Summer Reading Club

Why you should participate 
Research indicates that when children put down the books for summer break, often their reading ability decreases. Teachers frequently report that students return in January with a lower reading level and interest in books, than when they left in December.
The Summer Reading Club encourages reading over the summer holidays, use of library spaces, resources and collections to enrich the lives of children, young people and families.
With sponsorship from Bulga Coal, Singleton Library Summer Reading Club participants have the chance to fabulous prizes.   

Challenge Categories
Adult  18+ Years
High School  13-17 Years
Primary 5-12 Years
Pre-school 0-4 Years

When does the challenge run?
Opens  - Monday 6 December 2021
Closes  - Friday 28 January 2022

How do I earn tickets into the prize draws?
For every 2 hours of reading you log online in  beanstack you earn a reading badge (up to 50 badges can be earned over the summer) each badge gives you a change to win a prize

When are the prize draws?
1st Draw - 6 December to 17 December
2nd Draw - 18 December to 24 December
3rd Draw - 25 December to 7 January
4th Draw - 8 January to 14 January
5th Draw - 15 January to 21 January
6th Draw - 22 January to 28 January

What are the prizes?
For each prize draw the following categories have a chance to win. 

Adult - 1 X $50 Spend in Singleton Card.
High School - 1 X $50 Spend in Singleton Card.
Primary - 4 X $25 Spend in Singleton Card.
Pre-School - 4 X $25 Spend in Singleton Card. 

Special Prize
In addition to our prize draw the library will be giving out special prizes to summer reading club members for activities like "Best Book review" keep an eye on our social media for more info

How do you join the summer reading challenge? - BEANSTACK 
We've gone paperless this year, to join the challenge and log your reading you will need to create an account with Beanstack

Singleton Libraries Beanstack
Website -
Apple app link
Android app link 

 Singleton Libraries Beanstack - Using the Website 

  • Go to 
  • Click Register an Individual or Family.
  • Click I am registering myself and fill out the form.
  • Click Next to add additional family members.
  • Register each reader for their  Summer reading challenge.
  • Log your reading to go into the prize draws. 
  • Click on log reading (top left) enter in what the reader has read (title, minutes, date, etc.).
  • Note: Amount of time read should be logged as hours (h) and minutes (m); for example, 1h 30m.
  • Explore other users of the app including reviews and activities. 

Singleton Libraries Beanstack - Using the app

  • Download the beanstack app for your app store
  • Touch Find Your School or Library.
  • Type in “Singleton Public Library.”
  • Touch Sign up!
  • Enter your Email, Phone, or Library Card # and Password.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the Registration for you.
  • Touch Add a Reader for additional family members.
  • Touch Challenges at the bottom of the screen and register each reader for their Summer Reading Challenge.
  • Touch the + to log your reading.
  • Explore other users of the app including reviews and activities.