Thursday, June 11, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Reading 2020!

This summer Brentwood Library is encouraging youth to do two things...READ and EXPLORE! 
Presenting virtual experiences for children ages birth to going into 12th grade.

Join our online Summer Challenge to work toward reading and activity goals, earn virtual badges, and earn chances to win gift cards!  Youth from birth to going into 12th grade can log their reading and activity progress using an online tool called Beanstack.  Create an account here, and make sure that you choose Brentwood Library from the list of available challenges.  Parents should make a master account and then add children under that account.

Once on Brentwood Library's Beanstack page, you'll see different tabs.  One presents our reading challenge, where participants will need to read (or be read to) at least an hour each week until August 9th.  Every weekly goal met will earn a chance to win a grand prize--a $50 gift card to the store of your choice!  If you read an hour every week for the full eight weeks, you'll automatically win a $5 gift card.

Another tab presents chances to earn activity badges.  Each badge earned will be rewarded with a chance for the grand prize raffle mentioned above.

Help prevent the "summer slide," a phenomenon where children forget some of the knowledge and skills they gained during the school year, by encouraging children to read and engage in hands on educational activities!  Follow us on Facebook at Brentwood Public Library for helpful ideas and information throughout the summer.

Since precautions due to Covid-19 prohibit us from being together face to face at the library, we are working with some countywide efforts presented by Allegheny County Library Association (ACLA).  They offer a weekly bingo card challenge where completion will earn participants prizes, and they also offer lots of virtual programs and prompts to get outside and explore.  Learn more here.


  1. What a wonderful variety of activities for all age levels!

  2. The school my daughters attend is not on the list. It is Hillcrest Christian Academy.
    Thank you for offering this program.