Summer Reading Challenge 2020

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 for Children & Teens

  • To participate and earn prizes, log your reading in Beanstack through Aug. 8th
  • Pick up prizes through August 31 at any open VBPL branch or using lobby service at Great Neck, Oceanfront, Pungo-Blackwater and Windsor Woods. 
  • For safety of customers and staff, all prizes are pre-bagged.

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. The coupons will be mailed to each winner's home.

Reading Challenge Details by Age

 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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