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Summer Reading at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

Teen Summer Reading Program

Join the Cary Memorial Library Teen Summer Reading Program!

You could win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! 

Who can join?
The Teen Summer Reading program is open to rising 6th -12th grade students.  The program begins June 15 and runs through August 26. The last day to claim prizes is Sunday, September 10, 2017. 

How do I get started?
Create a Beanstack account by visiting our website at  Use your account to earn Reading Badges, Review Badges and Activity Badges. 

Reading Badges
Earn a badge for your first 5 hours of reading, and every 10 hours of reading after that. You can earn up to 11 reading badges. You’ll earn a free prize book for every Reading badge you complete. 

Review Badges
Write up a book review to share your favorite books with other readers in the program. Reviews should be at least 5 sentences in length, and include whether or not you would recommend the book. You should review books you have read during the program (June 15-August 26). You can earn up to 3 review badges. 

Activity Badges
There are 5 activity badges offered this summer, each offered on a different weekday: 

  • Maker Monday
  • Tech Tuesday
  • Game Wednesday
  • Write On! Thursday 
  • Music Friday

To earn an Activity badge, visit the library and complete three of the activities in that track. For example, to earn your Maker Monday badge, you would need to attend three different Maker programs on three different visits. At each program, you will get a code word. Enter the activity code on your Beanstack account to work toward earning your badge. You can earn up to 5 Activity badges.
On July 29 and August 26, we will raffle off ten $5.00 Rancatore's Gift Cards to program participants who have earned any of the Activity Badges (Maker, Tech, Gamer, Write On!, Music) or the Review badge (Plan it out).

Grand Prize
Complete the program by earning any 10 badges and you will be entered to win our grand prize raffle -- a $100 Amazon Gift Card! Limit one entry per person. 
To see all of the badges and prizes you can earn, set up your account at

The Teen Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Memorial Library and The Cary Memorial Library Foundation.

Middle School Summer Reading

  • Ghost
  • The School for Good and Evil
  • Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future
  • Compass south
  • Impyrium