Adult & Teen Summer Reading 2024

Adult Summer Reading: Ages 17+

Adult Summer Reading 2024This year we’re challenging adults to complete the “Summer Sixteen.” Read for 16 hours during the challenge period (June 17 - August 16) to earn a drawstring sportpack style bag emblazoned with this year’s Summer Reading logo. Too easy for you? Keep reading to earn tickets and be entered into your choice of 3 grand prize drawings!

After you log 16 hours of reading, you will receive a ticket for each additional hour of reading that you log.  You may also earn tickets by completing activities or writing book reviews.

You can track your reading through Beanstack or stop by the Reference Desk to pick up a paper log.


Teen Summer Reading: Ages 12-18

Teen Summer Reading 2024Read for a chance to win! Track your time spent reading this summer from June 17 to August 16 to earn raffle tickets for weekly prize drawings.  You will receive one ticket for each hour of reading.  If you write a book review you will receive 2 more tickets. Or complete an activity badge and you will earn an additional ticket. Plus this year you'll have a chance to earn additional buttons for every 10 hours you read.

Bring your bookmark to the library to enter your tickets.  You may also use the Beanstack app or website to log your reading and enter the drawings.


Both Teens and Adults will receive an exclusive Summer Reading button just for signing up!  Teens will also get a Bedford Public Library lanyard.

Please visit the Kids' Page for information on Kids' Summer Reading for ages 0-12.