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Kids Summer Reading

Drawing of kids and dog reading under a blanket. Text says "Adventure Begins at Your Library. Kids Summer Reading Challenge (Babies - Grade 6)"

2024 Kids Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) – Read any books you want! Win Prizes!

For Babies – those entering 6th Grade in September…

⭐️Special early registration raffle prizes if you register by June 30!⭐️More raffle prizes at the end of SRC!⭐️Prize bags given to ALL KIDS who complete SRC!

  1. Click here to register starting June 1. Registration is ongoing throughout the summer. You don’t need to register by a certain date, BUT if you register by June 30 you will be entered into special registration raffles! (see below for more info) 
  2. You may use the computer or download the Beanstack app (available on iTunes or Google Play stores). Once registered, you can even log books through the Amazon Echo device (“Alexa”)! See blue links below for more info. If you are unsure about how to do it online, call the Children’s Department  at 631.941.4080 ext.123.
  3. Every child who finishes SRC will get a prize bag (each child must read at least 7 books to complete the challenge). Prize bags will be available starting Monday, August 5. SRC ends on Sunday, August 18.
  4. We’ll also have raffle prizes at the end of SRC! The kids will be able to earn an eTicket each week, and raffle tickets can be entered into the system for any of the prizes they choose. Kids may enter all different raffles, or all the same, however they want to distribute their tickets. Tickets will be pulled, and winners will be announced at the end of SRC after Sunday, August 18. Listing of raffle prizes here!
  5. Prefer paper? Click here to print out a paper log.

Click here for our handy “Frequently Asked Questions”

Click here for instructions on the app.

Click here for instructions on how to use the Amazon Echo (“Alexa”) to log Summer Reading.

Register by June 30 and enter to win one of our special early registration raffles:

  • Prize #1:  
    • Two Free Passes to Adventureland Amusement Park
    • Two Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s
    • Coupons to Monster Chicken
    • Special Prize Bag
    • Children’s Book
  • Prize #2:
    • Two Free Days of Summer Camp at Silver Stars Gymnastics
    • Two Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s
    • Coupons to Monster Chicken
    • Special Prize Bag
    • Children’s Book
  • Prize #3:
    • Two Free Tickets to Splish Splash Water Park
    • Two Free Kids’ Ice Cream Sundaes at Applebee’s
    • Coupons to Monster Chicken
    • Special Prize Bag
    • Children’s Book

Show your School Spirit and win the EMMA CUP!
The school that has the highest percentage of children that sign up for AND finish SRC (each child must read at least 7 books to complete the program) will have their school’s name engraved on the trophy. This friendly competition is always a lot of fun each year!


Did you submit your child’s photos for the Summer Reading decorations? We have them up in our Children’s Department! We’ll also be posting photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so be sure to be on the lookout there!

What are the benefits of using the Beanstack program? Besides acting as an online book log (think of it as a “Fitbit for Reading”), there are other benefits to recording what you’ve read via the website, app, or Alexa, such as weekly book recommendations based on your child’s age, reading level, and interests. Parents and children will also be able to view themed guides on topics of interest (ranging from “Let’s Explore Rainbows” to “Stargazing”). When the child logs their books read, he/she will receive colorful electronic badges and earn raffle tickets for the many baskets that can be won this summer.  Kids will also have the option to write book reviews and read learning tips for each book selected.

Emma Clark Library would like to thank the following businesses that support the Library and our community by donating gift cards and merchandise for Kids and Teens Summer Reading raffle prizes:

  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • The Adventure Park of Long Island
  • Applebee’s
  • The Argyle Theatre
  • Ben’s Garden
  • The Bench
  • Chico’s Tex Mex
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • College 101 Resource Center
  • Crazy Beans
  • D.J.’s Clam Shack
  • Domo Sushi
  • Druthers Coffee
  • Evolve Bank & Trust Mortgage – Janice Schweiger
  • Faith Czarnecki at Travelista Travels
  • John Braile Photography
  • Kumon Learning Center
  • Level Up Kitchen Library Cafe
  • Long Island Explorium
  • The Long Island Museum
  • Luigi’s Pizzeria & Restaurant
  • North Shore Properties Realty – Gina Lollo
  • O Sole Mio Ristorante Pizzeria
  • Panera Bread
  • Paumanok Tours
  • Port Jeff Bowl
  • Port Jefferson Cinemas
  • Port Jefferson Photography Club
  • The Rinx
  • Rolling Pin Bakery
  • Setauket Gourmet Delicatessen & Caterers
  • Silver Stars Gymnastics
  • Sonic
  • S.N. and Kamal Sridhar
  • Splish Splash Water Park
  • Staller Center for the Arts
  • Stony Brook Pizza
  • Súp Vietnamese Phở & Grill
  • Urban Air
  • Via Pizza
  • Xplore Family Fun Center

Emma Clark employees, trustees, and members of their household are not eligible to enter contests/raffles.

Any other questions? Email kids@emmaclark.org