Everett Public Library challenges kids and teens to read for 24 hours this summer. Listening to reading counts too! We host free, fun activities that keep everyone learning and reading, from June to August.
2021 Summer Reading Changes
This year there are several ways to keep track of your reading. You can log your reading using:
Print or pick-up a paper reading log at the library starting June 1.
Everett Public Library is working hard to provide entertaining and enriching activities to keep your family active all summer long! Since we are not able to host in-person events, we’ve adapted a variety of events for live streaming or on-demand viewing, plus some fun take and make activities.
Our online calendar will be updated throughout the summer, so be sure to check back often for updates!
June 1: First day to register for Summer Reading. Begin recording minutes when school is out for the summer.
August 31: Last day to log reading minutes.
Logged minutes after this date in Beanstack will not count toward prizes or virtual badges.
September 15: Last day to submit a form claiming your free book (while supplies last) for reading for 24 hours.
October 15: Last day to pick up summer reading prize.
Track Your Minutes
To earn a free book, be sure to log your reading minutes! Starting June 1, you can download a printable reading log, pick up a reading log from the library, or log your minutes in our digital tracking service, Beanstack.
Remember, listening to reading also counts!
Book prizes will be available for pickup starting July 1, 2021! Once you’ve logged 24 hours of reading, come to the library to choose your prize books*.
*While supplies last.
View your library’s Summer Schedule
View upcoming programs at www.epls.org/calendar. Click on the event names to view the calendar listing for each event!
The library hosts many of its virtual events on Crowdcast, a live video platform for our author talks and online classes. It is a great way for us to offer a variety of programs and stay connected with everyone. Crowdcast also creates an archive of our past events, so you can watch them real time or as a replay after the fact.
You can find the official YouTube channel of the Everett Public Library at epls.org/YouTube. Watch our virtual storytimes, book recommendations or Book Bites, Create@home videos, and NW Room Podcasts here.
Thank you to our partner!
Annually, Friends of the Everett Public Library donates prizes and offer financial support for our reading challenges. They help us encourage kids to keep reading and to stay active over the summer months.