(Past program) Summer Reading Beyond the Beaten Path 2022

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June 1–August 31, 2022

Join your friends and neighbors to "read beyond the beaten path." You can:

  • Read or listen to books in new places, such as while camping in your backyard or basking at the beach.
  • Choose a new genre or topic or author.
  • Join a book group or attend an author talk at the Library.
  • Start your own book group with friends.
  • Read aloud as a family or dress up as characters and act out your favorite passages.
  • Create art or a game inspired by a book.
  • The possibilities are endless!

We can't wait to take the "read less traveled by" with you!



How to Play and Earn Prizes!

Youth through Grade 6

Read or listen to books for ...

  • 2 hours: Special effects sidewalk chalk or an invisible ink pen
  • 3 more hours: Orienteering compass or Play-Doh with a creation tool
  • 4 more hours: Book prize

Complete challenges to earn raffle tickets to enter into the grand prize drawing of your choice.

Teens Grades 7–12

Read or listen to books for ...

  • 3 hours: Choose a prize from the teen treasure bin
  • 5 more hours: Choose another prize
  • 7 more hours: Book prize

For every book you read, earn a raffle ticket to enter into the grand prize drawing of your choice: A Book of the Month Club membership or a Nintendo Switch.


Earn a raffle ticket for each book you read (up to 6). Choose which weekly drawings you enter for a chance to win a gift card to a local business.

Read 3 books to earn a book prize and be entered in the grand prize raffle for a Book of the Month Club membership from Lake Forest Book Store.


Log Your Progress

Log with Beanstack

The Beanstack app is fun and easy to use! Simply download it from your device’s app store and follow the prompts to get started. You can also create a Beanstack account and access Summer Reading at lakeforestlibrary.org/beanstack.

Log on Paper

Download your paper copy below by age group or stop by the Library to get your paper log sheets.