The Pratt Library Summer Challenge is a fun way to prevent "summer slide," the loss of academic skills that students may experience during summer break. It's free and open to all ages and reading levels, including adults. Earn prizes simply by reading, doing learning activities, or attending library programs!
You can either track your progress online with Beanstack or using paper forms.
Register with Beanstack and track your activity and books online:
Watch and learn how to sign up and log your summer reading and activities online with our video, How to Use the Beanstack Website or App.
You can also track your progress offline using paper forms. Completed forms can be placed in an envelope and dropped in any Pratt Library book drop. If you need assistance with participating, please or contact us for help.
1. Print your own - Printable entry forms can be found on the page for each age category below.
2. By mail - You can call one of the Pratt Library locations offering Sidewalk Service to request that printed Children’s game boards, Teen activity logs, or Adult entry forms be mailed to you.
3. In Compass - Forms can be found in the July/August edition of Compass.
4. At Meal and Learning Packet Sites - Beginning June 29, game boards and forms will be available at the Baltimore City Public School Meal and Learning Packet Sites.
Printable forms can be found on the page for each age category. Completed forms can be placed in an envelope and dropped in any Pratt Library book drop. For groups of children, please see the Children page. If you need assistance with participating, please contact us for help.
Beginning August 3, Summer Challenge prizes for children can be redeemed in person at Pratt Library locations offering Sidewalk Service. Appointments are required, call one of the locations offering Sidewalk Service to schedule your prize pick-up time. Teen and Adult prize winners will be contacted by the Library. All prizes must be redeemed by September 4.
The Pratt’s Summer Programs seek to help children develop a love of reading, reduce summer learning loss, and promote family reading and learning.
Your gift of $75 or more will help provide kids with a full summer of programs in person or online!
What do you think about our Summer Challenge? Please be honest! Your answers will help us improve for next year. Thank you!
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