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May 27, 2020
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Vicki Wood, Youth Services Coordinator, 402-441-8565

Library Summer Reading Challenge Begins June 1

Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) invites the public to participate in the "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Challenge June 1 through July 31. All age groups who complete the challenge can earn coupons for free food, fun activities, and discounts on books and other treats. Due to the pandemic, no in-person events will be held and virtual events will be announced at

Participants can earn a ticket for every five hours of reading to enter a Beanstack online drawing for prize packages. Children, teens and adults who complete 10 hours of reading and eight of the 16 reading activities are eligible for grand prizes awarded via random drawings:

To register, visit or use the Beanstack Mobile Tracker app, which is available for both Apple and Android devices. Book bags for youth participants, booklets and stickers will be available for curbside pickup. Libraries are closed due to the pandemic, and Summer Challenge boxes will be located outside of the main library doors at each branch.

To qualify for the challenge and be eligible for prizes, reading times must be recorded on the Beanstack site by July 31, 2020.

Beanstack is a specialized service for libraries and their patrons that offers personalized book recommendations and specific tools for learning. To find out more about the service, visit

For more information, including instructions for creating and logging into Beanstack accounts, read the FAQs on the Summer Reading Challenge page at For more information on all LCL services, visit

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