2022 Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge 2022: Oceans of Possibilities

The 2022 Summer Reading Challenge has ended. Please check back in June 2023 for information about the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge.

Challenge Dates: June 4 - August 13

Welcome to Tacoma Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge 2022! We’re delighted to have readers of all ages join us. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities!” 

You can use a virtual or paper reading log to track your progress. Log your reading and activities on a computer or mobile device with Beanstack, opens a new window. If you would like to use a paper log download and print one here, or stop by any branch to pick one up. Find the Reading Log for your age level and fill it in by reading and completing fun activities. Books, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, and audiobooks can all be used to meet the reading requirements.  

Stop by any library for a sign-up prize when you’ve started the challenge. You’ll also receive a prize when you are finished!  

You can check out books and more from any of our eight locations. You can also access digital reading materials with your library card by using the Overdrive/Libby, and hoopla apps! Find everything you need to know about downloading and using these free apps on our A-Z Resources Page. The last day to complete the Summer Reading Club is August 13, and the last day to pick up prizes is Wednesday, August 31. 

Thank you for joining Summer Reading Challenge with TPL this summer! 


Tracking Reading with Beanstack or a Reading Log

There are two ways to track your reading and activities this summer. Once you create a Beanstack account or pickup/download a Reading Log, make sure to stop by a branch to pickup your signup prize.


When you've completed your Beanstack or paper Reading Log, stop by a branch to collect your completion prize. Prizes are available while supplies last. The last day to complete the challenge is Saturday, August 13. The last day for Beanstack users to pickup prizes is Wednesday, August 31.

Summer Reading Events

Programs and activities will be offered in a variety of formats:

  • In Person Programs- Masks are currently required inside meeting rooms.
  • Outdoor Programs
  • Live Virtual Programs Using Zoom 
  • Program Kits 
  • & More! - See our Featured Activities, opens a new window below for more ways to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge.

Upcoming SRC Events

Upcoming Program Kits

Featured Activities

Special Events and Performances

Special Events and Performances

Join Tacoma Public Library for some extra special performances and community partner events, all summer long!

Sea Creature Creation Station

Sea Creature Creation Station

Create your own brand new species of fish, add some eyes, maybe some teeth! We'd love to add your creation to our display!


Tacoma Public Library Storytimes

Join us for stories and songs in a live storytime. Many days and times are offered. Take a look and see which one is best for you!

Seal Skeleton

Seal Skeleton

Come visit our traveling display of a real seal skeleton made up of approximately 250 individual bones!

Staff Picks

Sea Stories -- Oceans Of Possibilities

Surf's Up--Oceans of Possibilities

Beach Reads--Oceans of Possibilities

Books To Read Before Kindergarten

Picture Book Staff Picks

Kid's Books Staff Picks

Teen Staff Picks

Graphic Novels For Beginning Readers

For more Tacoma Public Library staff picks, visit:

Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors!

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