Summer Reading Program 2023

Bee a Reader

Bee a reader during this summer's Summer Reading Program at the Elyria Public Library. Join us for a season of books, pages, programming, and more!  We are excited to offer a summer reading program for every age where you can BEE YOU! Everyone can find something to enjoy this summer at the Elyria Public Library!

Registration for Summer Reading begins now through Beanstack

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Summer Reading Program 2023
All Together Now | Bee a Reader
May 30 - August 5



Step 1. Register | This year, we have three registration options.

  • Option 1: Register online through Beanstack. Online registration opens now; however logging will not being until May 30. If you already have a Beanstack account, there is no need to create a new one. Just log in to your account, to join the "Bee a Reader" Summer Reading Program.
  • Option 2: Visit any EPLS location to register in person.
  • Option 3: Call any EPLS location to register via phone.  

Step 2. Track your Reading | The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

  • Kids and Teen participants may track their reading via paper log which can be picked up at any EPL location. 
    • Adults can fill out a reading ticket upon completion of reading a book. Tickets can be found at any EPL location.
  • Participants of all ages may track their reading online via Beanstack, beginning May 30, 2023. Online participants will earn badges. The more you read, the more badges you will earn. 
  • Child and teen participants have set goals to complete their summer reading challenge. 
    • Littles ( 0 - 5) | Read 5 hours.
    • Children (6 - 12) | Read 10 hours. 
    • Teens (12 - 17) | Read 10 hours. 

Step 3. Have Fun! | Relax and enjoy your summer with a good book in your hands. Remember to visit the library for reading materials along with special events through the summer. See our calendar of events.



Littles | Our youngest patrons can earn entries for the grand prizes.

  • 5 Hours | Earn a grand prize reading entry for:
    • Splash Pad Sprinkler
    • Baby Hair Clips
    • Fire Truck Jumbo Jigsaw Puzzle
    • Big Coloring Book
    • Crayola Crayons Bin
    • Plush Animal Travel Bag
      • Children can earn a maximum of 5 entries.
      • Don't forget to register for the Kindergarten Reading Challenge via Beanstack as well; we challenge you to read 1000 books before your little one begins Kindergarten!

Children | Kids can earn entries for the grand prizes.

  • 10 Hours | Earn a grand prize reading entry for:
    • $25 Target Gift Card
    • $25 Lego Gift Card
    • Cleveland Aquarium Tickets (4 pack)
    • Magnetic Tiles
    • Wilson Basketball
    • Wilson Football
    • Nail Stickers Set
    • Rocket Water Toy
      • Children can earn a maximum of 10 entries.

Teens | Teens can earn entries for the grand prizes.

  • 10 Hours | Earn a grand prize entry for:
    • Dungeons & Dragons Essential Kit
    • Bullet Journaling Bundle
    • Record Player
    • Mystery Squishmallow
    • 12" Ring Light and Tripod
    • Game Night In Bundle
      • Teens can earn a maximum of 10 entries.

Adults | The more you read, the more chance you have at winning a prize.

  • For every book read, you earn a grand prize entry for:
    • Platterful Standard Bundle Trio
    • Lenovo M7 Generation 3 Tablet
    • Gym Supplies Bundle
    • Coffee Basket Bundle


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