Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Children's Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading 2022 - Oceans of Possibilities


Log your reading time in Beanstack here.


Summer Reading Prizes!

Registration Prize: a necklace to fill with beads each time you visit the library. One hour of reading = one bead. Plus, one special bead each week just for coming in!

Raffle Prizes: Every Friday afternoon we'll pull 3 winners! Raffle baskets are on display outside the Children's Room. One hour of reading = one ticket in Beanstack! Don't forget to enter your tickets into your choice of baskets in Beanstack by clicking on the 2022 Children's Summer Reading Challenge and scrolling over to Ticket Drawings.

Finale Prize: At the end of our program, we will be giving each child who participated a coupon for a free ice cream at Haywards, a coupon for a free kid's meal at Cactus Jack's or their sister restaurants, and a free prize book to keep! We'll begin handing these out on Friday July 29.



Watch our Summer Reading Trailer!



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!