2024 Summer Reading

Summer Reading Challenge 2024: Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Challenge Dates: June 22 - August 17
Preregistration: June 1

Welcome to Tacoma Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge 2024! We’re delighted to have readers of all ages join us. This year’s theme is “Adventure Begins at Your Library!” 

You can use a virtual or paper activity 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 activity log, you may download and print one, or stop by any library to pick one up. Complete 25 activities to finish the challenge. 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. When you complete the challenge you'll receive a completion prize and be entered into a grand prize raffle.

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 Challenge and pick up prizes is Saturday, August 17. 

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


Tracking Reading with Beanstack or A Paper Activity Log

There are two ways to track your reading and activities this summer. Once you create a Beanstack account or pickup/download an activity log, 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 finish the challenge and earn prizes this summer. For more information on using Beanstack, visit our Beanstack FAQs.
  • The second way to track your progress is to visit a l, opens a new windowibrary to request a paper activity log. You can also download and print activity logs from home! Complete 25 activities to complete the challenge. 


When you've completed your Beanstack or paper activity log, 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 17. You will also be entered into a grand prize raffle. The winners will be announced before August 31.

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.

Summer Reading Lists

ALSC SRC Birth-Preschool




Activity Log Booklists and Helpful Links

Coming Soon

Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors!

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