2024 Summer Reading Challenge

2024 Summer Reading Challenge logo

Readers of All Ages are invited to join us from June 1 – July 31, 2024!

This summer’s theme is E Heluhelu Kākou; Moʻolelo, and Hawaii’s public libraries will be celebrating the rich and varied stories that shape our communities.

If you join and log minutes, you will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize of four roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines to travel and build your own new stories!


Three easy ways to join:


Log your minutes using Beanstack. If you have never used Beanstack, watch this video tutorial.

Read from June 1 to July 31. Physical books, ebooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, large-print, magazines, e-magazines, newspapers, talking books, and Braille all qualify for reading minutes!

Alaska Airlines' Spirit of the Islands aircraftEARN REWARDS

For every 60 minutes logged online weekly, you will receive a virtual badge and an entry to the lucky grand prize drawing for Four Round Trip Tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!

View the 2024 Summer Reading Challenge Prize Rules


Libraries will be hosting a variety of cultural and enriching events for all ages throughout the summer. Our program partners are the University of Hawai‘i’s Statewide Cultural Extension Program and the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Forestry & Wildlife Division.

View a list of upcoming statewide programs on the HSPLS Events Calendar.


2024 Summer Reading Challenge sponsor logos: Friends of the Library of Hawai‘i, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, Alaska Airlines, McDonald's, and Pizza Hut


Kate Wadsworth was raised in Kailua, Hawai‘i, where she currently lives as an illustrator, graphic designer, and muralist. She spent several years living on the East Coast where she received her BFA in Communication Arts from VCU in Richmond, Virginia – a multicultural city that strengthened her interest in figurative art and urban sketching. Equally inspired by the natural world, she loves to experiment with bold colors, exaggerated shapes, and purposeful line work to tell stories with subtle but deliberate symbolism. Kate has had the privilege to work with a variety of local and international clients including, Vans, Sony, Hawaii Business Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Kokila, and NBC News. Visit Kate Wadworth’s website or follow her on Instagram. You may also visit the mural that inspired our poster artwork at the Koloa Public and School Library on Kauai.

In State holiday observance of King Kamehameha I Day, all public libraries will be closed on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

In observance of the Independence Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024.