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July 22, 2020
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Vicki Wood, Youth Services Coordinator, 402-441-8565

Libraries Extends Summer Reading Challenge

Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) today announced that the "Imagine Your Story" Summer Reading Challenge has been extended to August 12. The challenge was originally scheduled to end in July. 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 are being held and a schedule of virtual events is available 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. To qualify for the challenge and be eligible for prizes, reading times must be recorded on the Beanstack site by August 12, 2020. The deadline to pick up completion coupons is September 1. Prize drawings will take place the first week in September.

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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