Memorial Hall Library

Summer Reading 2024

read renew repeat

June 17 to August 17, 2024

Help us reach our community goal of 600,000 minutes of reading this summer!

This year's Summer Reading theme is "Read, Renew, Repeat," about conservation which focuses on protecting endangered species, restoring habitats and ecosystems, and protecting biodiversity. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Memorial Hall Library, we are able to present our 2024 Summer Reading Challenges through a mobile app and website called Beanstack! We've used Beanstack for the past few years and enjoy the ease with which patrons can track their reading and prizes.

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Beanstack is a free mobile app you can install on a smartphone or tablet or access through your browser on a computer. It allows you to participate in reading challenges through Memorial Hall Library. Like every year, we have programs set up for children, teens, and adults, and those programs are being run through Beanstack this year. When you follow the links to Beanstack, you'll first create an account (which can be used for future challenges) and then you'll see what Reading Challenges you can sign up for at this time. If you get lost or need help, please feel free to contact us. 

We've made some videos on how to use Beanstack:

Children:
Preschool to grade 5

  • Our goal is for kids to read 1,000 minutes this summer! Kids who read at least 1,000 minutes by August 17 will be entered for a chance to win a giant Squishmallow!
  • Each week, kids who read at least 100 minutes can come in to the Children's Room and pick out a jibbitz charm for the bracelet we provide or for their Crocs!
  • Keep an eye out on Main St for our mascot Reginald the corgi - enter his location on Beanstack each week for a chance to win more prizes!
  • Check out the calendar for more fun like gaming events, special performances, hands-on activities, and stories on the road at some of our favorite places in town!

Teens:
Grades 6-12

  • Our goal is for teens to read 10 hours (600 minutes) this summer and once they do so, they will receive a scratch ticket to win from our selection of prizes which include mini Squishmallows, candy, fidgets, gift cards, and more!
  • The more teens read, the more prizes they can earn. With each additional 10 hours (600 minutes) teens read, they can receive another scratch ticket.

Adults:
Ages 18+

  • Our adult reading goal is 10 hours (600 minutes) this summer.
  • Earn virtual badges for reading and writing reviews. 
  • Adults who log 10 hours (or more) of reading will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a local gift card.

 

Summer Reading Lists for Andover Schools

Take a look at these suggested summer reading lists made by APS school staff. The lists include links to our physical copies as well as digital copies where applicable:

Thank you to our Summer Reading Sponsors!

The Massachusetts Statewide Summer Library Program, “Read Renew Repeat" is funded by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. All Memorial Hall Library programming is sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library.

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