Summer at the library will certainly look different in 2020, but one thing that will not change is our love of reading and our mission to spread that love to people of all ages. This is more important than ever this year, especially for children and teens who have already experienced upheaval in their learning, and for all of us who are looking to learn, grow, and share good stories.
We are offering a virtual summer reading program this year—participants can track their reading, write reviews, and earn badges for completing learning activities, all through our reading challenge website facilitated by Beanstack. You can sign up by visiting https://springfieldmontco.beanstack.org. You can also use the Beanstack mobile app to sign up and track reading; it is available on iOS and Android.
Track your reading from June 15 through August 16. You may sign up at any time and are able to log past days read; you’re not required to log in each day. Participants may read whatever they want and however they want! Physical books, e-books, audiobooks, online books, magazines, etc.; it all counts.
We encourage you to track your reading online, either through the website or the mobile app. However, if you do not have access to the internet or a device, we do have a paper reading log available. Copies will be available in the vestibule of the library; please call the library if you need more information.
Reading challenges are available for all ages:
Read to Me
For babies and toddlers
Parents can track the days they read to their child and the early learning activities they do together to earn virtual badges and free books.
For children in preschool through entering 5th grade
Track days read and learning activities completed to earn virtual badges, activity packs, and free books. Reading counts whether the child is reading on their own or someone is reading to them.
For teens entering 6th through 12 grades
Track days read and learning activities completed to earn virtual badges, activity packs, and free books.
Log the books you read and write reviews to be entered into raffle drawings. The reviews you share also help us to compile recommendation lists.
Events and Activities
We will also be providing virtual events and activities this summer via our website, social media platforms, and Zoom. We encourage you to check the Events and Classes page for the appropriate age group (Kids, Teens, or Adults) on our website to learn more about virtual events and activities you can do at home.