Explore familiar stories, discover new favorites, and earn prizes for what you already love to do: reading! Get in on the fun by signing up for Long Beach Public Library (LBPL) reading challenges.
- Register for a Beanstack account online or pick up a reading log at any LBPL location.
- Join a reading challenge (or two)!
- Log your reading, activities, and write book reviews.
- Earn badges and redeem prizes at any LBPL location.
- Download the Beanstack mobile app to make tracking your reading even easier.
For more information, watch a tutorial on how to use Beanstack.
50 Book Challenge
Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2024
Read 50 books in 2024 and log them using Beanstack. Pick books from our challenge list in the Activity Badges tab or choose any book you like. You can even write reviews!
Dive Into Learning
Got a little one ages 0 to 5? Join Dive Into Learning, our early learning program, at the Long Beach Public Library. Dive Into Learning encourages families to read 1,000 books with their children before they enter kindergarten, provides activities and workshops to get little ones ready for school, and supports caregivers as their children’s first teachers.
Summer Reading Program
The annual Summer Reading Program (SRP) invites readers of all ages to read, complete activities, and enjoy special events and programs at all 12 LBPL locations. Earn prizes for every 5 days you read, with extra awards for completing SRP activities and writing book reviews.
Winter Reading Challenge
Cozy up on the couch and dive into a winter reading adventure with the Library! Kids who complete 5 of the 10 books in the challenge will a prize, while those who conquer 10 books will earn a special prize and qualify to enter a raffle for the grand prizes.