The Chelsea District Library is proud to present the 2021 online Summer Reading Program. With reading challenges for every age, from babies and toddlers to adults, you can make this year your best summer of reading yet!

This year's Summer Reading theme is Reading Colors Your World, and CDL staff encourage you to read widely and diversely this year as you log your reading hours and complete fun activities.

Information about our program can be found below along with registration links. Need help? Call 734-475-8732 ext 219 OR email

All Ages Summer Reading Program

All Ages Register Here

NEW!! Register by June 10 at 11:59pm to be eligible for our Registration Prize drawings.

  • The prize for each age group includes a water bottle plus gift card to a local store: Kitty Face (kids), Secret Crisis Comics (teens) and USArtQuest (adults).
  • Follow the instructions below to register for Summer Reading and you will automatically be entered in the Registration drawings.

This year, all ages of readers can sign up for Summer Reading online.

  • Click the registration button above. You can pre-register starting May 15th, but books and activities logged won't count until June 10th.
  • Create one account for the whole family, then add individual readers.
  • 2021 sign-up tutorial coming soon! (Check out this video tutorial from 2020 for a good overview in the meantime).
  • If you used Beanstack last summer or over the winter, you already have an account! Simply login using the button above, and click the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge to register.

How does the Summer Reading Game work?

  • Adults, teens, and children will register for age appropriate summer reading challenges.
  • Read, read, read to earn badges and win prizes, including a book of your choice.
  • In addition to reading badge prizes, earn tickets for the Grand Prize Drawings of your choice!
  • Earn extra tickets for our Grand Prize Drawings by completing activity badges that include virtual and safe, limited contact activities at home, in your neighborhood, and throughout Chelsea.
  • Watch this video tutorial for logging your books!

Win Amazing Grand Prizes!

  • Youth Grand Prizes:  An Aberdeen Bike Gift card, a Fairy Garden kit, a family membership to Greenfield Village, and more!
  • Teen Grand Prizes: A Target gift card, a Dungeons & Dragons prize pack, musical instrument kit, and much more!
  • Adult Grand Prizes: $50 gift cards to local Chelsea businesses such as the Common Grill, BBQ 52, the Garden Mill, and more!
  • Check out this video tutorial for assigning your tickets to the Grand Prize drawings in Beanstack!
  • Grand Prize winners will be announced after  July 31. View the entire Grand Prize lineup through Beanstack.

Dates to Know 

  • Thursday, June 10 | Summer Reading begins! Pre-register the whole family by June 10 at 11:59pm to be eligible for the Registration Prize Drawings.
  • Tuesday, June 15 | Explorer Kits for Kids and Teens available for pickup outside the library. Packed with CDL sunglasses, nature crafts, explorer equipment like compasses and magnifying glasses, and more surprises!
  • July 31 | Summer Reading Program ends. Enter all tickets into the Grand Prize Drawings (in Beanstack) by 11:59pm (see video tutorial for instructions).

Thank You to Our 2021 Summer Reading Program Sponsors and Donors!