Kids Summer Reading Program 2021

May 30 - August 1

The Summer Reading Program is completely online this year. You can participate in virtual events, track your reading and complete fun activities right at home. There are also lots of awesome prizes you can win!

Enjoy a whole summer of fun by getting started today!

  1. SIGN UP

    • For your library card. You’ll need a library card to register for virtual events and to be eligible to win prizes.
    • For a Beanstack account. You can log reading minutes, earn activity badges, and get entered into the grand prize giveaway online with Beanstack!
    • For virtual events. Enjoy live animal presentations, storytimes, performers and other fun surprises!
  2. READ, LOG, REPEAT

    • Complete the 600-Minute Reading Challenge!
    • We challenge you to read at least 20 minutes every day this summer.
    • Once you log 300 minutes (5 hours), you can pick up a goodie bag, after July 1!
    • If you log 600 minutes (10 hours), you’ll be entered into the grand prize giveaway!
    • Track the minutes you read in Beanstack and earn badges for all your activities! You’ll be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing through your Beanstack account once you complete the reading challenge.
    • You can also participate with our printable reading tracker.
  3. FIND GREAT BOOKS

    • Children's Summer Reading Booklist
    • Do you need inspiration on what to read this summer? Check out our top recommendations on our summer booklist. It has many great titles for kids to enjoy.
  4. CELEBRATE WITH US

    • End of Summer Celebration
    • Log on and tune in to our virtual party, streaming live on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m.
    • Join us for this special event and watch the grand prize giveaway winner announcements!
    • You can watch on Facebook or YouTube.

Kids' Grand Prize Giveaway 2021

There are incredible prizes you can win this summer like bicycles, electronics, telescopes, LEGO kits, camping gear and more! Read all about the Grand Prize Giveaway, sponsored by Window World of Central Florida.

Upcoming Kids Events

Tuesday
June
1
9:30​am
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
Event Category: Coding & Robotics
Learn to code with Dash the robot. Use the Blockly programming language to help Dash explore its neighborhood and meet its neighbors.
Learn more >
Tuesday
June
1
9:30​am
(Online Technology Classroom - TEC)
Complete challenges using code. Explore computer science with characters from Frozen, Minecraft and Star Wars in Hour of Code tutorials.
Learn more >
Tuesday
June
1
10:30​am
(Online Technology Classroom 2)
Event Category: Education & Learning
Bring your ideas to life. Draw and animate shapes in Microsoft PowerPoint. Combine shapes into pictures, then use simple formatting, transition and animation tools.
Learn more >
Tuesday
June
1
10:30​am
(Online Technology Classroom - TEC)
Build your LEGO Designs on the computer with this easy to use free software. Create custom designs by snapping virtual bricks together. Print instructions or share your builds with friends online.
Learn more >
No Registration Required
Tuesday
June
1
11:00​am
Event Category: Cooking & Food
This summer, Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services is touring your city to offer grab-n-go meals at no charge to children and young adults under 18.
Learn more >

Kids' Summer Reading Booklist