2021 Youth Summer Reading



Who Can Participate?

Summer reading is for all ages! “Reading Colors Your World” is the theme for the 2021 early reader (birth to Pre-K), kids (rising K to 5th grade), and teen (rising 6th to 12th grade) programs.

Learn about Summer Reading for Adults.


How Does It Work?

Take the 20 day challenge! Read for at least 20 days (in a row or not!) to earn a virtual badge and an entry into our raffle. Complete activity challenges to earn additional badges and raffle entries.


When Does It Happen?

Online signup opens Tuesday, June 15, and the program ends on August 15, 2021. Please log your completed reading and activities by August 15 to be eligible for our prize drawings.


How Do I Participate?

Sign up for Summer Reading through Beanstack. You will be able to enroll and track your progress through our Beanstack webpage or the Beanstack app available on Google Play and Apple App stores.

Want to keep track offline? Download the Early Reader (Birth-Pre-K), Kids (Grade K-5), and Teen (Grade 6-12) logs.

Sign up through Beanstack.


Summer Reads




PPL Recommends

Check out some of Youth Services’ picks for kids and teens…or ask a librarian for some great recommendations!


School Reading Lists

Looking for books on your school reading list? Titles on the Princeton Public Schools summer reading lists can be found in our physical and digital collections.