Summer Reading for Kids

The Jones Library is excited to present our 2022 kids summer reading challenge — Read Beyond the Beaten Path!

The goal of our Summer Reading Program is to foster a love of reading by encouraging kids to choose what they read, and to read at their own pace. Readers ages 0 to 10 are encouraged to participate! Just keep track of the time you spend reading and you'll earn Reading Badges. Reading independently isn't the only option — we love it when the whole family gets involved. Sharing stories aloud counts as reading time, at any age! So does listening to audiobooks or reading articles. 

This year our program will be virtual! Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit
  2. Register! Beanstack will assign a Challenge based on age.
  3. Read! Anything counts -- books, audiobooks, manga, and more!
  4. Log the minutes you read! This can be done daily or periodically.
  5. Earn Badges! Have fun! Win prizes!
This year’s completion goal is reading a total of 10 hours between Saturday, June 18th and Saturday, July 30th. At 10 hours you will also receive a Completion badge.

Badges can be earned by logging reading time, reviewing books, and completing certain activities. Here's How It Works (PDF) at a glance.

Reading badges are awarded for reading 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10 hours. At 10 hours you will also receive a Completion badge. But you can keep reading and earn bonus reading badges for 20, 30, 40, 50 & 100 hours!

Review badges are awarded for writing 1, 3, and 5 book reviews!

Activity badges are bonus badges awarded for completing certain actions such as Ask A Librarian, Book Bingo Board (PDF), Library Scavenger Hunt and more!

If you have questions, please contact us by calling 413-259-3091 or emailing

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. We'd also like to thank the Friends of the Jones Libraries for supporting the Teen Summer Reading Program!