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Summer Reading - Teen

Summer Reading 2023


Ahoy Mateys! Are ye up fer some bingo?

Summer Reading 2023 is full of pirates, treasure, and adventure. Teens entering grades 6-12 can complete activities on their digital bingo cards to earn rewards, books, and raffle tickets to put toward our grand prize drawings. This year's prizes include fire sticks, kindle fires, gaming accessories, and six different $25 gift cards.

Teens entering grades 6-12 who meet the following criteria are eligible to participate in this challenge:
  • Residents of North Haven
  • Children of Town of North Haven employees
  • Grandchildren of North Haven Residents
  • Non-Residents attending North Haven Public Schools
As long as you meet this criteria, you don't need a library card to get started. You will, however, need to use a valid North Haven library card to complete some of the challenge activities. If you don't have one, bring a parent or guardian and stop by the Circulation Desk!

How to Participate:

  • Teens in grades 6-12 can register through the North Haven Memorial Library's new interactive reading platform called Beanstack! You can download the Beanstack Tracker app through your favorite app store, or participate online by visiting

  • Once you create an account, find the "Teen Summer Reading Challenge 2023" and click "Join Challenge."

  • After that, you're ready to go! If you have any questions, a staff member at the library would be happy to help you.

The Rules are Simple:

  1. Complete activities on your Beanstack bingo card to unlock special badges. With each badge you unlock, you'll earn a raffle ticket. Some badges will award you a ticket AND an extra prize from our Teen Prize Cart.
  2. Unlock 5 badges in a row to earn the BINGO badge.
  3. Don't stop there. Your goal is to complete every activity on the bingo card to unlock the FULL CARD badge. If you unlock this badge, you'll earn five extra raffle tickets.
  4. Finally, visit the Information Desk on the 1st Floor of our library to cash in on your tickets and rewards.
You have from June 20th through July 28th to complete the challenge.
Grand prize winners will be chosen starting July 31st.
Ready to get started? Download the Beanstack Tracker app!
Once you get the app, find our library's site
by searching "North Haven Memorial Library."
Sign in or create an account and you'll be good to go.
Questions about this challenge?
Feel free to give us a call at (203) 239 - 5803,
or email our Teen Department at

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I have to read for a certain amount of time?

Not this year! Our goal this year is to get you reading/watching/listening all the items the library has to offer. 

Do I have to read every day?

You do not have to read every day. Although, we think it is a great idea if you do!

Do I have to read books?

Yes! Unless the BINGO sheet says otherwise. We hope that you will familiarize yourself with our library's collection.

How often should I come to the library for Summer Reading?

Come to the library every time Beanstack says you've earned a reward. Visit the Information Desk to cash in on your tickets and prizes.

Special Thanks to Our Program Sponsor:

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