Reading Challenges

Summer Reading 2023 runs July 3 through August 12 at the York County Public Libraries.

2023 Summer Reading Challenge

5…4…3..2…1…Blast Off! Your Mission this Summer? Read with York County Public Library! Our summer reading challenge runs from July 3, 2023, to August 12, 2023. Registration opens June 29, 2023, and you can register anytime between June 29 and August 12, 2023.

Challenge Details

There are two challenge sites—Youth and Adult. The Youth challenge is for ages 0-17, and the Adult challenge is for ages 18 and up. 

  • Youth Completion Goal: 8 hours
  • Adult Completion Goal: 12 hours

Our community reading goal is to read 543,210 minutes by or before August 12, 2023. Keep track of your reading through the library's Beanstack site or the Beanstack app.


Beginning June 29, you can register for the Summer Reading 2023 Challenge on the Beanstack site. If you've previously enrolled in one of our reading challenges on Beanstack, log in using the same account information. If you don't remember your account information, select "Sign In" then "Forgot Your Username" or "Forgot Your Password." You can also participate through the free Beanstack Tracker app available in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Search for "York County Public Library" as your site and then login with your username and password.

Note: Minutes logged prior to the challenge start date on July 3, 2023, will not count toward your Summer Reading challenge progress.


Youth: There will be a raffle drawing midway and at the end of summer reading for each age group. Enter your raffle tickets into one of our prize drawings in Beanstack for chances to win! 

  • Raffle ticket prizes marked “Midway Prize” will accept tickets until 11:59 PM on July 22. Winners for the midway drawing will be drawn and contacted on Monday, July 24, 2023. 
  • Raffle ticket prizes marked “Final Prize” will accept tickets until 11:59 PM on August 12. Winners for the final drawing will be drawn and contacted on Monday, August 14, 2023.

Adults:  Adult participants who complete the challenge will earn a free prize book. In addition, you will earn digital raffle tickets throughout the summer as you earn more and more reading badges. Enter your tickets for one of our fabulous prize packs.


Questions about Beanstack or about this year's Summer Reading Challenge? Call Tabb Youth Services at 757-890-5110 or Tabb Reference at 757-890-5120. Alternatively, call Yorktown Youth Services at 757-890-5294 or Yorktown Reference at 757-890-5207. Follow us on  Facebook or  Instagram to stay up-to-date on everything happening at York County Public Library.

2023 Sponsors

York County Public Library's 2023 Summer Reading Challenge is generously supported by the following organizations:

  • York County Library Foundation
  • Parks Orthodontics
  • Kiwanis Club of Grafton
  • Papa John’s
  • NASA
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