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TPL Confidential: Make Your Reading Time More Fun This Summer

Win a gift card for Donna’s Donuts, La Vita Dolce, Tree House Brewing Company or Vic’s Waffle House

By Nicole Goolishian, Assistant Director, Tewksbury Public Library

Looking for a new way to track your reading this summer and have the chance to win exciting prizes along the way? Look no further than Beanstack, the library’s free app for fun reading challenges! 

What is Beanstack? Beanstack offers a unique and motivating way to track what you read as well as the amount of time you spend reading. Beanstack is available to download from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or directly through your Internet browser. 

What are reading challenges? The library hosts reading challenges throughout the year for different age groups where specific goals are set before each challenge and you are tasked with logging the books you’ve read or the amount of time you’ve spent reading during a given timeframe. 

How do I sign up for TPL reading challenges? Joining Beanstack is quick and easy and so is keeping up with the latest reading challenges. In the Beanstack app or website, select “at my library, school, or bookstore” and “find a site” to search and add Tewksbury as your home library. From here you’ll create an account with your email and a password of your choice. Once you’ve completed these steps, you are ready to sign up for challenges. 

What challenges are available this summer? Two challenges are available this summer, through Friday, August 11. Click below to learn more and sign up today: 

2023 Adult Summer Reading Challenge (ages 18+) 

2023 Teen Summer Challenge (entering Grades 6 through 12)

Did you say something about prizes?! Yes! There are dozens of prizes up for grabs this summer. Adults have the opportunity to win daily prizes to local spots including Donna’s Donuts, La Vita Dolce, Tree House Brewing Company, and Vic’s Waffle House. Teens entering grades 6 through 12 have the opportunity to score raffle tickets to put towards prizes including a PlayStation5, AirPods, and more! 

Are there reading challenges after the summer? Yes! Adults 18 and over can track their reading all year long during the 2023 Reading Challenge, and children ages 0-5 are invited to join 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Keep an eye on the TPL website and your Beanstack account to join the latest challenges including the return of Reading Rivals versus Wilmington Memorial Library in the fall. 

Library staff are here to answer your questions. Please visit or call 978-640-4490 for assistance.

Looking for more from TPL? Check out these fun and free events coming up in July: 

20s & 30s: Offsite Pints & Pages Book Group, Thursday, July 6, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Register here. 

Adult: Take A Hike Through The Poplar Street Well Fields, Saturday, July 8, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Register here. 

Children: In Person Family Fun Friday: Monarch Ranch Butterfly Party, Friday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. – noon. No registration required. More information here. 

Teen: In Person Animal Adventures for grades 6-12, Tuesday, July 25, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Register here. 

Summer library hours are Monday through Wednesday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Thursday and Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays through Labor Day. Free eContent, including eBooks, are available 24/7 at

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