Teen Summer Reading Program


NEW: Online Summer Reading Logs with Beanstack!

Welcome, heroes, to the 2020 Destin Library Teen Summer Reading Challenge! Greatness awaits readers of all kinds: Fiction Fans, Masters of Manga, Audiobook Adventurers, Ebook Explorers, even the Podcast Pirates and Magazine Marauders. No matter what or how you read, you can earn badges and win prizes this summer. It’s time to grab your library cards and prepare to Imagine Your Story with your library!

How It Works

  • Create your FREE account on the Destin Library’s Beanstack site and register for the Imagine Your Story! Teen Summer Reading Challenge. If you’re under 16 years old, have your parents create a family account.
  • Use the Beanstack reading log to keep track of how much you read this summer. To complete the challenge you’ll need to log 20 hours of reading between June 1 and July 31, 2020.
  • As you reach reading milestones you’ll earn digital Logging Badges for your Beanstack profile. You’ll also earn two special Challenge Badges: one when you register and one when you complete the challenge. Those Challenge Badges will translate to real-world prizes that you can come pick up from the library and an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing at the end of the summer!
  • Along the way you can earn Activity Badges by completing activities designed by the library. You can also earn Review Badges by posting reviews of the things you read.

To complete the challenge, you will need to read an average of 20 minutes a day between June 1 and July 31, 2020 (though you can certainly log more if you like). You can read anything you like: books, ebooks, magazines, and comics all count! You can also listen to audiobooks and podcasts to clock those minutes. Activity and Review Badges are not required to earn any of the available prizes.

This challenge is available for library patrons ages 12-18. 12-year-old patrons can choose to participate in either the Teen Challenge or the Children’s Challenge.

Get started with Beanstack today!

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Want even more Summer Reading fun? Check out what the other Okaloosa County libraries are doing!

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Summer of Mining!

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Join us this summer on our very own private Minecraft server just for Destin Library teens. Once you’ve been invited you can try your hand at our weekly Build Challenges or set off on your own adventure. We can’t wait to see what you create!

Build Challenges will run from Monday through Sunday, with judging by library staff on the following Monday. For more information and detailed instructions for each challenge check the corresponding Activity Badge in Beanstack. Complete all of the challenges to unlock our Super Builder badge!

June 8 - 14: Rockin’ Roller Coasters

June 15 - 21: Minecraft Super Speedway

June 22 - 28: Pixel Artist

June 29 - July 5: Fireworks Extravaganza

July 6 - 12: Get Lost in the Maze

July 13 - 19: King of the Castle

July 20 - 26: Mega Machine Showdown

Summer Reading Prizes

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Registration Prize

I Love Reading Bracelet

Halfway Prize

Fidget Toy (teen’s choice)

Finisher Prize

Bluetooth Headphones