Summer Reading Program 2021

Tails & Tales

Go wild during this summer's Summer Reading Program at the Elyria Public Library System. Join us for a season of themed "Tails & Tales" adventures. We will host events in-person in small groups, outdoors, and virtually. Everyone can find something to enjoy this summer at the Elyria Public Library System.

Registration for Summer Reading begins June 1 through Beanstack


  Summer Reading Program 2021 for Kids


  Summer Reading Program 2021for Teens


Summer Reading Program 2021
Tails & Tales
June 1 - August 15
  Read 10 Hours to reach your goal this summer!   Read 5 Books to reach complete your challenge!



Step 1. Register | This year, we have three registration options.

  • Option 1: Register online through Beanstack. Online registration will begin on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. If you already have a Beanstack account, there is no need to create a new one. Just log in to your account, to join the "Tails & Tales" Summer Reading Program.
  • Option 2: Visit any EPLS location to register in person.
  • Option 3: Call any EPLS location to register via phone.  

Step 2. Track your Reading | The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

  • Participants of all ages may track their reading online via Beanstack, beginning Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Online participants will earn badges. The more you read, the more badges you will earn. 
  • Child and teen participants have set goals to complete their summer reading challenge. 
    • Children (0 - 12) | Read 10 hours. 
    • Teens (12 - 18) | Read 5 books. 

Step 3. Have Fun! | Relax and enjoy your summer with a good book in your hands. Remember to visit the library for reading materials along with special events through the summer. See our calendar of events.



Children | Kids can earn prizes along the way to their grand prize entry.

  • 2 Hours | Earn a pencil (while supplies last)
  • 5 Hours | Earn an animal ruler bookmark and restaurant coupon (while supplies last)
  • 10 Hours | Earn a grand prize reading entry for:
    • Total Experience Zoo Passes (2 passes)
    • Zoo Tickets, Family Bundle (2 adult and 2 kids tickets)
    • Kindle Fire 7
    • Amazon Echo Dot
    • Safari Explorer Kit & Trivia Game
    • Lego Creator Bundle
    • Preschool Play & Learn Bundle
    • Plushie Storage Bean Bag Cover  
      • Children can earn a maximum of 6 entries.

Teens | Teens can earn small prizes along with their grand prize entry.

  • 5 Books | Earn a grand prize entry and a pencil/pencil grip combo
  • 10 Books | Earn a grand prize entry and a button
  • Possible Prizes
    • Kindle Fire 7
    • Portable Projector Bundle
    • Amazon Echo Dot
    • Panda Throw Blanket
    • Popsicle Pool Float
    • Watercolor Pencil Art Set
      • Teens can earn a maximum of 10 entries.

Adults | The more you read, the more chance you have at winning a prize.

  • For every book read, you earn a grand prize entry for:
    • Kindle Fire
    • Inflatable Lounger
    • Local Businesses Gift Baskets
      • Note: Additional prizes may be added after the start of the program depending on donations.


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Prize Donation Sponsors

apple bees unplugged Michelle's Cafe The Rural Nest McDonalds in LaGrange
1540 W. River Rd. N.
Elyria, OH

Unplugged Brewing Co. 201 E Bridge St.
Elyria, OH

Michelle's Cafe
548 N Center St.
Lagrange, OH
The Rural Nest
111 South Center St.
LaGrange, OH
550 N. Center St.
LaGrange, OH
Our F.A.M.I.L.Y. Ready Set Kindergarten Southside Pride    

Our F.A.M.I.L.Y.

Ready Set Kindergarten

Southside Pride