2021 Summer Reading Program

June 12 through July 31

Participate in our Summer Reading Program “Tails & Tales” to earn prizes for reading and sharing your book adventures with us.

View Summer Reading Program information for Adults, Children, and Teens and related Events.

Celebrate cool animal stories this summer at RRPL!

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Tails & Tales Summer Reading Beanstack Registration

Summer Reading has begun! Track your reading progress to earn cool prizes by signing up for Beanstack.

Beanstack allows you to:

  • Track all family members’ reading logs, progress, and badges on one account
  • Log reading from smartphone or computer
  • Complete activities to earn digital badges and tickets for the end of the summer reading raffles
  • Write book reviews of the books you read

Not familiar with Beanstack?

Learn how to get started here.

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Saturday, July 31

End of Summer Reading Celebration:
Bagels & Books

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday, July 31

Family Fun Finale…
The Tale Ends
1:00 – 3:00 pm

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Every Beanstack registration added a piece to our Summer Reading puzzle. Thanks to all of you, we were able to complete THREE puzzles! With the end of Summer Reading rounding the corner, we raffled our puzzles off. See whose name RRPL Director Jamie pulls in this video! Congratulations!

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Adult Tails & Tales

Adult Summer Reading

For Adults Age 18+

Get rewarded for reading this summer with our Adult Summer Reading program. For every book you read, programs you attend, or activity you participate in, such as animal scavenger hunts or sharing a pet photo, you’re eligible for a ticket into one of our seven raffle prizes.

Register online or stop by the Reference Desk. Special participation buttons related to our activities will be available at our Reference Desk while supplies last.  


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Summer Literacy Programs

Literacy on the Lawn - Summer 2021

Children’s Summer Reading Participation Information

Register Particpation information

Register for this year’s summer reading program online, in-person at the Children’s Reference Desk, or by downloading the Beanstack Tracker App.

Registration Bag Pick-up

Once registered, come pick up your summer reading bag! Bags will include program guides, a bookmark, a summer reading gameboard, instructions for participating in our program, and some fun prizes!

Log Reading to earn Tickets

Each book read or every 30 minutes read (for longer chapter books) can be logged in to the participant’s Beanstack account. Every five books earn a digital ticket to be submitted into a raffle to receive a prize of your choosing.

Earn Prizes Along the Way

Participants can earn prizes while they read! Children’s prizes are available for 5, 15, 25 books read (or 150, 450, 750 minutes)

  • 5 books/150 minutes: Wild Flour Bakery coupon, put your name on our reader wall
  • 15 books/450 minutes: Choice of a prize, Applebee’s coupon, Blackbird Bakery Co coupon
  • 25 books/750 minutes : Free book, Monster’s Hockey game, Dairy Queen ice cream

Completing the Program

Once all 25 books (750 minutes) have been read, participants can pick up their certificate, Cleveland Monsters Hockey coupon, Dairy Queen coupon, and a book from the library.

Enter Fun Contests

Check out our fun contests going on in the Children’s Department. Contests include a butterfly search-and-find, guess how many candy guppies in a jar, or name the fictional animal character. Winners will be selected at the end of summer. Good luck!


Teen Summer Reading

Get rewarded for reading this summer with Teen Summer Reading. Log in or create an account in Beanstack to get started. Read books and complete activity badges to earn raffle tickets for a variety of gift card prizes. Complete virtual badges and pick up matching buttons at the Reference Desk throughout the summer. 

Summer Reading Program Donations

Rocky River Public Library thanks the following for donations to this year’s Summer Reading Program. Thanks to their support, we are able to offer fabulous summer reading programming and prizes!

Bomba Taco Bar
Dairy Queen
Cleveland Monsters Hockey
Cleveland Seed Bank
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