Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Children's Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading 2022 - Oceans of Possibilities

Summer reading is approaching! Here’s our summer reading timeline:

May 12 – Registration opens for the Junior Librarian program – register here
May 23 – Registration for the Summer Reading Challenge opens in Beanstack - sign up in Beanstack here
May 24 - Registration opens for summer storytimes! - Register on our storytime page here

June 11 – Summer Reading Challenge begins! Start logging your reading!
June 13 – Kickoff Concert with Ben Rudnick and Friends at Bedford Village Commons - Registration opens on May 31
June 14 – Summer storytimes begin!


Children’s Summer Reading Challenge
The 2022 Children’s Summer Reading Challenge will run from Saturday June 11 through Friday July 29. Register and log your time in Beanstack, either through the desktop site at or through the mobile app by searching ‘Beanstack’ in your app store. Paper logs will also be available and participants are encouraged to use their choice of digital or paper or both.
Once you have signed up in Beanstack, stop by the Children’s Room to pick up your summer reading necklace!

How does the challenge work?
For every hour of reading logged in Beanstack, participants will earn a virtual badge, a virtual raffle ticket, and a bead to add to their summer reading necklace. The raffle ticket can be redeemed in Beanstack for your choice of raffle basket prizes raffled off every Friday afternoon through the program. Beads can be picked up at the Junior Librarian station just outside the Children’s Room at any time during the summer.
Participants in the program will earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone; a coupon for a free kid's meal at your choice of Cactus Jack's, T Bones, or CJ's Great West Grill; and a prize book to keep at the end of the program.

Summer Programs and Events

Please visit our calendar to see all the fun events this summer!

Summer storytimes will run from June 14-July 29. Registration opens on May 24.

Registration for all our other events generally opens 2 weeks before the event date. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming events and registration dates!