The 2024 Summer Reading theme is Adventure Begins at Your Library! With reading challenges for every age, from babies and toddlers to adults, you can make this year your best summer of reading yet.

Information & sign-up opportunities about our program are coming soon! For now, mark your calendars to join us on the library lawn on June 7 for fun and games to kick off the summer reading program!

Need help? Stop into the library, call 734-475-8732 ext 209, OR email ref@chelseadistrictlibrary.org.

Using a phone or mobile device? Add the Beanstack App from Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store. Checkout this quick tutorial on how to use the app for summer reading and more.

All Ages Summer Reading Program

Registration

  • If you participated in the 2020, 2021, 2022, or 2023 Summer Reading Program online, or if you participate in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, you already have a Beanstack account! Click the orange button above to sign in using the same email and password. Update you family members' age/grade information, then add the appropriate 2024 Reading Challenge.
  • Never participated? Click the orange button above and follow the prompts to create an account. You can pre-register starting May 15, but books and activities logged won't count until June 7.
  • Create one account for the whole family, then add individual readers.
  • Need help? Call 734-475-8732 x209. You can also view this video tutorial from 2020 for a good overview of the process.

How does the Summer Reading Program work?

  • Adults, teens, and children will register for age appropriate summer reading challenges. Everyone, including babies and toddlers, can participate!
  • 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 fun activities in the library, at home, and throughout Chelsea.
  • Watch this 2021 video tutorial for logging your books! Note: Adults and babies/toddlers (Listeners) log the number of books read. Kids (Readers) and Teens log the number of hours read.

Win Amazing Grand Prizes!

  • Youth Grand Prizes:  Coming Soon!
  • Teen Grand Prizes: Coming Soon!
  • Adult Grand Prizes: Coming Soon!
  • Check out this 2021 video tutorial for assigning your tickets to the Grand Prize drawings in Beanstack.
  • Grand Prize winners will be announced after July 24. View the entire Grand Prize lineup through Beanstack.

Dates to Know 

  • Friday, June 7 | Summer Reading begins! Join us for Kickoff to pick up your Reading Log and party on the Library Lawn!
  • Wednesday, July 24 | Summer Reading Finale with Magician Cameron Zvara and frozen treats!
  • Wednesday, July 24 | Summer Reading Program ends. Enter all tickets into the Grand Prize Drawings (in Beanstack) by 11:59pm.
  • Friday, July 26 | Teen Summer Reading Finale – By invitation only!

Thank You to Our 2024 Summer Reading Program Sponsors and Prize Donors!

Gold

Silver and Bronze

Prize Donor