Readers of all ages across Vermont are invited to participate in the 2021 Vermont Summer Reading Challenge, available from June 1 to August 31 at vermont.beanstack.org! Read or listen to any book and track minutes using the Beanstack web or mobile app. You can help young children participate by tracking minutes when reading to or with them. Log minutes and complete activities to earn digital badges. Collect 10 badges to complete the challenge!
Studies have shown that reading for at least 20 minutes every day can positively affect mental health and sharpen a variety of skills including memory retention, social-emotional skills and critical thinking. This challenge is sponsored by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is available for free to all Vermonters.