2024 Summer Reading: Read, Renew, Repeat!

WHEN:  June 17th – August 23rd 2024

WHO: Kids entering pre-k through 6th grade are invited to join our 2024 summer reading program. 

WHAT: Kids read the books they love, log their reading and win prizes! They’ll learn about conservation, and enjoy free programs, crafts and activities.  

WHY: Don’t lose those hard-earned skills!  Summer reading plays a vital role in helping reduce the “Summer Slide” – the learning loss experienced between school years, which can leave students significantly behind their peers. 

The Saugus Public Schools recommend kids read at least 20 minutes every day.  We also recommend reading to your child, even as they become an independent reader.  Talk about what you’ve read together.  Help them find books they like – we can help with that.  Make it a fun part of a daily routine they look forward to!

PRIZES:  Every reader wins prizes, and books to keep.  We’ll also raffle vouchers for ice cream, pizza, roller skating, mini golf, bowling and much more.  Grand prize drawings include tickets to Canobie Lake Park and North Shore Music Theatre! 

Did you know that Rockland Trust Bank also has a summer reading incentive program,                              READING MAKES CENT$ ? Eligible children can earn up to $25 by participating. (Grades 1-8)

HOW: Download the Beanstack App!

  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT:  If this is your first time participating in one of the SPL’s reading challenges using Beanstack, here’s a LINK to step-by-step instructions on how to create a Beanstack account.  If you’ve used Beanstack before, simply register for our 2024 Summer Reading Challenge. 
  • REGISTER FOR A CHALLENGE:  This video will show you how to register for a reading challenge.  
  • LOG YOUR READING: This video will show you how to log your reading using the mobile app.
  • FROM A COMPUTER:  If you prefer not to use the app, here’s a link to access the SPL’s 2024 Kids Summer Reading Challenge using a computer. Beanstack Link

Or Register in Person: Stop by the library to register in person and use our paper reading log.

Download free e-books and e-audiobooks from the library!

Can’t make it to the library?  Our digital collections provide easy access to the books kids love, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Download free, fresh titles all summer using the hoopla and Libby apps!