Kids' Summer is for Fun!



Summer Reading Challenge

Set your own reading goal! Read at least 20 minutes a day to reach a goal of 24 hours or read for an hour and a half every day to read over 100 hours. Think about what makes sense for you and set your target anywhere in between or beyond!

Time spent reading in any format and in any language you can understand will count towards your goal. Picture books, chapter books, comics, magazines, audiobooks, e-books, fiction or nonfiction, it’s all reading!

You may track your progress on Beanstack or download a paper Reading Log [PDF] to track offline.

Summer Challenge Bingo

Have fun and stay active all summer long by completing activity challenges exploring art, science, math, creative expression, and more!

Ages 0-2 Summer Challenge Bingo [PDF] 

Ages 3-5 Summer Challenge Bingo [PDF]

Grades K-5 Summer Challenge Bingo [PDF]


Beanstack is the online tracker we use for reading and learning challenges here at Cary Library, and you’ll find it at

If you’ve ever participated in a summer challenge or 1000 Books Before Kindergarten at Cary Library, you already have a Beanstack account! Be sure to update everyone’s grades and ages, and then enroll your readers in the summer challenge. Not sure? Click “Sign In” and “Forgot Your Username?” or contact the library to avoid creating a duplicate account.