During our first week get ready for a wild adventure! Virtually meet over 15 animals, take a look at their animal playroom, and learn interesting biofacts about their habitats, food chains, and more!
During our second week you will need to pack your bags and buckle your imaginary seatbelts! We’re taking a trip across the world! Combining traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling; Yasu Ishida will guide you to the enchanting land of Japan.
During our third week get ready for an educational, interactive, unique, and fun show! The Story Ship combines awesome animation, robots, holograms, puppetry, comedy-theater, magic, and music into an incredibly innovative performance!
During our fourth week join us for The Man. The Myth. The Magician! He’s back for another year of magical fun! Ready to wrap you in a world of literary fantasy, Ken Scott will keep you captivated in a mixture of magic, education, and fun!
2020 Summer Reading Challenge
May 26th – July 31st
The Summer Reading Program is a FREE and fun program designed to engage all age groups in participating as a community and exploring new ideas, books, and activities. Each year your local library hosts professional performers and offers engaging programming and prize opportunities. And this year is no different! BUT we would like to make an exciting announcement! There is one change this year: all of your reading log needs will be….virtual! Starting this year, in addition to all of the in-house services offered, your local library will run a Summer Reading Challenge hosted by Beanstack!
What is Beanstack?
Beanstack is a free online service that allows our participants to virtually log their reading, earn badges for completing reading goals or activities, earn tickets for prize drawings, write book reviews, get personalized book recommendations, and more! Sign-up is free and easy. Participants can register as individuals or as a whole family. For 24/7 access and easy logging, we highly recommend that all participants download the mobile app.
Registration is free, easy, and fast! Click the link below to get started! If you need help registering, check out the PDF below for step-by-step instructions.
What Challenges Are Available?
After you register for your Beanstack account, Beanstack will automatically list the challenges available to you by age group so make sure you use an accurate age. By completing the logging goals and/or activities in each challenge, participants earn badges and tickets to enter into prize drawings. The more badges you earn, the more tickets you get. The more tickets you get, the more chances to win! Here are the current challenges available to our participants:
2020 Imagine Your Story – Kids: This challenge is for ages 0-12 years old and logging goals are done by the number of books the child reads.
2020 Imagine Your Story – Teens: This challenge is for ages 12-18 years old and logging goals are earned by how many minutes a teen reads.
2020 Imagine Your Story – Adults: This challenge is for ages 18-109 years old. As with the teen challenge, logging goals are determined by minutes read.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: This challenge is for ages 0-5 and can be done in unison with the 2020 Imagine Your Story – Kids Challenge. The “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” program encourages guardians to spend time sharing books with their little ones while building critical early literacy skills before he or she enters school. Earn badges along the way to getting your completion badge.
How Are Prizes Earned?
Many of the badges that participants can earn use tickets as a reward. These tickets can then be used to enter prize drawings. There are multiple drawings per challenge and participants can decide how many tickets they would like to “spend” on each drawing. For example, if the prizes are a bike, tablet, or gift card, a participant with 10 tickets could use 3 on the bike drawing, 5 on the tablet drawing, and 2 on the gift card drawing. The more tickets you use on a certain drawing, the better your chances are of winning.
This Sounds Great! When Can I Register?
Registration will be open on May 26th, 2020.