Children’s Summer Reading (Birth to 12)

How does summer reading work?


Sign up online at Milford Beanstack. Preregistration begins on May 17th but you may not begin logging books until June 1st. You may want to download the Beanstack app on your phone.

Read and Log Books

The Milford Public Library summer reading program runs from June 1st – Aug. 12th. After you read a book scan the ISBN from the back of the book to the Beanstack app or manually add it to the webpage. To complete the children’s summer reading challenge, you must read and log 20 books. Virtual raffle tickets can be earned by completing summer reading and completing 3 book summaries. A computer will be available in the children’s room to log books.

Books can be graphic novels, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, or hard copy books.  You can read books that you own, library books, or borrowed from any source.  If children aren’t reading yet, someone can read to them.


  • Summer reading participants get a prize for every 5 books they read up to 20 books.
  • After 20 books read, participants get a prize for every 10 books read (30, 40 ,etc.) up to 100 books.
  • Completion of the summer reading prizes include: entrance to the end of summer reading party, certificate, chance to win a raffle prize, an ice cream chip, a book, and Shore Birds Tickets.