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Come join us for Summer Reading 2019: A Universe of Stories

Imagine Your Story!

What can you expect this year?

Summer reading is going digital for 2020—but we hope that you are still able to have a fun and enriching time.

Online tracking through Beanstack

Beanstack is an online tracking tool that libraries all over the country use. Through it, you can track your reading and win digital badges, or even physical prizes! All you need to sign up is an email address and a library card. You can sign up yourself, or your entire family! There's even an app you can download to your smartphone. Watch a tutorial to get started.

Digital Programming

Keep an eye on the calendar for fun programming that you can participate in online—trivia programs, book clubs, craft programs and more!

Take & Make Kits

Keep a look out for Take & Make kits available at your local branch on the 2nd and 4th weeks of June, July, and August.  These kits will have hands-on activities that won't always require a screen.

Take & Make Kits are available on a first come first serve basis, and only available while supplies last. Please call or visit your local branch for details.

How to Use Reading Logs with Beanstack

Early Readers 0-5 years

Baby's Summer Reading


  • Sign up for Beanstack 
  • Register your little one for the Summer Reading Program: Early Readers! event.
  • Read a book to your little one, log it, and win your first digital badge!
  • Keep reading! Every additional book makes you eligible for more badges, and more chances to win physical prizes!

Kids 6-12 years


  • Sign up for Beanstack
  • Register for the Summer Reading Program: Kids! event. Note: There are 2 options -  tracking by minutes read, or tracking by books read.  Choose whichever one feels right to you!
  • Read 1 book or for 30 minutes, log it, and win your first digital badge!
  • Keep reading! Every additional book or minutes read makes you eligible for more badges, and more chances to win physical prizes!

Teens 12-18 years


  • Sign up for Beanstack
  • Register for the Summer Reading Program: Teens! Event
  • Write a review of a book you read, or a digital program you participated in and win your first digital badge!
  • Register for a Teen Take & Make bag here! 
  • Keep going! Every additional review you write makes you eligible for more badges, and more chances to win physical prizes!

Adults


  • Sign up for Beanstack
  • Register for the Summer Reading Program: Adults! Event
  • Read or listen to a book, log it, and win your first digital badge!
  • Keep reading! Every additional book makes you eligible for more badges, and more chances to win physical prizes!