Tails and Tales
June 1 – July 31, 2021
Join the Reading Challenge
Preregister beginning May 1 with Beanstack for one of three summer challenges:
- Tweens + Teens
Log reading and activities to unlock digital badges, story recommendations, and for adults a free one year membership to Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.
Win books and cool technology-based prizes in this year’s reading challenge when you:
- Log your reading between June 1 and July 31, 2021.
- Attend select live virtual events this summer.
- Complete the photo challenge between July 6 – July 16, 2021.
By registering for summer reading, participants of all ages will have a chance to win tech prizes including Bluetooth speakers, cameras, gaming consoles, headphones, robotics, and tablets.
Use this year’s theme Tails and Tales to stage a photo reading a book with a land animal – this may include a pet or stuffed animal – and post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter between July 6 and July 16, 2021. When you post, include the hashtag #HCPLC21Summer and title of the book.
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Sign up in the Beanstack Tracker or using the Beanstack mobile app.
- New users will need to set up an account. A valid email address is required.
- Returning users can log in with their existing account information and sign up for the summer reading challenge.
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Tails and Tales
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