Summer Reading Game


Welcome to the Menlo Park Summer Reading Game, where we challenge you to track your reading, discover great books, enjoy community activities and earn awesome prizes!

The Summer Reading Game is open to all ages; anyone can play and be eligible for our raffle prizes. The Game starts June 1!


  1. Register or sign in to Beanstack between June 1 and August 31 to earn your first badge
  2. Log your reading and activities online or with the Beanstack mobile app
  3. Collect your registration gifts, earn badges for reading and activities, and finish the challenge to get a reward

Try out these features on the Beanstack website or mobile app:

  • Manage the whole family’s reading and achievements under one account
  • Add friends and compete on each other’s leaderboards
  • Time your reading sessions to keep track of your total minutes


Everyone who reaches their reading goal by August 31 will win a free book and be entered into a Grand Prize Raffle for their age group. Meeting additional milestones will earn entry into additional raffles, so read on!


In-person events for all ages are returning to the libraries this summer!

For the little ones, attend a puppet show and come meet some wild animals.

Teens can join in an art workshop, have their star charts read, and perform at one of our special teen-only open mic nights.

Attend any of our in-person or virtual events to earn an Activity Badge on Beanstack!

For information on these events and more, please see our full summer event schedule.


The Summer Reading Game is brought to you by the City of Menlo Park with additional financial support from Friends of the Menlo Park Library.