2023 Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge 2023: All Together Now

The 2023 Summer Reading Challenge has ended. Please check back in June 2024 for information about the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge.

Challenge Dates: June 20 - August 12
Preregistration: June 1

Welcome to Tacoma Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge 2023! We’re delighted to have readers of all ages join us. This year’s theme is “All Together Now!” 

You can use a virtual or paper Bingo Card 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 Bingo Card download and print one here, or stop by any branch to pick one up. Find the Bingo Card 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 and pick up prizes is Saturday, August 12. 

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


Tracking Reading with Beanstack or a Bingo Card

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

  • Sign up for a Beanstack account through the website or the app and add your family members so everyone can participate. Track your reading and complete activities to fill in your Bingo card and earn prizes this summer. For more information on using Beanstack, visit our Beanstack FAQs.


When you've completed your Beanstack or paper Bingo Card, stop by a branch to collect your completion prize. Prizes are available while supplies last. The last day to complete the challenge and pick up your prizes is Saturday, August 12. 

Summer Reading Events

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

  • In Person Programs
  • 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 extra special performances and community partner events, all summer long!

Creation Station

Summer Reading Creation Station

Visit any library branch to make your own creation. There will be a unique craft adventure at each branch!


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!

Community Partners

Community Partner Events

Join us for these fun activities presented by our community partners.

Staff Picks

ALSC SRC Birth-Preschool




Picture Book SRC

Kid's Books Staff Picks

Teen Staff Picks

Graphic Novels For Beginning Readers

Bingo Square Booklists

SRC Bingo List

SRC Bingo List

SRC Bingo List

SRC Bingo List

For more Tacoma Public Library staff picks, visit:

Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors!

Back to Top