2021 Summer Reading

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What is our Summer Reading Challenge?

Everett Public Library challenges kids and teens to read for 24 hours this summer. Listening to reading counts too! We host free, fun activities that keep everyone learning and reading, from June to August.

2021 Summer Reading Changes

This year there are several ways to keep track of your reading. You can log your reading using:

  1. Beanstack online: epls.beanstack.org  
  2. Download the Beanstack Tracker app from the app store (Apple or Google).
  3. Print or pick-up a paper reading log at the library starting June 1.

Everett Public Library is working hard to provide entertaining and enriching activities to keep your family active all summer long! Since we are not able to host in-person events, we’ve adapted a variety of events for live streaming or on-demand viewing, plus some fun take and make activities.

Our online calendar will be updated throughout the summer, so be sure to check back often for updates!

Key Dates

  • June 1: First day to register for Summer Reading. Begin recording minutes when school is out for the summer.
  • August 31: Last day to log reading minutes.
    • Logged minutes after this date in Beanstack will not count toward prizes or virtual badges
  • September 15: Last day pick up your free books (while supplies last) for reading for 24 hours.

Track Your Minutes

To earn a free book, be sure to log your reading minutes! Starting June 1, you can download a printable reading log, pick up a reading log from the library, or log your minutes in our digital tracking service, Beanstack.

Remember, listening to reading also counts!


Book prizes will be available for pickup starting July 1, 2021! Once you’ve logged 24 hours of reading, come to the library to choose your prize books*.

*While supplies last.

View your library’s Summer Schedule

View upcoming programs at www.epls.org/calendar. Click on the event names to view the calendar listing for each event!

Virtual Events


The library hosts many of its virtual events on Crowdcast, a live video platform for our author talks and online classes. It is a great way for us to offer a variety of programs and stay connected with everyone. Crowdcast also creates an archive of our past events, so you can watch them real time or as a replay after the fact.

Go to our Crowdcast page www.crowdcast.io/everettpubliclibrary to see a list of upcoming events and author talks.  


You can find the official YouTube channel of the Everett Public Library at epls.org/YouTube. Watch our virtual storytimes, book recommendations or Book Bites, Create@home videos, and NW Room Podcasts here.

Everett School District's Summer Reading Adventure

Everett Public School District 2021 Summer Reading Adventure begins June 23rd. The Everett Public Schools summer reading program features free choice. Click here for more information.

Everett School District Book Lists

Elementary, grades K-2

2021 ESD Books We Love Elementary

Elementary, grades 3-5

2021 ESD Books We Love Elementary

Middle School

2021 ESD Books We Love Middle School

High School

2021 ESD Books We Love High School

Thank you to our partner!

Annually, Friends of the Everett Public Library donates prizes and offer financial support for our reading challenges. They help us encourage kids to keep reading and to stay active over the summer months.

Friends of the Library with the "N" depicted as an open book