Reading Challenges for All Ages

Our year-round reading programs allow families and readers of all ages to log and read books for prizes and badges. These programs are offered through Beanstack, which is our free online service that offers book and activity logging, recommendations and book reviews. Beanstack will automatically direct you to the appropriate activities based on your age. Show us how much you love to read by participating in one of our programs!

Every summer the library offers a summer reading program for all ages to encourage them to read, explore new authors and genres, and find out about the many different types of materials the library offers. The summer reading program is also a great way to encourage kids to keep reading during the summer when they aren’t going to school. We offer incentives, activities and programs to keep them engaged in reading.

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(Preregistration forms are available to download at the bottom of this page.)

Instructional videos on using Beanstack are available after the list of active challenges.

 

Active Challenges

 
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Read to Me

For babies to preschoolers -  Keep track of the number of books read online or in your Passport. Join us for in-person programs, Grab & Go Craft Kits and much more! Bring your Passport to the library after July 18 to show what you have done and get a free book! You will also be entered for a special Grand Prize Drawing!

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K-6th Grade

This summer, make a splash and dive into a great book! Unlock virtual badges by logging your reading and activities here in Beanstack, and then place the corresponding sticker in your Badge Book. 20 minutes of reading a day is all it takes! Join us for in-person programs, Grab & Go Craft Kits and much more! Bring your Badge Book to the library after July 18 to show what you have done and get a free book! You will also be entered for a special Grand Prize Drawing!

teens

Teens

Explore an Ocean of Possibilities this summer! Log the time you spend reading to earn badges. Keep track of your reading time online or in your Program Book. Join us for in-person programs, Grab & Go Craft Kits and much more! Bring your Log to the library after July 18 to show what you have done and get a free book! You will also be entered for a special Grand Prize Drawing!

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Adults

Explore an Ocean of Possibilities with Beanstack this summer! Log the books you read to earn badges and rewards.  Adults...we challenge YOU to read this summer! Keep track of the minutes you read and if you complete the challenge, you will earn an extra entry in the Yearlong Adult Reading Challenge. (Yes, the books you read MAY be used on entries for the yearlong challenge also)

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Can you rise to the challenge to keep reading all year long?

Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 100 books!

Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long! 

If you complete at least one book badge you will be entered in the grand prize drawing to be held in December. We will also have random prize drawings throughout the year, so log your reading all year long. Paper entries will also be available at the library.

1000 books

Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little ones! Log reading and earn badges all along the way.

It’s easy to participate! For every book you read (yes, repeats count), your child will be one step closer to reading 1000 books before kindergarten! You can count books read to your child by anyone…teachers, siblings, grandparents, etc. Keep track of the books read on Beanstack.

For each 100 books read, children can stop in the library and place a leaf on the Readers' Tree and have their picture taken to share with family and friends! When you reach 500 books, be sure to stop in the library to pick up a prize.

It may sound like this is a daunting task, but if you read just 1 book a night, you will have read about 365 books in a year, 730 in two years and 1,095 in three years.

mindfulness

Take a deep breath in and out, notice where you are, and how you are feeling. Great job! You are on your way to becoming a more mindful person. Try this challenge and earn 10 new badges as you take some much-needed me time.  All Ages

steam

STEAM is all around us! From the questions we ask, technology we use, and creative solutions we develop, our world is powered by STEAM. Learn more about its progress, pioneers, games, and activities in this interactive challenge!  All Ages

 

 


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