Summer Reading Club

Research indicates that when children put down the books for summer break, often their reading ability decreases.

Teachers frequently report that students return in January with a lower reading level and interest in books, then when they left in December.

The Summer Reading Club encourages reading over the summer holidays, use of library spaces, resources and collections to enrich the lives of children, young people and families.

With sponsorship from Bulga Coal, Singleton Library Summer Reading Club participants have the chance to fabulous prizes.   

Summer Reading Challenge 2022/2023

5 December - 6 Febuary 

Would you like a chance to win prizes for reading this summer? Join the Summer Reading Challenge!

How it works 

Sign up to Singleton Beanstack and join the Summer Reading Challenge. 

Log your time reading though the app or online. Every hour read earns a ticket into the prize draw.

Prize Draws

21 December - 11 January - 6 February.

  • Winners will be announced on the @SingletonLibrary Facebook page.
  • Challenge is open to all age ranges
  • Participants must reside or work within the Hunter Valley
  • Prizes are awarded in the following age categories 0-5, 6-12, 13-17 18+ years
  • Prizes must be collected from the Singleton Library building. 



Beanstack app

Join Online  with the website

  • Go to
  • Click Register an Individual or Family
  • Click I am registering myself and fill out the form
  • Click Next to add additional family members
  • Register each reader for the Summer reading challenge
  • Log your reading to go into the prize draws 
  • Click on log reading (top left) enter in what the reader has read (title, minutes, date, etc)
  • Note: Amount of time read should be logged as hours (h) and minutes (m); for example, 1h 30m
  • Explore other features of the app including reviews and activities   

Join Online with beanstack

  • Download the beanstack app for your app store
  • Select Find Your School or Library.
  • Type in “Singleton Public Library”
  • Select Sign up!
  • Enter your Email, Phone, and Password
  • Follow the prompts to complete the Registration for you
  • Select add a Reader for additional family members
  • Select Challenges at the bottom of the screen and register each reader for their Summer Reading Challenge
  • Select the + to log your reading
  • Explore other features of the app including reviews and activities



Challenge Categories

  • Adult: 18+ years
  • High School: 13-17 years
  • Primary: 5-12 years
  • Pre-school: 0-4 years