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Summer Library Challenge

June 1-August 1, 2022

Westlake Porter Public Library is challenging all ages to read or listen to books each day this summer!

 

Beanstack is a digital tool to track your reading and other library challenges throughout the year!

Sign up for Beanstack once and track your progress year after year. You can sign up the whole family and track not only your own reading but your kids' progress in 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, the Myrna Chelko Early Literacy Initiative and more.

Download the Beanstack Tracker app to keep up with your reading on the go on your favorite mobile device.

Beanstack logoGo to the Apple App StoreGo to the Google Play Store

Play the Challenge

Summer Library Challenge log/game board thumbnailStarting June 1 record each day that you read. After you complete 20 days of reading (they do not need to be consecutive) tackle an adventure. Once your adventure is complete, stop by the library to pick-up your reward and get your entry into the grand prize raffle!

Don’t stop there! Keep reading and after you complete 40 days of reading and another adventure, stop by the library to pick-up your completion reward and receive 2 more entries for the grand prize raffle!

The Summer Library Challenge is open to all ages!

  • For kids up to Kindergarten age we recommend 5-10 minutes per day
  • For kids in grades 1-6 we recommend 20 minutes per day
  • For adults, teens and kids in grades 7+ we recommend 30 minutes per day
  • Any amount of reading counts!

A bonus of 20 extra reading days will earn you up to 4 more grand prize raffle entries and each additional adventure completed earns 1 extra entry per adventure to the grand prize raffle (up to 28 more entries!). Bonus entries are logged on Beanstack only.

Follow the Adventure

Choose two adventures to complete during the Summer Library Challenge after 20 days and 40 days. After you've finished the Challenge, you can earn one extra entry per bonus adventure to the grand prize raffle (up to 28 more entries!).

  1. Adventure #1Take a book to the beach.
  2. Check out a movie based on a book you’ve read.
  3. Explore the Metroparks® trails (however you’re able).
  4. Visit a park.
  5. Visit the StoryWalk at Westlake Rec Center.
  6. Attend an in-person library program.
  7. Read a genre you don’t usually read (i.e., comics or nonfiction).
  8. Go for a bike ride.
  9. Read a book and write a haiku about it.
  10. Find a celebrity with your birthday and watch a movie or TV show starring them.
  11. Read a book with a red cover.
  12. Check out a book on a craft that interests you.
  13. Read a book with an animal on the cover.
  14. Make a recipe from a cookbook.
  15. Use ancestry databases to find out your great-great-great grandfather’s name.
  16. Read a book you own but haven’t read.
  17. Take a course on LinkedIn Learning about something that interests you.
  18. Watch a documentary on Kanopy.
  19. Listen to an audiobook with the Libby app.
  20. Do a take-home craft program.
  21. Come see a “Movie Under the Stars” at WPPL.
  22. Perform a Random Act of Kindness.
  23. Read a graphic novel about a person without superpowers.
  24. Use one of the Maker Stations.
  25. Using the city directories, find the phone number of someone who lived here in the 1950s (it will start with letters!).
  26. Check out material on learning, or in, a world language.
  27. Make a comment on a WPPL social media video.
  28. Share a WPPL blog post.
  29. Watch the sunrise or sunset.
  30. Take a picture of a wild animal.
Claim the Rewards

Half-way prizes are available beginning June 20. Final prizes are available beginning July 10.

All prizes are subject to availability while supplies last.

Teens in grades 7-12 who complete 40 days of reading will be invited to the Teen Lock-In on August 5 from 7-9 pm.

Grand Prize Raffle Entries must be entered by 9pm on August 1. Grand prize raffles will be drawn on August 2 and winners will be notified by library staff. All rewards must be picked-up no later than August 15.

Summer Library Challenge Off the Beaten Path

Join us at blogs.westlakelibrary.org for info about books, movies, crafts, and much more! There's something to interest everyone.

Upcoming events
Thu, Aug 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Porter Room

Sat, Aug 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Storytime Room

Sat, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Porter Room
This event is full

Sun, Aug 21, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Craft Room

Mon, Aug 22, 9:00am - 9:00pm
This event is full

Mon, Aug 22, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Technology Training Lab
This event is full

Tue, Aug 23, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room

Thu, Aug 25, 10:00am - 11:30am
Technology Training Lab
Registration opens Thursday, August 18 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 25, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover Room

Fri, Aug 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room

Sat, Aug 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Saturday, August 20 2022 at 9:00am

Sun, Aug 28, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Storytime Room

Tue, Aug 30, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Porter Room

Wed, Aug 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Porter Room

Wed, Aug 31, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dover Room

Thu, Sep 01, 1:00pm - 7:30pm
Porter Room

Fri, Sep 02, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Friday, August 26 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Sep 03, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Saturday, August 27 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 06, 9:00am - 9:00pm
Registration opens Tuesday, August 30 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, August 30 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, August 30 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 06, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, August 30 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 06, 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, August 30 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dover Room

Tue, Sep 06, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room

Wed, Sep 07, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Wednesday, August 31 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 07, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room

Wed, Sep 07, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room

Wed, Sep 07, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Wednesday, August 31 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Thursday, September 1 2022 at 9:00am

Rescheduled
Thu, Sep 08, 10:00am - 11:30am
New date Thursday, September 15, 10:00am - 11:30am

Thu, Sep 08, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Thursday, September 1 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Zoom Programming 1
Registration opens Thursday, September 1 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Craft Room

Thu, Sep 08, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room

Fri, Sep 09, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dover Room

Fri, Sep 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dover Room

Fri, Sep 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Reading Garden
Registration opens Friday, September 2 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Sep 10, 9:30am - 10:00am
Dover Room

Sat, Sep 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Saturday, September 3 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Sep 10, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dover Room

Sat, Sep 10, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Craft Room
Registration opens Saturday, September 3 2022 at 9:00am

Sun, Sep 11, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Youth Services

Sun, Sep 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Sunday, September 4 2022 at 9:00am

Mon, Sep 12, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Porter Room

Mon, Sep 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room

Mon, Sep 12, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Technology Training Lab
Registration opens Monday, September 5 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 6 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 6 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Tuesday, September 6 2022 at 9:00am

Tue, Sep 13, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Storytime Room

Tue, Sep 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room,Zoom Programming 2

Tue, Sep 13, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Dover Room

Wed, Sep 14, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Wednesday, September 7 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Wednesday, September 7 2022 at 9:00am

Wed, Sep 14, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Porter Room

Wed, Sep 14, 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Wednesday, September 7 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 15, 9:30am - 10:00am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Thursday, September 8 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 15, 10:00am - 11:30am
Registration opens Thursday, September 8 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 15, 10:15am - 10:45am
Storytime Room
Registration opens Thursday, September 8 2022 at 9:00am

Thu, Sep 15, 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Technology Training Lab

Thu, Sep 15, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Thursday, September 8 2022 at 9:00am

Fri, Sep 16, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Storytime Room
Registration opens Friday, September 9 2022 at 9:00am

Sat, Sep 17, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Art Festival 2021 with logo

Join us on Saturday, July 30, from 10 am-5 pm for the Westlake-Bay Village Rotary Art Festival featuring dozens of artists, food and drink, and music throughout the day. Park next-door at Westlake Elementary School.

Summer Library Challenge prizes provided by ...


Friends of Porter Public Library logo Cleveland Monsters hockey team logo Cleveland Charge basketball team logoLake County Captains baseball team logo Graeter's Ice Cream logo  Westlake Teachers' Association