Summer Challenge

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Camp SPL Summer Reading Challenge: READ, WATCH, MOVE!

Register through Beanstack beginning May 17, 2020 to participate in this year's reading challenge then log your reading and activities online! All ages are welcome to participate. You can also download a print log.
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This year's Summer Reading Challenge will kick off on Sunday, June 7 and ends on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Remember to download and print your Camp SPL pennant at any time to decorate and drop off at the library to display. Don't have a printer? Use our Print from Anywhere service! 


We've increased our goal this year. Log your reading of any form (books, eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, etc.) and help us reach our community goal of 20,200 books!


Participants have a few opportunities to win prizes!

Grand Prize Drawing

Earn one entry per book read to be entered into our grand prize drawing that will be held at the end of our Summer Reading Challenge. One winner from each age category can choose one option for our prize list.

Age Categories:

  • Ages 0 - 7
  • Ages 8 - 17
  • Ages 18+

Prize Options:

  • $125 VISA Gift Card
  • $125 Amazon Gift Card
  • Local Business Card Bundle (valued at $125, supports Suffolk businesses)
  • Donate It! (We’ll donate $125 to the non-profit of your choice)

Support Local Weekly Activity Drawing

Each week you can earn an entry into our weekly drawing by completing activities in Beanstack. Winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to a local restaurant or business. Winners will receive one of the following gift cards:

Week One: El Korita
Week Two: Brighter Day Cafe
Week Three: Decoys
Week Four: The General Public
Week Five: Sushi Aka
Week Six: La Parilla
Week Seven: The Vintage Tavern
Week Eight: Old Skool Games
Week Nine: Pour Favor
Week Ten: The Pink Box
Week Eleven: Wine and Design

Weekly Book Lover’s Drawing

Each week you can earn an entry into our weekly drawing by reading and logging books in Beanstack. Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to redeem at the Friends of the Suffolk Public Library Bookstore. 

Camp SPL is sponsored by the Friends of the Suffolk Public Library.

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We have many virtual events planned for this summer for all ages that can help you check off those activities in Beanstack, including Get Creative, Pub Trivia at Home, Suffolk Codes and more. Visit our online calendar to see them all! Tune in for these special, Camp SPL-themed family events:

Camp Monday Funday

Camp Monday Fundays will help you kick off the week full of energy with themed events such as Music and Movement, Mo Willems’ Day and Shark Week.

Family Storytimes

Family Storytimes premiere Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. These early literacy-based storytimes include a featured book, rhymes and songs to keep your child engaged and moving.

Family Fridays

Family Fridays connect you with different experiences each week that you can do indoors and outdoors. We bring in guest organizations to provide you with a wide variety of content with themes including a Bubble Party, Great Dismal Swamp exploration and much more.