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Summer Reading 2022

Jump to the Adult Summer Reading Program

Youth Summer Reading (Age 0-17)

Summer Reading Tracker (opens in new tab)

Cranston Public Schools Summer Reading Suggestions

Record your reading online using Beanstack: https://cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org/ (opens in new tab)

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

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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)

  • Visit the event calendar to see options for indoor and outdoor events.
  • Go to https://cranstonlibrary.org/teens to learn about virtual community service opportunities.
  • Bring your summer reading lists and assignments to the library for help finding the perfect book.
  • Use the summer reading tracker to earn raffle tickets, too!

Adult Summer Reading (Age 16 and up)

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 activities using Beanstack: https://cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org/ (opens in new tab).

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

Summer Reading Tracker (opens in new tab)

Earn badges for each program attended, book read, and more! Check out all the challenges and log your activities online using Beanstack: https://cranstonlibrary.beanstack.org/ (opens in new tab)

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 (opens email) or call 401-943-9080 x3.

Take and Make Craft Kits

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

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

A new kit drops Tuesday, June 21; Monday, July 11; and Monday, August 1. Details coming soon!

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