Join the Summer Challenge

June 7 to August 7, 2021

Go wild and complete exciting challenges to earn coupons, books, and other prizes with this year’s Tails and Tales Summer Challenge. Earn points and win prizes by doing what you do best—reading, exploring, and playing! 

Sign Up for the Summer Challenge

(or call 330.452.0665)

Don’t forget to share your adventures on our Summer Challenge Facebook page to inspire others! @StarkLibrarySummerChallenge

How to Play

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

1. PRINT your map.

Download the Map Descarga el Mapa

2. TRACK your activities. It’s easy to track your progress using this map or the Beanstack app.

3. EARN PRIZES! Earn a prize when you reach 200, 400, and 600 points, with a bonus at 1000 points. (Prizes will be available while supplies last and must be picked up.)

GRAND PRIZE DRAWING You can win one of 6 GRAND PRIZE BASKETS! Earn points for reading and completing activities—for each 100 points you earn in the challenge, you’ll get one ticket! Then, when you reach 600 points and finish the challenge, you'll get another ticket. You can earn bonus tickets after you finish the challenge - one ticket for each 100 points! (Limit: 5 additional tickets)

Instructions for Online Tracking (Beanstack)

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

You are your child’s first, and best, teacher. Every time you sing, play, rhyme, and read you’re building literacy skills, making learning fun, encouraging creativity, and sparking curiosity. Explore our early literacy programs:

SPARK Parent Partners They’ll help you and your child prepare for school success through a series of monthly early literacy lessons for you and your child. Your preschooler will have a head start with free activities and books to build your home library.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten One small step can set your child up for a lifetime of opportunity. Kids who make reading a habit early are more successful in school. Take the challenge and read 1,000 books before Kindergarten!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Children who grow up with books are inspired to dream more, do more, and be more! Through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, kids in Stark County can receive a free book every month until they’re five years old.

Hey, Comic Fans!

Dive into your favorite Marvel and DC comics, Manga, and graphic novels.

Browse Comics

New Picture Books


New Children's Books


Summer Challenge Activities

Need ideas to keep the kids busy all summer long? We’ve got you covered! Have a hoot learning all about owls, go on a scavenger hunt, host a dance party, and more! Each one is worth 20 points towards prizes in the Summer Challenge.

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