2021 Summer Library Program

Register online starting May 30.

If you registered on Beanstack for last year's online Summer Library Program, you just need to login to that same account and enroll in your new program with one click. If you plan to participate in the paper program for Babies/Toddlers or Kids, you'll register using a separate form (view demo video).


Start playing June 6th.

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Babies & Toddlers will use a paper reading log. Kids, Adults, and Teens can participate using the Beanstack website or their free app for iOS and Android. Kids who prefer to not participate online also have a paper-only program option.

Last day to play is August 7th.

Be sure to check out all the Events going on this Summer, too!


   0 - 3 yrs

Baby & Toddler: paper reading log

HOW IT WORKS:

After registering for the program, you will receive a link to print your paper reading log. To complete the program, you'll log your reading and complete activities. To log your reading, color in an icon for every 15 minutes that you read independently or together until you have colored all of them (before the program ends). Complete at least 8 of the activities listed on the back of the reading log.

Image showing the Baby/Toddler Reading Log for the Paper Program

WEEKLY PRIZES:

None

GRAND PRIZES*:

Everyone who completes the program gets a prize. Pick it up one of two ways: either go to apl.org/prizes (or call 832-6187) to schedule a curbside pick-up or stop by the Children’s Services desk.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Register with this link starting May 30.

   0 - 12 yrs

Kids: paper reading log

HOW IT WORKS:

After registering for the program, you will receive a link to print your paper reading log. To complete the program, you'll log your reading and complete activities. To log your reading, follow the path and color in an icon for every 20 minutes that you read independently or together until you have colored all of them (before the program ends). Complete at least 8 of the activities listed on the back of the reading log.

Image showing the Kids' Reading Log for the Paper Program

WEEKLY PRIZES:

No weekly prizes, but when you reach the halfway point on your reading log, come to the Children's Services Desk for a special prize. 

GRAND PRIZES*:

Everyone who completes the program gets a prize. Pick it up one of two ways: either go to apl.org/prizes (or call 832-6187) to schedule a curbside pick-up or stop by the Children’s Services desk.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Register with this link starting May 30.

   3 - 12 yrs

Kids: online

HOW IT WORKS:

This program allows you to play online AND with a sticker book (aka, your badge book, available to the first 1,000 Kids who enroll in this program). Log reading and activities online to earn digital badges, and put stickers in your badge book, too! 

BADGE BOOK: place one sticker in your daily reading log each day that you read -- log five days and you're on a hot streak! (See a demo of logging daily reading) Additionally, as you earn your level up badges online you can put the corresponding stickers in your badge book (the level up stickers and level up online badges look exactly the same). Keep track of your activities with stickers in your badge book, too.  

ONLINE IN BEANSTACK: keep track of the minutes you read. You will earn a level up digital badge each time your minutes add up to another hour. Earn more digital badges as you complete activities. 

LOGGING YOUR READING IN BEANSTACK:

WEEKLY PRIZES:

Log at least 60 minutes of reading in Beanstack and automatically be entered into that week's prize drawing.

GRAND PRIZES*:

Everyone who completes the program gets a prize. Pick it up one of two ways: either go to apl.org/prizes (or call 832-6187) to schedule a curbside pick-up or stop by the Children’s Services desk.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Beanstack Logo: Register/Enroll in your program

   12 - 18 yrs

Teens: online

HOW IT WORKS:

Read and log 2 hours each week to earn a digital badge.

BONUS: do kindness/wellness activities to earn extra badges.

LOGGING YOUR READING IN BEANSTACK:

WEEKLY PRIZES:

While there are no weekly prizes, we still have some great options for you.

Get a free book by enrolling in the teen program and claiming it by June 20. See more details in the Special Note section. 

Take n' Create packs will be available every other week to 10-20 participants. Each Sunday a pack is available we'll post a link on our Facebook page for you to claim one, while supplies last. You don't have to be signed up on Beanstack to receive Take n' Create packs but we encourage your participation.

All while supplies last. We reserve the right to make changes.

GRAND PRIZES*:

Log 16 hours of reading to complete the program and be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing.

Keep logging up to 100 hours even after you earn your completion badge.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Beanstack Logo: Register/Enroll in your program

SPECIAL NOTE:

We want to give away some books! After enrolling in the teen program, come to the Information Desk by June 20 to pick a free book, while supplies last. The books are a varied mix of genres, interests, reading levels, and mature content to be enjoyed freely by teens.

   18 years +

Adults: online

HOW IT WORKS:

Participate each week by reading from a book of any form and then logging your reading. No minimum reading requirement.

LOGGING YOUR READING IN BEANSTACK:

WEEKLY PRIZES:

Log your reading each week and be automatically entered into that week's prize drawing.

GRAND PRIZES*:

Log reading for at least 6 weeks and be automatically entered into the grand prize drawings.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Beanstack Logo: Register/Enroll in your program

SPECIAL NOTE:

Earn a special digital badge by visiting at least 5 Appleton-area nature trails