Summer Reading 2024

Summer Reading Kickoff Party

Join us for the Summer Reading Kickoff Party on Thursday, June 13th at 6pm!

Special Guests the TOE JAM PUPPET BAND will be performing outside the library (rain location, Town Hall), and we will have free freeze pops, giant games, and of course, information on our Summer Reading Program for kids and adults!

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Topsfield Town Library and the Music Committee.

Kids Summer Reading (Ages 0-11)

Ages 0-4

Pick up an Early Literacy Bingo sheet in the Children’s Room, or download it here: Early Literacy Bingo. Score a bingo and bring your sheet back to the Children’s Room by August 8th to get your prize!

Ages 5-11

Log your reading on Beanstack! Download the Beanstack app (Apple App Store and Google Play Store), create an account, and register for Kids’ Summer Reading 2024. Log 2 hours of reading a week by Monday morning at 9 AM, and be entered into drawing for potential prizes! Read and log 16 hours of reading by August 8 at 7 PM to earn a Topsfield Fair prize pack!

Teen Summer Reading (Age 12 – 18)

Check out a book or audiobook and earn a scratch-off bookmark (max. 1 scratch-off per day). Scratch off the bookmark to see if you are an instant winner! Prizes include Squishmallows, squishies, candy, and more! Program runs through August 8!

Adult Summer Reading

Welcome to the Topsfield Town Library’s Adult Summer Reading Challenge! Our challenge is open to anyone 18 years of age or older, and is open from June 13 – August 8, 2024. Anyone can participate: even if you don’t have a library card, or are not a Topsfield resident. We are just excited to get you reading!

For parents of children participating in our summer reading programs: what better way to encourage our children to read at least 20 minutes a day than to do it ourselves?!? And perhaps win a prize for doing so?! Participants have the chance to win some of $500 in awesome prizes, including gift cards to local businesses. Please note: winners must pickup their prizes at the Topsfield Town Library Circulation Desk.

End-of-the-Summer Drawing

The end-of-the-summer drawing will take place the week of August 12th; we will notify winners following the drawing. All prizes must be picked up at the Topsfield Town Library.

Two Ways to Participate

Participate using Beanstack!

  • Download the Beanstack app (Apple App Store and Google Play Store) and create an account!
    • If your child has participated in summer reading at the Topsfield Town Library in past, or your child is registered for the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge, you may already have an account. In that case, log into your existing account, go to the Settings menu, click “Readers” and add a profile for yourself.
  • Register for the Adult Summer Reading Challenge 2024 at the Topsfield Town Library. Just by registering, you will automatically have one entry into our end-of-the-summer drawing for the chance to win some awesome prizes!
  • Log each book you read (any format counts, including audiobook, e-book, etc., and any genre counts, including a graphic novel, the Great American Novel, whatever appeals to you!) Each book read is another entry into the end-of-the-summer drawing.
  • Write book reviews for books you’ve read in the Beanstack app; each submitted review is another entry into our end-of-the-summer drawing! (Note: reviews should be at least a sentence or two, and please let us know if you don’t mind us sharing your review on our website).
  • Complete and check off each of the twelve activities in the Beanstack app (e.g. Check out an item from the Library of Things collection, Borrow a Museum Pass from the Library) and receive entries into the end-of-the-summer drawing!

All entries must be received by August 8, 2024 at 7pm.

Summer Reading Challenge Packet

  • Pick up a Summer Reading Challenge packet at the library’s Circulation Desk beginning June 13. When you pick up a packet, give your name to the desk attendant; you will automatically have one entry into our end-of-the-summer drawing for the chance to win some awesome prizes!
  • Starting June 13, log each book you read in the Summer Reading Challenge packet (any format counts, including audiobook, e-book, etc., and any genre counts, including a graphic novel, the Great American Novel, whatever appeals to you!)
  • Write book reviews for books you’ve read in the Summer Reading packet; each review you write is another entry into the end-of-the-summer drawing! (Note: reviews should be at least a sentence or two, and please check off the box if you don’t mind us sharing your review on our website anonymously!)
  • Complete and check off each of the twelve activities in the packet (e.g. Check out an item from the Library of Things collection, Borrow a Museum Pass from the Library) and receive entries into the end-of-the-summer drawing.

All entries must be received by August 8, 2024 at 7pm.

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