June 1 – Aug. 12
The library's challenge combines learning and fun to:
Keep reading skills sharp.
Offer new reading adventures for all ages.
Make summer a memorable experience!
Register at oshkoshpubliclibrary.beanstack.org (How to Use Beanstack) and track reading and activities online, or stop by the library and request a printed tracking log. It's your choice!
Ages 3 - Grade 5
Check out our 1000 Books Reading Challenge for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
- Don't miss your chance to make a splash this summer! Kids ages 3 - 17 receive a free day pass to Pollock Community Water Park when they register for the Summer Reading Challenge. While supplies last.
- Register between June 1 - July 9 to be automatically entered to win a 4-pack of EAA Museum tickets (five winners will be drawn on July 10).
Printed Reading Records
- Download the 500 Minute Tracker
- Download the 1000 Minute Tracker
- Download the 1500 Minute Tracker
- Download the 2000 Minute Tracker
Goal: 500 minutes or more
Track your minutes and earn prizes as you read.
A ball chain necklace with beads, brag tags, a free book, food coupons, a voucher for a free ticket to a Timber Rattlers game, a chance to win EAA Museum passes, a chance to win a Family Pass to The Paine, and so much more!
Grades 6 – 12
Goal: 200 minutes or more and complete activities
Log your reading time and complete library-themed activities to earn rewards, raffle tickets, and a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!
Printed Reading Records
- Download the Teen Reading Record (log your first 200 minutes)
- Download the Teen Reading Record Bookmarks (continue logging minutes all summer long!)
Candy, coupons, books and more! Raffle drawings include gift cards for the following merchants:
- $100 Visa Gift Card
- $25 Amazon
- $25 Barnes & Noble
- $25 Target
- $25 Marcus Theatres
- $30 Fire Escape
- $20 Mineshaft Game Room
- $20 Glow in the Park
- Fortnite Fans Basket (Nintendo Switch Fortnite Darkfire Bundle, Fortnite Official: The Chronicle 2023, Fortnite Loot Pack)
Teen prize winners will be contacted the week of Aug. 14.
Ages 18 and older
Goal: 1,000 minutes or more
Earn a free library bookstore item for every 200 minutes tracked in Beanstack or on your paper tracker!
Printed Reading Record
Receive virtual or paper raffle tickets and enter one of three Grand Prize Drawings for an Oshkosh Experience gift card bundle. Each package is valued at approximately $150.
1. Downtown Saturday
- Ruby Owl/Gardina’s
- Downtown Oshkosh
- Farmers Market Money
- Wagner Market
2. Oshkosh Adventures
- Blades & Boards
- Glow in the Park
- Escape Oshkosh
3. Let's Create!
- Art Haus
- Fire Escape
- Family Membership to The Paine
Adult prize winners will be contacted the week of Aug. 14.
Many thanks to our sponsors for supporting the Summer Reading Challenge.
Cousins Subs, EAA Aviation Museum, Oshkosh Noon Kiwanis, The Paine, Wisconsin GLO, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers