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Summer Reading 2022

Jump to the Adult Summer Reading Program

Youth Summer Reading (Age 0-17)

Summer Reading Tracker

Record your reading online using Beanstack: https://cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org/

Create a new account, or login to the account you created last year.  (Click “sign in” to see the “forgot password” option.)

Pick which cabin you’d like to read in for the summer: Arts and Crafts, Outdoor Adventure, Sports, or the Haunted Cabin! Each cabin has its own raffle prizes, like a pottery wheel, an obstacle course kit, and ghost hunting tools!

You can enter how much time you spend reading each day or use the built-in timer. You will earn digital badges and raffle tickets for each hour you read.

Record your reading starting June 20. Winners will be drawn on August 20.

Read Beyond Kits

Kits are designed for elementary age children and include all the material you need for three fun activities. Each kit has a different genre theme, from mystery to science fiction.

Each kit also contains a secret code you can enter in Beanstack to earn additional badges and raffle tickets.

A new kit drops every Monday from June 27 to August 1. 

Visit https://cranstonlibrary.org/read-beyond to request a kit for pick-up at any Cranston library. 


Read Beyond Badges

Turn your Read Beyond the Beaten Path badges into buttons!  

Once you enter your secret code in Beanstack, you’ll get a form to request a button and a lanyard.  

Collect all six badges: Mystery, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, History, Nature and Science Fiction!


Teen Summer Reading (Grades 6-12)

Adult Summer Reading (Age 16 and up)

Illustration of an open book with green mountains rising up from it. A sun is rising over the mountains. Text reads "Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Cranston Public Library 2022 Adult Summer Reading."

Read books, attend events, pick up a take-and-make kit, and share your reading with the community. Each badge earns a raffle ticket in the end of summer prize drawing.  Log your activites using Beanstack: https://cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org/.

Need help with the Beanstack app? Check this list of help tutorials, or contact the library for assistance at 401-943-9080 x3.

Summer Reading Tracker

Earn badges for each program attended, book read, and more! Check out all the challenges and log your activites online using Beanstack: https://cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org/

Create a new account, or login to the account you created last year.  (Click “sign in” to see the “forgot password” option.)

You will earn digital badges for each activity completed. Each activity completed equals one entry into the Adult Summer Reading prize drawing. Raffle prizes will be announced soon, featuring gift cards and prizes from local businesses.

Record your activities between June 20 and August 20.

Adult Summer Reading paper tracking sheets are available upon request (limited to one tracking sheet per person). Please email zach@cranstonlibrary.org or call 401-943-9080 x3.

Take and Make Craft Kits

Kits are designed for adult crafters and include all the material you need:

  • Tuesday, June 21 through Saturday, July 9: Moss Terrarium
  • Monday, July 11 through Saturday, July 30: Nature Journal
  • Monday, August 1 thorugh Saturday, August 20: Mini Map Magnets

Kits will be available at all library branches. Supplies are limited so stop by to pick yours up!

Each kit will also be featured in a Maker Morning craft meet-up throughout the summer. Space will be limited for these events; check our event calendar at events.cranstonlibrary.org to sign up!

Share on Social Media!
As you participate in events and programs (especially Maker Mornings and Take and Make kits), please consider sharing photos on social media with the hashtag #2022CPLBeyond


Thank you to our sponsors:

The statewide Rhode Island Summer Reading Program is supported by the RI Office of Library and Information Services, with funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The Cranston Public Library's summer program is also made possible by: