Summer Reading at the Public Library

Summer Reading at the Henrico County Public Library is back! Visit One Henrico Reading Challenge to register today.

It might look a little different this year, but it is just as fun as ever. The first thing you will notice is that we have moved most of the program online. Although many of the ways our families engage with the challenge will take place offline, we feel that it is safest to track participation online. Recognizing this fact, we have eliminated as many barriers as possible. We have tried to make it so anyone can easily create an account on our Beanstack page (also available as an app on either Android or iOs devices).

For folks who do not have online access, our library staff is happy to help register and track participation over the phone.

Once folks get started, they can choose a variety of ways to participate:

  • Reading books
  • Submitting book reviews
  • Completing literacy activities

To help encourage engagement, we are featuring weekly $25 gift card drawings for local retailers as well as grand prize drawings for individuals who finish the challenge. Grand prizes include a family membership to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden as well as board game bundles for specific age groups: Preschoolers, Elementary-age Kids, Teens, and Adults.

Each person who completes the challenge will also receive a coupon for a free book!

As social distancing requirements and recommendations change, we will respond by providing more ways for kids and families to participate in in-person library programs. In the meantime, we hope that you will help us come together as One Henrico and keep Summer Reading strong!