Imagine Your Story

Celebrate summer reading from June 8 – July 31, 2020.

Join the Reading Challenge

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Read

Register with Beanstack for one of three summer challenges:

  1. Kids
  2. Tweens + Teens
  3. Adults

Log reading and activities and get access to digital badges, story recommendations, and for adults a free one year membership to Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc. How many badges can you collect?

Share Your Story

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Engage

This summer is a chance to connect and to share our stories.

Take a photo and tell us your summer library story when you:

Ways to win big this summer!

Log Your Reading on Beanstack

Register in Beanstack for summer reading to earn digital badges and a chance to win prizes weekly beginning in June. The more you read and log, the bigger prizes you might win. Adults who register will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.

Post a Book-Inspired Photo on Social Media

Show us how you Imagine Your Story to be eligible to win more prizes. Stage a photo inspired by your favorite book in the fantasy, fairy tales or mythology genre. Be creative! Then post it on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with the title of the book and the hashtag #hcplc2020imagine. Post it no later than July 15.

Library summer reading prizes and special events are sponsored by Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc.

Prizes include:

  • Nintendo Switch consoles
  • iPads
  • LEGO Mindstorms
  • GoPro cameras
  • Earphones (AirPods, LilGadgets and Powerbeats)

And eGift cards for:

  • Amazon
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • DoorDash
  • Fandango Dinner+Movie

Read with the Rays

Reading with the Rays is back and all online! Download a game card and track your progress to win Tampa Bay Rays swag and tickets.

Attend live online events and view pre-recorded programs and classes.

More Events and Classes

According to the Northwest Evaluation Association, school-year gains in reading and math may decrease as much as 20% to 50% over the summer. We're here to help with 24/7 access to eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, and other avenues for learning and research. Take an entire shelf of titles with you everywhere!

Library eBooks

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Get books and recommendations from MyOn, hoopla, OverDrive/Libby, Axis 360, and more.

Get eBooks

Summer Reading in partnership with Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation.