Summer Reading Challenge — All Ages!
Earn prizes, a free book, and enter extra giveaways by logging the number of pages you read from June 1-July 31!
200/400/800/1000 pages = pick a small prize
600 pages = pick a free book
Small prizes include:
Library merchandise, coupons, toys, and more!
(One coupon per sponsor please)
Feeling overwhelmed? Try reading together as a family! Books read aloud count for the reader and each of the listeners.
Sign up/log books online: https://jolietlibrary.beanstack.com
Print the Summer Reading Informational Brochure
Want to be able to scan the ISBN to log your book, log your family’s reading all at once or track your reading on the go? Download Beanstack Tracker, available for free in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Then, join the 2021 Summer Reading Challenge! Watch a video tutorial on how to sign up for a challenge here.
Go to jolietlibrary.beanstack.com or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app to track your reading. Through the app, click + to add a book or activity. Choose to scan ISBN or search for a title. Log your past reading, clicking “next” through the date and minutes, then track your pages. Mark that you finished the book. To add activities, simply click on “activity” instead of “reading.” Watch a video tutorial on how to log pages here.
Earn Activity Badges
Challenge yourself to complete extra activities between June 1 and July 31, then log them into the Beanstack Tracker App. Watch a video tutorial on how to log activities here.
- Check out something from the library, either digital or physical items.
- Attend a library program, either virtually or in person.
- Read to someone you love.
- Watch a movie based on a book.
- Snap a sponsor selfie and tag it with #JPLsummer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I have to sign up again?
We are using a different online system in 2021, so everyone will need to create a new account at jolietlibrary.beanstack.com to register for any of our reading challenges throughout the year.
Do I need a library card to join?
Library cards are not required. Everyone is encouraged to participate!
How do I count my pages?
Some books don’t have page numbers, including picture books, manga, ebooks and audiobooks. Those books still count! You can look up the number of pages in the print copy on the library catalog or on Amazon. Picture books are generally 32 pages. Books read together as a family count for each of the readers and listeners.
When do I pick up my prizes?
Prizes will be available July 5-August 7 at either library location.