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Urbandale Public Library/Summer Reading Program
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The annual Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults will run from June 1 – August 31, 2020.

The Challenge

Build the reading habit by tracking 30 days of reading from June 1 – August 31!

How to Participate

Step 1

Register at urbandalelibrary.beanstack.org to create your account. You do not need to create a new account if you already have one from our previous summer, winter, or spring reading programs. (Can’t remember your Beanstack password?  Click here Not sure of your Beanstack username?  Click here.)

If you have questions about Beanstack, please email us at readingchallenge@urbandale.org.

If you would prefer to fill out a paper log, you can download a copy here:
2020 Summer Reading log (Teens & Adults)
2020 Summer Reading log (Kids)
You will also be able to pick up a paper log outside the Library in the brochure box located near our book return.
Submit your paper log to the Library by August 31.

Step 2

Track every day you read starting on June 1. You can read whatever you’d like. Books, e-books, magazines, and comic books all count – and so does listening to an audiobook or being read to.

Step 3

Earn prizes! You’ll earn a prize when you’ve tracked 15 days of reading, and another at 30 days.  As you read, you’ll earn entries for our grand prize drawings. The more you read, the more chances you’ll have to win! (Grand prizes will be announced at a later date.) You must track your reading by August 31 to earn prizes.

How to Claim Prizes

Starting in July, we will have scheduled hours when you can finally pick up your prizes! Prize pickup will be located on our Patio near the main entrance on the East side of the building.

*Schedule subject to change. No pickup during adverse weather.

Weekday Schedule:

  • Every Wednesday (July 8th-August 26th) 10:00 AM- Noon
  • Every Thursday (July 9th-August 27th) 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Weekend schedule:

  • Saturday, July 11th 10:00 AM- Noon
  • Saturday, July 18th 10:00 AM- Noon
  • Sunday, July 26th 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
  • Saturday, August 1st 10:00 AM- Noon
  • Saturday, August 8th 10:00 AM- Noon
  • Saturday, August 15th 10:00 AM- Noon
  • Sunday, August 23rd 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, August 30th 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Questions?

Please send us an email at readingchallenge@urbandale.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible!