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Summer Challenge

June 1 - August 8


Sign up and participate in Summer Challenge online!


Track your progress with the "Beanstack Tracker" app!


or on our Beanstack website!

  Register Now!  


Need more help?
- Watch a How-to Video
- Read the Get Started Guide
- See the
- Chat with us at AskUs


If you aren't interested in tracking online we also have printable gameboards here:

Birth - Pre K

Bonus Boards

Grades K - 5

Bonus Boards

Grades 6 - 12

Bonus Boards


Bonus Boards

Win awesome prizes

And a chance to win a grand prize!
(Keep reading for more chances to win)


2021 ALSC Reading Lists


Birth - PreK

Grades 3-5

Grades K-2

Grades 6-8


More Reading Lists 

Complete bonus reading to earn extra entries in the grand prize drawing and become a Super Reader.



Calling photographers of all ages! Enter the Summer Challenge "For the Love of Animals" photo contest. We're asking kids, teens, and adults to take snapshots that capture the "Tails & Tales" Summer Challenge theme. Submit your photos online by July 1. Get rules, resources, and details here.


Using the theme “Tails & Tales” design a bookmark! Return this entry form to any St. Charles-City County Library or submit your entry online by
August 8.







Explore your community and earn extra Summer Challenge prizes when you visit a variety of St. Charles City-County Library branches during your “Animal Expedition” this summer. Discover a unique habitat at every branch on your tour. The ultimate adventurer will see them all!

Visit 6 branches to win a color-changing straw and get your name entered into the grand prize drawing!

Visit 12 branches to win a color-changing straw, a color-changing spoon, and get your name entered twice into the grand prize drawing!

*Orchard Farm Branch - Please note that prizes cannot be picked up at the Orchard Farm Location, as it is not open to the public. Check it off to be one habitat closer to your goal of visiting 6 or 12 habitats on the Animal Expedition, then visit any one of our other 11 branches to collect your Animal Expedition Prizes.

*Pop Up Library - Since the Library is not able to be out and about at Pop Up Libraries this summer, the Great Barrier Reef is a free space. Check it off to be one habitat closer to your goal of visiting 6 or 12 habitats on the Animal Expedition!

Library Night
with the O'Fallon Hoots

Wednesday, August 11
(Seven inning doubleheader)

  • Gates open at 5:05 pm
  • Game 1 starts at 5:35 pm

CarShield Field
900 TR Hughes Blvd., O'Fallon, MO 63366

Come early or stay after the first game for a special Meet & Greet with Hooty. Hugs and pictures are welcome.

Sit with other Summer Challenge participants in a special Library section of the ballpark. Bring your SUPER READER sign!

Get the chance to be part of between-inning games like the Fan Dance-Off or Strike Out Hooty.

*Kids & teens that complete the Summer Challenge will win vouchers redeemable at several Hoots games, including Library Night! Adults can purchase low-cost tickets to attend the game as well.

Thank you to our sponsors!

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Missouri Secretary of State.

Hoots Prize Vouchers Game Dates

Tuesday, June 8
Tuesday, June 15
Wednesday, June 23
Tuesday, June 29
Wednesday, July 7
Tuesday, July 13
Tuesday, July 20
Wednesday, July 28
Wednesday, August 4
Wednesday, August 11