Welcome to the 2023 Adult Summer Reading Challenge!
The best incentive you’ll find for sitting down with a few great books this summer!
Here’s how it works:
- Registration begins June 26, 2023
- Sign up online by using Beanstack or in person at the Reference Desk
Click here for instructions on how to sign up with and use Beanstack.
2. Read and Review Books
- Once you have registered, you can start submitting Book Reviews! You can submit reviews online by signing up with Beanstack. You may also submit a Paper Review at the Reference Desk.
- Read as much as you can! Each Book Review submitted June 26 – August 11, 2023 will count as one entry into the Weekly Raffle (for the week submitted) as well as one entry to the Grand Prize Raffle at the end of the program.
- E-books, audiobooks, and print books are all acceptable!
- Submit 5 or more reviews throughout the course of the program to earn one additional entry to the Grand Prize Raffle!
To participate in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge you must be 18 or older, have a library card, and enjoy books! For more information, stop by Reference Desk, email us at [email protected] or call 401-847-8720 x208.
Summer Reading Bingo
This year, you can participate in an optional Bingo activity! Complete a Bingo on the card to earn an additional entry into the Grand Prize Raffle drawing at the end of the program. Click here for a printable Bingo card, or stop by the Reference Desk to pick one up.
The activity must be emailed or turned in to the Reference department no later than August 11th. Limit one entry per participant.
Summer Reading Raffles
Weekly Raffles will be drawn each Monday during the course of the program. Participants will gain one entry into the Weekly Raffle for each review submitted during the previous week. Winners will be notified via email or phone call.
The Grand Prize Raffle winner and two runners-up will be drawn the week of August 14th.
Weekly Prize: A voucher to the Friends Bookstore.
Grand Prize: A $75.00 gift certificate to Moore Blooms in Middletown, RI.
Two (2) Grand Prize Runners-Up: A $50.00 gift certificate to Island Books in Middletown, RI.
Prizes must be picked up physically at the Library and cannot be mailed or delivered.
Have an AWESOME Summer and happy reading!
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Local support for the Summer Reading Challenge is provided by the Friends of the Newport Public Library.