2022 Summer Reading

Image of two children sitting on a fish, reading a book, carrying a flag that says "Read More!

Summer Reading Challenge for Adults

Complete challenges, get prizes!

The EPLS Adult Summer Reading Challenge is a bingo board with 24 challenges. Register for the summer reading challenge by filling out a registration slip in person at the library or signing up for the challenge on Beanstack.


1. After completing any 5 challenges, visit the library to receive a print book of your choice (subject to availability).

2. For every 5 challenges you complete, you can enter for a grand prize drawing (5 entries allowed).

3. Record your activities in Beanstack OR fill out an entry slip at the library by August 31 to enter the grand prize drawing.

Woman reading and dreaming of fish

Earlyliteracy-poster-spot-scaledSummer Reading Challenge for Youth

Read books, get prizes! 

Reading or listening to stories for 12 hours earns you:

  • A free book!*
  • An entry into the grand prize drawing!

Reading or listening for an additional 12 hours earns you both prizes* a second time!

Start keeping track of your reading time on the first day of summer vacation. Children and teens, from birth through grade 12 may participate. 

Book prizes available starting July 1.

(* While supplies last.)

Track your reading

This year there are several ways to keep track of your reading:

  1. Pick up a paper reading log or bingo card at the library starting June 1.
  2. Use Beanstack online: epls.beanstack.org.
  3. Download the Beanstack Tracker app from the app store (Apple or Google).

For more information about Summer Reading or our events, call Youth Services at 425-257-8030, Adult Services at 425-257-8000, or stop by the library.

Grand Prizes

Information coming soon!

(The drawing will occur after Labor Day, and winners notified by phone or email.)

Book Reviews

Looking for one more way to earn an entry into the grand prize drawing? Turn in a book review for an additional entry towards the Grand Prize!

Key Dates

  • June 1: First day to register for Summer Reading. 
  • June 11: Sing, dance, craft and read your way into a happy summer with the library at a Summer Reading Kick-off Party! Children's music legend Nancy Stewart performs at 11am at the Main Library and 3pm at the Evergreen Branch. All ages are welcome.  
  • August 31: Last day to log reading minutes or complete challenges.
  • September 15: Last day pick up your free books (while supplies last).

Calendar of Events

View upcoming programs at www.epls.org/calendar. Click on the event names to view the calendar listing for each event! Due to limited space or supplies, some programs require registration.

Virtual Events

Crowdcast - 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.

Go to the library's Crowdcast page www.crowdcast.io/everettpubliclibrary to see a list of upcoming events and author talks.  

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Annually, Friends of the Everett Public Library donates prizes and offer financial support for our reading challenges. They help us encourage kids and adults to keep reading and to stay active over the summer months.
Friends of the Library

This year's Grand Prizes donated by: 

Peninsular Lodge #95 F & AM