Chilren's Summer Reading (0-8)

Summer Reading for Children
Oceans of Possibilities 2022!

Register between June 1 - June 5 to be entered in to win a four pack of Kings Island tickets!

  • Children ages 0-8 can participate in the Children's Summer Reading Program!
  • You can participate online through Beanstack, the Beanstack app, or offline!
  • By logging minutes read and completing activities, your child will earn badges to receive a completion prize pack!

What is Beanstack and how do I register?

Beanstack is the world's easiest way to keep track of all the books you read. When you create a Beanstack account for yourself or your family, you're instantly connected to all of PCDL's reading programs, so you'll get credit for every minute, book, and page read!

Beanstack keeps all of your stats and will cheer you on as you work toward your reading goals, as well as let you know when you've earned prizes! When the library program ends, you keep your account and your reading history! It's always free and you can continue logging your leisure reading! When the next PCDL reading challenge comes around, there is no need to sign up again — just click on the challenge and you'll automatically be registered!

Each member of your family can be registered with individual accounts or a family account with separate profiles. Choose which ever option is best for you and your family!

Registration is easy! Just go to the the PCDL Beanstack website and register! If you have questions regarding the registration process, you can check out this step-by-step guide or you can call the library at 740-342-4194.

Summer Reading Programs

Virtual Storytime

Join Miss Dawn on YouTube for virtual storytime! Registration for this virtual event is required. If you register for virtual storytime, you'll receive a link to all five weeks of storytime to be watched at your convenience. Registration for virtual storytime will also register you for a Grab and Go bag containing each storytime craft.

To register for virtual storytime, please email Miss Dawn at

In Person Storytime

Join Miss Dawn on for in person storytime! In person storytimes will be held at all Perry County District Library locations.

Registering for in person storytime does not register you for a Grab-n-Go Bag. Grab-n-Go Bags are only for Virtual Storytime Participants; in-person participants will receive their craft weekly at each event. 

Registration is required! To register for outdoor storytime, please visit the links below.



Junction City

New Lexington



Outdoor Family Nights

Join us for Outdoor Family Nights! Held in the back lot at the New Lexington Branch Library, these events are great for all ages! Stop at each station to receive a book, themed crafts, goodies, and stop to get your picture with our special guests! Photos are always posted on Facebook after the event for your convenience.

Registration is required. Please email if you have any dietary requirements or would like us to withhold your photo on Facebook.

To register, please visit the links below:

  • June 7 at 6pm – Baby Shark Family Night
    • In the event of inclement weather, this event will be held inside the library.
  • July 7 at 6pm – Little Mermaid Family Night
    • This live performance will feature Shine Bright Theatre's professional actors performing one of our favorite under the sea tales!
    • In the event of inclement weather, this event will not be held in person and will switch to a virtual format instead. A link to the virtual event will be sent to your email. Please check the day of the event for updates.

Jar Full of Fun with Mister Pickles

Mister Pickles will be performing at two separate non-library locations this summer! Registration for these events are not required. We hope to see you there!

The WORKS: Ocean Science

The WORKS will be at every Perry County District Library location with a program on Ocean Science! This event will be held in place of a storytime event at each location. Registration is required. To register, click on the links below:


  • All children who complete the Summer Reading Program (earning 10 badges) will receive a prize pack.
  • All children completing a minimum of 5 ACTIVITY Badges will be entered to win one of three Pirate Loot Prizes which are Lego Sets.
  • The child logging the most minutes read will receive the TOP READER PRIZE which is a giant crocheted octopus stuffie and a Kindle Fire 7 Tablet and case!

Book Reviews

Log into your Beanstack account in order to log book reviews. In the top left-hand corner of your screen is a white button that says Add a Review.

There are two types of reviews you can post: a book review or a picture review.

Read a book you want to share your thoughts on? Write a book review to be posted on our landing (home) page!

Create something amazing with your Grab-n-Go Craft Bag? Snap a picture and post a picture review!

Logging Minutes Read

Keep track of minutes read and log your time in your Beanstack account! By logging your time, Beanstack will keep a running total of minutes read and for every 60 minutes, your child will earn virtual tickets to be entered into the prize drawings!

To record your time, log into your Beanstack account and in the top left-hand corner of your screen is a pink button that says Log Reading and Activities.

You can also include reviews from this screen.

What is the offline option?

The offline version of the 2022 Summer Reading Program is all done on paper! Call your local library to get registered and pick up a one-page reading and activity tracker!

Trackers are available for all ages and contain the same information as the online version through Beanstack. You must also register for a Grab-n-Go bag for each child to receive the supplies for each weekly activity; registering for the offline version of the program does not automatically register you for a Grab-n-Go bag.

At the end of the Summer Reading Program, be sure to turn in your activity tracker no later than July 23rd in order to be eligible for a completion prize!

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