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Letter from Ocean County Library

Ocean County Library

June 1, 2024

Dear Jackson Students,

Hello from the Jackson Branch of the Ocean County Library! We are very excited to share our summer program with you and your family. Join us this summer as we celebrate our 2024 Summer Reading theme, Adventure Begins at Your Library.

Summer Reading Challenge FAQ:

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

We are challenging you to read 5 books of your choice during your
summer break. You can read 5 books on your own, you can listen to the
audiobook recording of the book of your choice or have 10 books read to
you. We are happy to support you in your reading journey in whatever
form you choose to read.

 How will I log my books?

You or your Parent/Guardian are required to log your summer reading via
Beanstack website or app. For more information on how to sign up, please
visit our website, or follow the
instructions at All users with existing
accounts can log in and participate as you have done in the past by
registering for the new 2024 summer reading challenge (registration will
open in June).


 Will there be Summer Reading prizes this year?

For every 5 books for you read and log into Beanstack you can come
redeem a small prize. In addition, we will enter you into a raffle to win one
of our grand prize baskets.


 What type of programming is available this summer?

There will be a wide assortment of activities, presenters, crafts and more!
For a full list, please see our attached Summer Reading Calendar or
check out Calendar of Events at our OCL website.


 When does Summer Reading kickoff?

You can begin logging your books on June 1 st , and the last day to log
books will September 13 th .


 Will there be Reading Buddies this year?
There will be no Reading buddies this year.


 Can I get my summer reading assignment books at the Library?

Yes! We have a large selection of books from the Jackson School District
Elementary Summer Reading Assignments. Please stop by and we will be
happy to help you find what you need!


 Do my school summer reading assignment books count toward my
Jackson Library Summer Reading Challenge?
Yes! Just don’t forget to log them individually in Beanstack.

If you are looking for more information, please visit our website at or reach out to us in the Jackson Youth Services
office at 732-928-4400 x 3809. We can’t wait to see you at the Library this

Yours Truly,
Youth Services Department of the Jackson Branch
Ocean County Library
2 Jackson Drive
Jackson, NJ 08527