The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library is excited to announce our annual Summer Reading Celebration will begin on Saturday, May 22, and continue through Saturday, July 31! This year’s theme, Our Summer: Reading is Delicious, toasts food and the impact it has on our stories.

Participants can register for the Summer Reading Celebration anytime by logging into Beanstack or by downloading the Beanstack app. If you do not have an account already, it is very easy to create one and add reader accounts for everyone in your family! You can also register by visiting any EVPL location or by calling 812.428.8200. Our Summer will be offered for each of the three age groups: Children (0-12), Teens (13-17), and Adults (18+).    

Suggested Titles

Adult, Teen, Preschool, & School Age

Participants can log hours on Beanstack between May 22 and July 31. Winners from each age group will be selected every week (Sunday to Saturday) to win a prize. Participants will earn a badge for every hour read or, for our younger participants (ages 0-5), every five books read. After you have earned your first badge, you will automatically be entered into our weekly prize drawing. The more hours you read, the more badges you earn, and the more chances you have to win.

This summer’s prizes include gift cards to local businesses, including High Score Player 2: Classic Arcade, fun prize packs, and other food-related items. Winners will be notified and can pick up their prize from an EVPL location.

Reading is the best way for anyone to learn no matter what age! Reading and sharing stories around the table creates a strong foundation for learning and understanding more about each other. EVPL celebrates all stories, and we encourage you to make a loaf of banana bread (or buy one!) and tell your story with friends and family.

Can we beat last year’s record of 500,000 minutes read?

Week Nine progress towards our goal      772,978 / 500,000  |  155% of Our Goal

Weekly Challenge

Every week, we’ll have a new challenge and a chance to win a prize! To participate, visit any EVPL location or take the challenge digitally.

Erika Qualls Barnett

Erika is a cardigan-loving Hufflepuff that enjoys the Cubs, reading, and walks with her husband.