May 18 - July 31 ~ This program rewards kids for reading (or being read to) during the summer. Once kids reach their reading goal, they receive an awesome rewards package!
- Download the free Beanstack Tracker app (App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android) or visit Beanstack in your browser and register for Knox County Public Library's Summer Reading program
- Read or listen for 20 hours. Substitute up to 5 hours of reading with enrichment adventures
- Track all of your reading progress in the convenient app. Every minute logged will get our community closer to the moon!
- Return to any library location by July 31 to redeem your prize pack
Summer Reading storytimes & enrichment programs
Blast off this summer with Knox County Public Library. Our Summer Library Club offers over 100 out of this world programs featuring: Whimsical puppet theatre from Cattywampus Puppet Council, Zoo Knoxville, kid-friendly chemist Dr. Al Hazari, magician Michael Messing, building and making discoveries with LEGOs, Shakespeare for Kids, The Muse, Humane Society, and other amazing programs. Find out times and locations for these special events on our Summer Reading Programs page.
NEW! Attending one of these programs is eligible for reading credit! Participate in the Passport Program and substitute up to 5 programs for 5 hours of reading.
Summer Reading rewards
After meeting your reading goals, return your log to any branch between June 10 and July 31 to redeem your prize pack! Prizes include a foldable flying disk and a rewards book. The children's rewards book is filled with free treats and adventures. See participating sponsors below or check out a complete listing of the rewards.