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Summer Reading Challenge to start at local libraries
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The Summer Reading Challenge will be held May 16 through Aug. 1.

The Stanislaus County Library invites all ages to join the Summer Reading Challenge, “Find Your Voice,” taking place May 16 through Aug. 1.

Children and teens participate by keeping track of each day they read or are read to for at least 30 minutes. Adults are asked to track each book they read and can choose to also write brief reviews of the books they read this summer.

Summer Reading Challenge participants will use the Beanstack app to log their reading and submit reviews. Virtual tickets are awarded along the way. Participants can then enter the tickets they’ve earned into specific prize drawings. A range of prizes are available, including early learning activities for babies and toddlers, LEGO Bricks, iPads, a telescope, gift cards, themed baskets, and more.

“What’s most important is that we keep kids interested in reading and learning,” said Michele Machado, children’s librarian and coordinator of the Summer Reading Challenge. “Using the Beanstack reading platform makes logging and tracking easy, and we hope it will inspire everyone to read all summer long.”

Those who are unable to use the Beanstack reading platform may still participate by simply tracking their reading at home, then returning to the library for logging in the Beanstack system.

To sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge, visit Details about the magic shows and drum circles at each library branch are available on the library’s online calendar at

The Summer Reading Challenge is sponsored by Stanislaus Library Foundation. Follow the Stanislaus County Library on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with library programs and events throughout the year.