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Summer Reading Challenge 2024

School is out, sum­mer is here, and DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library is open! It’s so impor­tant that peo­ple of all ages (adults too!) read and do lit­er­a­cy activ­i­ties all sum­mer long to keep brains sharp. So, start the adven­ture at your library this sum­mer by join­ing our sum­mer read­ing chal­lenges!

Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge: Adven­ture Begins at Your Library

Patrons of all ages can par­tic­i­pate in the Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge. Pre­reg­is­ter in Beanstack begin­ning May 1, 2024 at dekalbli​brary​.beanstack​.org.

Start­ing June 1, 2024, you can earn badges (and a chance at prizes!) by doing the following: 

  • Young Chil­dren (0 – 5): Read books and par­tic­i­pate in lit­er­a­cy activ­i­ties to earn vir­tu­al badges.
  • School Age Chil­dren (6 – 12): Read every day, attend pro­grams, and com­plete lit­er­a­cy activities.
  • Teens (13 – 18): Play BIN­GO on a vir­tu­al BIN­GO card. Earn badges to unlock the BIN­GO badge.
  • Adults (18 and up): Play BIN­GO on a paper or vir­tu­al card to com­plete the chal­lenge. Paper BIN­GO cards are avail­able at all DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library locations.

WIN PRIZES! Free books, book bags, gift cards, Kin­dle Fires, jour­nals, prize packs with books and puz­zles, Blue­tooth speak­ers, and more! All read­ing and activ­i­ties must be logged by July 312024.

Sum­mer Read­ing Events

Vis­it DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Libraries this sum­mer for hun­dreds of free, in-per­son events across our 23 library branches! 

June 1st, 12:00 AM
Redan-Trotti LibraryFun ActivitiesArts and CraftsFamily (All Ages)
Pick up your choice of camping-themed adventure crafts all month long at the Redan-Trotti Library. Participants will be able to choose between a popsicle stick tent or a handprint campfire.
June 1st, 12:00 AM
Redan-Trotti LibraryArts and CraftsTeens
Learn how to make use of old comic book pages and turn them into something functional. Pick up your kit all month long at the Redan-Trotti Library.
June 1st, 12:00 AM
Library Admin CenterSpecial EventsSchool Age
Go on an adventure inside the library with the library's mascot, Dog in the Woods. Match the clues to the corresponding park or museum pass and sign up for the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge!
June 1st, 12:00 AM
Decatur LibrarySpecial EventsSchool Age
Go on an adventure inside the library with the library's mascot, Dog in the Woods. Match the clues to the corresponding park or museum pass and sign up for the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge!