Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Summer Reading Challenge 2020  

The Virginia Beach Public Library is here to support your child or teen in their continued reading and learning through these unprecedented times. While our buildings might not be open to the public, our hearts remain in public service. So, we would like to invite you to kickstart your summer reading early with the Spring into Summer Reading Challenge!

To participate, log your reading in Beanstack.  

New This Year
Participate in weekly enrichment activities to keep your brain sharp through fun activity badges. Each week, readers that complete 3 activities will unlock the activity badge and be entered to win coupons to food venues that offer drive-through or take-out. The coupons will be mailed to each winner's home until our buildings reopen.

Reading Challenge Details by Age

Note: Traditional Summer Reading Challenge prizes can also be earned now and will be available for pick up when we reopen.  

 Children Kindergarten and Younger

Read to Me - for children birth through kindergarten

  • 5 Books Read: Free Books
  • 10 Books Read: Community Pass/Food Coupon
  • 30 Books Read: Prize
  • 50 Books Read: Prize 


Youth – Grades 1 - 5

  • 100 Minutes Read: Free Books
  • 200 Minutes Read: Community Pass/Food Coupon
  • 300 Minutes Read: Prize
  • 400 Minutes Read: Prize


Teen – Grades 6 - 12

  • 1 Book Read: Community Pass/Food Coupon 
  • 5 Books Read: $12 Barnes & Noble gift card  
  • 15 Books Read: Entry into $100 Barnes & Noble gift card raffle  

​Struggling with what to read next? Browse our recommended reading lists for children of all ages. Many of these titles are available through VBPL's digital collections on Hoopla and Overdrive.   

For questions about the program or your Beanstack account, email

SRC FAQ.docx


​Thanks to the Friends of the Virginia Beach Public Library and to the Virginia Beach Library Foundation for their continued support of the Summer Reading Challenge! Their support makes it all possible!

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