Chatham County public libraries present Tails & Tales as part of 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Challenge

Pittsboro, NC – Chatham County Public Libraries invite children and teens to participate in its 2021 Virtual Summer Reading Challenge “Tails and Tales” from June 3 through July 31, 2021.

The Virtual Summer Reading Challenge, sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Community Library, is open to children and teens, ages two and up. Readers will participate online this year by signing up on the libraries’ Beanstack site,, and win prizes for completing 10 hours of reading. Using Beanstack, readers can log their time and titles online, as well as create book reviews for others to see. All readers who reach the 10-hour goal will earn a free book and will be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $50 gift certificate to McIntyre’s Books.

The Virtual Summer Reading Challenge kicks off online on June 3rd at 4:00 p.m. with a special program “Animal Stories in African Art,” an interactive virtual program hosted by the North Carolina Museum of Art. This event will be most appropriate for children ages 4-10, but everyone is invited to participate and learn. Registration information can be found on the libraries’ online Events Calendar.

Chatham County Public Libraries are grateful for the support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library, a nonprofit group of volunteers dedicated to promoting the library as a valuable and vital community resource. Visit their website,, for more information.

Special events will be presented online throughout the summer. Residents are encouraged  to visit the libraries’ website,, or contact Youth Services at (919) 545-8085 or for more information.