Press Release

Contact: Kimberly Corbett, Deputy Director
Phone: 601-968-5807


Jackson/Hinds Library System’s 2022 Summer Reading Program Begins

JACKSON, MS – The Jackson/Hinds Library System’s annual Summer Reading Program is back with in-person programs. If you’re looking for exciting activities and programs that can help your preschooler, child or teen keep reading and learning this summer, the 2022 Summer Reading Program is only a click away. Adults are welcome to sign up and participate as well.

Oceans of Possibilities children's bannerThe library system has planned a variety of free events on the oceanography-inspired theme Oceans of Possibilities for local area preschoolers, children, teens, and adults throughout Hinds County.  The program is from June 6 to July 15, 2022, and online registration is available via the Beanstack platform at and the Beanstack app. With Beanstack, registrants can earn digital badges such as a reading badge for every 100 minutes they read, an activity badge, and a book review badge.

The library branches will provide free gifts for registrants such as bookmarks, pencils, and other treats, take-and-make craft kits, and paper registration forms and reading logs for those who may need them. Also enjoy the vibrant displays and other surprises at each location!

Those who earn 10 reading badges will earn a digital certificate and be entered into a random drawing for prizes. Prizes will also be given to the top reader overall by age category. All registrants will enjoy End of Summer Reading celebrations  (dates TBA) at each library branch after the program ends. These parties will include goody bags and refreshments.

JHLS also has an exciting lineup of presenters for this year’s programs such as Corey Wright of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Freedom Ranch Outreach Education, Professor Universe, and Bayou Town, as well as signature programs from the library branches such as animal story times and tips on animal care.

For more information and updates on the 2022 Summer Reading Program, visit


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