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 All HCPL locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

2024 Summer Reading

Henrico County Public Library presents Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading

read books • do activities • earn prizes

June 1 – August 1 • 2024

Whether your summer adventures take you inside or out, be sure to make lots of room for the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge with Henrico County Public Library. This year, we’ve made it super easy to focus on the things that really matter: Books, reading, and library fun!

1. Sign up for the challenge

Visit the Henrico Library Beanstack page to sign up your whole family online. Adults with pre-reader children can also sign up their little ones for challenges with their own special goals. See below for more about Beanstack.

Then visit your favorite Henrico library to pick up your starting prizes—a reading log, a bookmark, and a pencil—and get started on logging all your progress this summer!

Follow us on social media for more activities and fun as the summer goes on!

2. Log your reading and activities

You will earn points every time you read books and interact with the library:

  • Reading a book = 50 points
  • Attending a library event or storytime = 10 points
  • Reviewing a book in Beanstack = 10 points
  • Completing a literacy activity in Beanstack = 10 points

Points help you win prizes! Try to reach these goals:

General Goal Prereaders Goal Prize
50 points 100 points Sticker for your reading log
100 points 200 points 2nd Sticker + Midpoint Prize
150 points 300 points 3rd Sticker
200 points 400 points Final Sticker + Finisher Prize + Grand Prize Drawing Ticket
250, 300, 350, 400 points 500, 600, 750, 800 points Additional Grand Prize Drawing Tickets

3. Collect your prizes and enter drawings

As you reach your goals, come in to the library to pick up your prizes! Midpoint and finisher prizes will be available starting July 1:

Midpoint Prize Finisher Prize
Kids FREE Book Sunglasses OR Compass Key Chain
Teens FREE Book OR Blank Journal Collapsible Water Bottle
Adults Book Sale Voucher OR Blank Journal Collectible Coffee Mug

Grand Prizes

Grand Prize Drawings will take place August 2—be sure to have all your reading and activities entered in Beanstack by Thursday, August 1 to qualify! The more you have read, the more chances you'll get to win one of these great prizes:

Apple iPad
Apple iPad
(10.2-inch) Wi-Fi 64GB
Canon EOS Rebel camera
Canon EOS Rebel
T100 Digital SLR Camera
Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch
OLED Mario Red Edition with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Branch Drawings

There are more drawings for prizes throughout the summer at each library! Visit the information desk at your favorite Henrico library to learn more.

We hope you to see you there!


Beanstack Tracker app icon

Sign up with Beanstack

Beanstack is a free website and app that Henrico Library uses to offer reading challenges like Summer Reading. Once you start an account for yourself and the other readers in your family, you can log all of your reading and activities in one place. You can join challenges in Beanstack, and as you reach challenge goals, you'll earn prizes ranging from virtual badges to entries in our Grand Prize drawings!

Visit the Henrico Library Beanstack page or download the Beanstack Tracker app from your app store to get ready. Note that only books and activites logged from June 1—August 1 will count toward the Summer Reading challenge.


Summer Reading is sponsored by the Friends of Henrico County Public Library.