Summer Challenge

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Camp SPL Summer Reading Challenge: READ, WATCH, MOVE!

Register through Beanstack beginning May 7, 2021 to participate in this year's reading challenge then log your reading and activities online! All ages are welcome to participate. You can also download a print log. Click here to download a Camp SPL pennant!
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This year's Summer Reading Challenge will kick off on Monday, June 7 and ends on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Remember to download and print your Camp SPL pennant at any time to decorate and drop off at the library to display. Don't have a printer? Use our Print from Anywhere service! 


We've increased our goal this year. Log your reading of any form (books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, etc.) and help us reach our community goal of 18,000 books!


You could win a variety of fun prizes this summer by logging books and/or activities for the Summer Reading Challenge.

Grand Prize Drawing

Earn one entry per book read to be entered into our grand prize drawing to be held at the end of the Summer Reading Challenge. One winner from each age category (0-7, 8-17, and 18+)  can choose one option for our prize list.

Grand Prizes: Kindle Fire HD 10 Tablet (or Fire HD 8 Kids tablet), an Audible 12-month subscription or $150 Visa Gift Card

Activities Prize Drawing

Complete an activity badge and earn an entry to win a prize. One winner will be drawn for each badge. Activity badges must be completed during the designated dates below. Winner will be announced after the badge has closed.

  • Outdoorsy (June 7th - 20th) - Beach Prize Pack
  • Game On (June 20th - July 4th) - STEAM Gift Card
  • Music Mayhem (July 5th - 18th) - Spotify Subscription
  • Messy and Fun (July 19th - August 1st) - Kinetic Sand, Slime, and more!
  • Foodie (August 2nd - 15th) - Local Restaurant Gift Cards
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We have many virtual events planned for this summer for all ages that can help you check off those activities in Beanstack, including Amazing Peanut ChaseCo(s)mic SummerSuffolk Selfie Search and more. Visit our online calendar to see them all! Tune in for these special, Camp SPL-themed family events:

Camp Monday Funday 

Camp Monday Fundays connect you with different experiences each week that you can do indoors and outdoors. We bring in guest organizations to provide you with a wide variety of content with themes including activities from Mosquito Control, NASA Skate Dames and much more.


Family Storytimes premiere Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. These early literacy-based storytimes include a featured book, rhymes and songs to keep your child engaged and moving.

Family Fridays 

Family Fridays will help you end the week with themed events such as Shoot for the Stars, Bubble Dance Party and Discovering the Great Outdoors.

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Check out these Reading Resources!

Suffolk Public School 2021 Summer Reading Lists

Hoopla Summer downloadable eBook & audiobook Reading Collections

Find your next great read in one of our themed book lists, or use Novelist to search for recommendations by your personal preferences.

Camp SPL is sponsored by the Friends of the Suffolk Public Library.