Summer Reading

May 28 – July 27

Start Earning Prizes Today!

Summer Reading is a simple way for individuals and families throughout the Zionsville area to read and get rewarded. It’s easy to get started with Beanstack, a convenient online reading program and book recommendation service. Registration is now open for Summer Reading. Create one account and register every member of your family! Use the button below to get started.

Ready to record your reading online?

Details by Age & Paper Reading Logs…

Keep scrolling to explore Summer Reading by age group: Kids, Teens & Adults. You’ll also learn how to earn prizes quickly, and discover links to printable paper reading logs.  (We’re a library, so we know how important the printed word can be!)

Kids: Set a Goal & Earn Prizes!

We’ve made A Universe of Stories Summer Reading flexible & fun, yet challenging for all reading abilities. Set your reading goals* & decide how you will earn points – it’s your choice: Books, Days or Minutes.

Earn 1 Point when you:

  • Read a Challenging Book = 1 Point
  • Read 30 Minutes = 1 Point
  • Read 1 Day (20 minutes or more) = 1 Point

The first 1,000 kids who read & record 3 Points may drop by the Library to claim their first prize: a Rocket Pen or Plush Rocket!

*Zionsville Community Elementary School students who complete 50 points will earn an invitation to a special ZCS Celebration! Drop by the Library to learn more.


We have oodles of fabulous Weekly Prizes to give away! Log your reading as you go and drop by the Library June 10 – July 27 to claim your tickets and enter the drawings of your choice.


Earn 50 reading points to receive an entry to the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of two prizes: a Gift Basket with two VIP passes to an Indoor Park or a Space Mission Rocket Ship courtesy of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library Foundation! Completed logs must be returned to the Library by July 27 to be included in the drawing.

Teens: Read & Win!

We’re keeping it summer simple!

  1. Read
  2. Record how many hours you’ve read
  3. Win Awesome Prizes!

You’ll earn a drawing ticket for every hour you read, up to 20 hours per week! Plus, each time you’ve read at least 1 hour a week, you’ll earn a larger prize!


Drawing tickets can be entered to win the weekly drawings of your choice. Prizes are on display in the Teen area to help you decide! Earn extra drawing tickets by attending Teen events at the Library. We’ll give you 10 bonus tickets for every program you attend!


All drawing tickets will be entered in the Grand Prize Drawing to win one of three prizes: a $50 Amazon Gift Card, Backpack Full of Books, or a chance to select a Mystery Prize from our Teen Prize Vault! Drawing tickets must be submitted by July 27 to be included in the drawing.

Adults: Read, Help a Cause & Win

Register for Summer Reading and record your first book so you may choose your first prize: a Free Rocket Pen or a Free Book. Plus, the first 500 readers will be able to pick which Library project will receive a $1 donation from the Friends of the Library: the Teen Community Service Club or a Library Telescope (which will be available for patrons to check out.)

Weekly Prize Drawings

Each additional book recorded earns an entry to our weekly drawings for a $25 Gift Card to a local business.

Grand Prize Drawing

All weekly drawing tickets will be entered in our Grand Prize Drawing for a Family Membership to the Indiana State Museum* or $50 Amazon Gift Card. Tickets must be submitted by July 27 to be included in the drawing.

*Membership includes admission to 12 statewide historic sites.

Support our Summer Reading Sponsors

Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public

Library Foundation

Friends of the Library

Texas Roadhouse

Michigan Road location

Famous Dave’s

Greek’s Pizzeria



Kings Island



Dairy Queen – Zionsville



Defy – Indianapolis

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