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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Ontario City Library’s Summer Reading Challenge!

Reading inspires lifelong learning and we want to keep adults, teens, children and babies engaged in reading throughout their lives. 

We use an online service, Beanstack, where you can register for our reading programs, log the time you spend reading, explore curated book lists and recommendations, earn virtual badges for completing activities and earn prizes.

About the Summer Reading Program

You are never too old or too young to develop a love for reading. Reading magazines, eBooks, listening to audiobooks, or doing any of those things aloud as a family all count as a part of our program. Register today and help us reach our goal of 3,500 readers! 

How it works

  1. Register for an account here
  2. Read at least one hour per week
  3. Log your minutes and activities on our website
  4. Visit the library once a week to collect your prize


About Beanstack 

Beanstack is an online service provided to you by the Ontario City Library that offers an innovative new way to connect you with books and educational reading activities that match each person’s interests, age and reading level.  It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account. Beanstack is available 24/7 through your computer or mobile device.


Summer Reading Challenge Programs:

Lunch at the Library
Monday, June 4 – July 27 11:30a - 1:30p FREE for ages 1-18
Ovitt Family Community Library

Kick off Events:

Dino Encounters:
Step back in time to learn about prehistoric earth and early life as was developed by our dino friends.
Colony High Branch Library: Monday, June 4 at 6pm
Kick off the summer by joining the Summer Reading Challenge and enjoy a funny performance with magician Arty Loon
Ovitt Family Community Library: Tuesday, June 5 at 6pm (event at Ontario Senior Center)
Teen Summer Reading Challenge Kick off!  Get ready to start the summer right!
Join us for a party filled with pizza, prizes, games and much more!        
Ovitt Family Community Library: Monday, June 4, 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Finale Events:

Come and be "edu-tained" with live exotic animals from around the world.
Colony High Branch Library: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 6pm
See (and touch!) beautiful animals up close at our fantastic Summer Reading Finale!
Ovitt Family Community Library: Thursday, July 26 at 6pm (event at Ontario Senior Center)

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