Youth Summer Reading

Who Can Participate?

Summer reading is for all ages! “All Together Now” is the theme for the 2023 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?

For Teens and Kids, take the 20 day challenge! Read for at least 20 days (in a row or not!) to earn a virtual badge and prizes.

For our Early Reader participants, complete 15 of 20 early literacy activities to complete summer reading and earn prizes.

When Does It Happen?

Summer Reading begins Thursday, June 15, and the program ends on August 15, 2023. Please log your completed reading and activities by August 15. Final day to claim prizes is September 5, while supplies last.

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? Visit the Youth Services information desk on the third floor, and we’ll have paper logs available in English and Spanish. Or, download PDFs for at-home printing: 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.