Summer Reading with Beanstack

Blue and yellow banner with an illustration of a child reading inside a book-shaped camping tent. Text reads Adventure Begins at Your Library. Summer Reading Program 2024. June 10-July 31
Beanstack

Participate in our 2024 Summer Reading Program: Adventure Begins at you Library with Beanstack! On Beanstack, you can log your reading and activities to earn badges and tickets for prize drawings! Summer Reading runs from June 10 until July 31, with a special Bonus Round in August.

Click here for a printable flyer.

How to get started:

  1. Download the Beanstack app or visit our website at berlinlibrary.beanstack.org/
  2. Register readers. You can create an account for yourself and your child. You do not need to have an account for yourself if you are just signing up a child (but there are great prizes for you too!)

  3. Enroll each reader for the Summer Reading Program that corresponds with their age. There are summer reading challenges for all ages: children, teens, and adults!

  4. Log your reading to earn badges and entries into prize drawings. Some challenges may offer bonus prize entries and other rewards for completing activities and book reviews.

Not interested in using Beanstack? No worries. We will continue to offer paper reading cards. Just visit us at the library to get signed up!

Here's how Summer Reading works:

         This year's theme, "Adventure Begins at your Library" is all about adventure.but you can read any book you like! Audiobooks and graphic novels count too! 

         Kids & Teens Challenge (Ages Birth-17) - Log the number of minutes you read! Every 120 minutes of reading earns you a badge and a ticket to enter for a prize drawing.

         Adult Challenge (Ages 18+) - Log the number of books you complete! Every book you complete earns you a badge and a ticket to enter for a prize drawing.

Frequently Asked Questions:

         Q: Why is Summer Reading important?
             
A: Reading during the summer helps kids retain and build upon the skills they learned in school, resulting in intellectual progress in vocabulary, spelling, and math skills. Summer reading helps prevent the "summer slide," in which students may lose academic skills and reading achievements during the summer that they had gained during the school year. Furthermore, engaging with stories and the written word fosters social-emotional development and elevates the importance of lifelong learning.

         Q: How do I earn prize tickets and where do I enter for a prize?
              A: Read! Log your minutes (children and teens) or completed books (adults), and earn badges. Badges will award virtual tickets. Then you choose to enter your tickets into a virtual prize "bucket." Prizes are the same for both virtual and paper programs. The last day to submit your tickets is July 31st.

          Q: What if I don’t have access to a smart phone or computer?
               A:  Pick up paper cards at the library to track your reading. Completed cards can be entered physically entered into the prize drawing buckets that you want to try to win.

          Q: Will there be a prize wheel this year?
               A: Yes – the wheel will be out on Wednesdays.

          Q: If I have more questions or need help with my Beanstack  account, who do I ask?
              A: Send an email to bplstaff@berlinlibrary.org, reach out through our Facebook page, or stop in to ask a staff member for further assistance.

Summer Reading Events

          Join us every week for fun programs. Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Stop in or call the library at 920-361-5420 to register.

          Beginning June 1: Winnfox Library Explorer Passport Adventure: Pick up a Winnefox passport at your local library beginning June 1. Visit as many Winnefox libraries (there are 30 across 5 counties) as you can before July 31, and get your passport stamped for a chance to win fun prizes!

         Thursday, June 13 at 1 pm: Adventure of the Lost Treasure by Science Heroes
Registration required.

          Wednesday, June 19 at 4 pm: Outdoor Explorers Survival Skills (ages 5-9) by Woodsy Dude
Registration required.

          Monday, June 24 - Saturday, June 29: Craft Week. Drop in for crafts in the children's area all week long.
No registration required.

          Tuesday, July 2 from 1-3 pm: Faerie Hunt (ages 8 and up)
Registration required.  

          Thursday, July 11 at 6 pm: Animal Visit with J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue
Registration requred.

         Thursday, July 18 from 3-6 pm: Outdoor Bash. Family yard games and activities outside the library.
No registration required.

          Saturday, July 20 from 9-11 am: Fishing Excursion with Bugle Mouth Bass Club at Riverside Park
Registration required.

          Thursday, July 25 at 1 pm: Magic Morgan & Liliana
Registration required.

          Wednesday, August 7 at 2:30 pm: Mr. Steve, "The Master Facilitator of Fun"
Registration required.

 

A Big Thank You to our Sponsors!

AJ's Riverside
Bijaks Culinary Cafe
Bugle Mouth Bass Club
Country Inn
Friends of the Library
St. John Lutheran School
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers