Summer Reading for Teens

slide teen summer reading party, Saturday August 7th from 3 to 4:30pm for ages 11 to 17

Teen Summer Reading Party

Saturday, August 7th, 3:00-4:30pm @ The Jones Library (under the tent!)

The teen summer reading challenge is coming to an end on Saturday, August 7th! Join us under the tent on the Jones Library lawn to celebrate from 3pm to 4:30pm. There will be summer reading prizes, fun times, and light refreshments! 

Note: it's not too late to register for the teen summer reading challenge. Sign up before 8/7 to be considered for any of the prizes (even if you register today, hours read since June 26th still count). Keep reading below for more info on this year's teen summer reading challenge.

teen summer reading 2021
The Jones Library is excited to present our 2021 summer reading program — Tails and Tales!

Readers aged 11 to 17 are encouraged to participate in the teen program. Whether you're reading at home, listening to an audiobook, reading with friends, or reading on vacation, you can track the time you spend reading and earn a prize.

This year our program will be virtual! Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit
  2. Register! Beanstack will assign a Challenge based on age.
  3. Read!
  4. Log the minutes you read! This can be done daily or periodically.
  5. Earn Badges! Have fun! Win prizes!

This year’s completion goal is reading a total of 30 hours between June 26th and August 7th. Teens who read and log at least 30 hours before August 7th will be automatically entered into the Grand Prize drawing.

There will also be weekly participation prize drawings! All Teens who participate in the Challenge and earn any badges will be automatically entered. The more badges you've earned, the better your chance of winning!

Badges can be earned by logging reading time, reviewing books, and completing certain activities.

Reading badges are awarded for reading 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 hours. At 30 hours you will also receive a Completion badge. But you can keep reading and earn bonus reading badges for 40, 50, and 100 hours!

Review badges are awarded for writing 1, 3, and 5 book reviews!

Activity badges are awarded for completing certain actions. Some activity badges may require doing all of the tasks listed while another may only require doing one on the list. Some of the badges you can earn are: Ask a Librarian, Digital Resources Explorer, Social Media Wizard, and more!

If you have questions, please contact us by calling 413-259-3091 or emailing

Thanks to the Friends of the Jones Libraries for supporting the Teen Summer Reading Program!