Summer Reading


READ. LOG. WIN! Join us as we celebrate kindness, friendship, and our communities. It's amazing what we can achieve when we work together! Visit the library throughout the summer for fun events and prizes--all ages are welcome in our 2023 Summer Reading Program.

How to Sign Up

You can sign up online using Beanstack HERE or contact your local library branch.

Don't Know What To Read Next?

THESE LISTS (Libguide)  have been created by Worcester County Library staff to help you discover all of our wonderful books. Sign up for our Summer Reading Program to log your reading and complete fun challenges. Not sure what to read? Looking for some fun and informative books? Check out these lists! If you need more suggestions, be sure to stop by your local branch to see our themed displays or get assistance from your friendly librarian.

How to Earn Prizes

Log the books you read and complete activities on Beanstack to earn virtual badges, entries in the grand prize raffle, and small prizes that you can pick up at your local library branch. You also have the option of recording your progress on a game board that you can pick up at any Worcester County Library branch, or you will be able to download the appropriate game board (at the bottom of this page).

Grand Prize Drawing

Every badge you earn during Summer Reading earns you an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing! The grand prize for every age group at each branch will be one box of the mystery squishmallows and a family pass to the MD State Parks.

"All Together Now" Summer Reading Shirt (For 0-18 years)

This amazing Summer Reading Tee can be yours! All you have to do is complete the three activity badges: Friends Forever, Community Connection and Cool To Be Kind in Beanstack or on your paper log!

Summer Reading Events

Click the image below to view our digital Summer Events Book!  Events are also listed HERE.

Adult Summer Reading Prizes

Sign up for Summer Reading and stop by your local library branch to receive a FREE book light (while supplies last). Log the books you read and participate in activities to be entered to win gift certificates or the grand prize, a tote bag filled with goodies!

Game Boards

For those who prefer to track your Summer Reading progress via paper. Please make sure to use the appropriate game board for your Summer Reader.

*Note: If you're using a paper Summer Reading game board, make sure that you register with your local library branch.