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Summer Reading 2022

Summer Reading is here and there is a program for everyone:
Rising K-5th Grades and Pre-School | Rising 6th-12th Grades | Adults

Register now and track your reading/activities through Beanstack!

Getting started for all ages and programs

  • Go to newcanaanlibrary.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack app on your smartphone (Apple App Store | Google Play Store)
  • If you participated in our summer reading last year, log in with your account or reset your password if you’ve forgotten it; do not create a new account!
  • If you have not participated with us on Beanstack before, click the blue button “register an individual or family” to get started.
  • You will create one account for your entire family. It will ask for the account creator’s (parent’s) information first, then for each child.
  • Enter the grade level and school your child will be entering in the Fall of 2022.
  • Watch this video if you need a tutorial!


Pre-School & Rising K-5th Grades

June 13 – August 29. Summer is here at last–and it’s a Summer of MysterREAD! Are you brave enough to try something new? Read books, complete activities, and record them online to earn badges and prizes. Browse the badge gallery to see this summer’s creations!
Pre-School & Rising K-5th Grades: Register here
Download your badge list here!
Upcoming Events for Kids
Suggested books for early readers (entering K-1st)
Suggested books for middle readers (entering 1st-2nd)
Suggested books for older readers (entering 3rd-4th grade)
Suggested books for readers entering 5th-6th grade
Visit our Books for Kids page for more book recommendations and school reading lists

Rising 6th – 12th Grades

June 13 – August 29. Join the fun with programs, activity kit drops, and chances for prizes throughout the summer!
Rising 6th – 12th Grades: Register here
Sign Up for the Weekly Teen Summer Newsletter Here!


Adults -18 years old and up!

Welcome to a summer of international intrigue! “Passport to Mystery & Mayhem” is our 2022 Adult Summer Reading Challenge, and we aim to fill your summer with thrills, chills, and lots of sleuthing. From traditional ‘who done its’ and spy capers to crime noir and true crime, we have something for everyone. Don’t love the mystery genre? NO worries – ‘mayhem” covers a lot of territory, so readers of romance, historical fiction, literary fiction, and all genres will find great choices on our lists! Or pick titles of your own; it’s all for the love of reading. Here is how the program works: The challenge kicks off on June 15th and ends on September 6. Those who sleuth across the globe by reading 8 books or more – either from the different regions OR from any single region – are eligible for a prize at the conclusion of the challenge. Simply log your books into the text box, claim your badge, and move on to your next book! Register now to win a free journal (while supplies last).

Adults: Register here
Booklists here