please be sure to label the back of your artwork with your name, phone number, library branch, and age (if under 18).
  • All Tiny Artwork will be on display at the New Lexington Library location until July 22, 2023.
  • One child, tween, teen adult winner will be announced on social media the week of July 17, 2023.
  • Stop in at the New Lexington Library to cast your vote for your favorite art pieces or vote for your favorite on our Facebook Page!


  • All children who complete the Summer Reading Program (earning 2 bingos on the bingo card) will receive a prize pack.
  • All children who complete the program will be entered to win crocheted bear stuffie and Kindle Fire 7.
  • The child logging the most minutes read will receive the TOP READER PRIZE which is a crocheted bear stuffie and a Kindle Fire 7 Tablet!

Book Reviews

Log into your Beanstack account in order to log book reviews. In the top left-hand corner of your screen is a white button that says Add a Review.

There are two types of reviews you can post: a book review or a picture review.

Read a book you want to share your thoughts on? Write a book review to be posted on our landing (home) page!

Logging Minutes Read

Keep track of minutes read and log your time in your Beanstack account! By logging your time, Beanstack will keep a running total of minutes read and for every 60 minutes, your child will earn virtual tickets to be entered into the prize drawings!

To record your time, log into your Beanstack account and in the top left-hand corner of your screen is a pink button that says Log Reading and Activities.

You can also include reviews from this screen.

What is the offline option?

The offline version of the 2023 Summer Reading Program is all done on paper! Call your local library to get registered and pick up a one-page reading and activity tracker!

Trackers are available for all ages and contain the same information as the online version through Beanstack.

At the end of the Summer Reading Program, be sure to turn in your activity tracker no later than July 22, 2023 in order to be eligible for a completion prize.