Teen Summer Reading (13-17)

Summer Reading for Teens
All Together Now 2023!


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

  • Teens ages 13-17 can participate in the Teen Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing activities, your teen 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 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 Events

  • Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: Join us for a night of music, fun, and games! We will have yard games, cornhole, food trucks, local musicians, and the chance to win LIBRARY SWAG! Performers at this concert will be: Perry Morgan Pickers & XXXX
    • June 9, 2023 at 5pm – New Lexington
  • Crafternoon: Bring your own current craft project to work on or come and do a different DIY project (provided by the library) each month! Registration is required.
  • Self-Care for Teens: Join us for an afternoon of self-care! Learn tips and techniques with Central State University before finishing the afternoon with a gentle yoga session provided by Perry County Behavioral Health Choices! All participants will leave with a self-care goodie bag at the end of the program. Registration is required.
  • Cricut 101: Learn the basics to Design Space, the Cricut designing software -- no experience necessary! Finish the evening by designing your own stencil, cutting it, and etching your very own coffee mug! Registration is required.
  • Wreck This Journal: Join us for a Wreck This Journal event! Begin creating your own Wreck This Journal and hang out with friends while listening to music and enjoying snacks! Registration is required.
    • What is a Wreck This Journal? WTJs are a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of a journal — or destroy them. It is a creative experience full of fun and crazy prompts, and by creating your own, you can have a fully-customized experience.
  • Summer Bingo: Join us for a night of Summer Reading BINGO! Play with up to three cards at once for a chance to win one of our various prizes! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.
  • Summer Wrap-Up Concert: Join us for a night of music, fun, and games! We will have yard games, cornhole, food trucks, local musicians, and the chance to win LIBRARY SWAG! Performers at this concert will be: XXX & Sam Rupe
    • July 21, 2023 at 5pm – New Lexington

Passive Programming

  • Tiny Art Contest: Showcase your creativity with the Tiny Art Show Kit! Stop in at any PCDL location or the bookmobile to pick up your kit or complete your masterpiece at the library! Return your completed masterpiece to any PCDL location and be included in the Tiny Art Display and Contest at the New Lexington Library! Registration is required.
  • Teen Kindness Reading Challenge: Complete the challenge between June 1, 2023 and July 22, 2023 and earn an extra entry into the Teen Summer Reading Program Drawing. The winner of this drawing will receive crocheted Avocado Buddy Stuffies!


  • Complete the Summer Reading Program by earning 12 badges and receive a prize pack that will contain:
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  • Participate in the Tiny Art Contest for a chance to win an art gift basket
  • Complete the Kindness Reading Challenge for an extra entry into the Summer Reading Prize Drawing for crocheted Avocado Buddy Stuffies
  • Be one of the top three readers and win one of the GRAND PRIZES:
    • 1st place: Nintendo Switch
    • 2nd place: Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 & film
    • 3rd place: Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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!

Want to share something from your Teen Activities? Snap a picture and post a picture review!

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 teen 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