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Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library
Summer is finally here, and with it comes Ella Johnson Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program: Reading Takes You Everywhere!
We’re excited to share our new online-based registration and logging website, Beanstack, with you! We will be using Beanstack for Adults, Teens, and 1st-6th Graders (in the fall), and will have a special paper-based program for our Birth-Kindergarteners (entering Kindergarten in the fall).
Our Summer Reading Program will run from June 1st-July 31st. During that time, you can log-in to Beanstack to record your reading progress, earn virtual prizes, and get reading recommendations.
See below for details on each program. Logs are included for the Adult, Teen and 1st-6th Grade programs to make it easier to follow along with your virtual account. Parents of children in the Birth-Kindergarten group will have to come to the library to register their child and receive the paper log.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (847) 683-4490, or initiate a chat with us during our open hours. We want this to be a fun, easy, and engaging process for you and your family this summer!
Good Luck and Happy Reading!
*Please note that if you would rather not participate in the online version of our program, you may complete the paper log and return it to the library for your prizes. Virtual prizes will not be offered if you choose to complete the paper-based version of the program.
Click here to go to Ella Johnson’s Beanstack Website:
Adults aged 18 and older can read up to 4 books to complete the Adult Summer Reading program. For each book read, you will receive one raffle ticket for an iPad grand prize. After reading your 4th book, come by the library to choose a free book from our prize cart in addition to your 4th raffle ticket. Once you’ve read 4 books, you’ve completed the Adult Summer Reading Program.
Teens (7th-12th Grade)
Your goal this summer is to earn 100 points by mixing and matching reading, volunteering, writing book reviews and attending events. By participating in the Summer Reading Program, you can earn a free book, a coupon pack and a raffle ticket for a Kindle Fire and other gift baskets!
First, you’ll visit our Beanstack site to register yourself for the program. Once you register, you’ll receive your first virtual badge. Every day that you hit a goal, sign into your Beanstack account to log the activity or book you completed. When you reach 100 points you will have completed Ella Johnson Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program! However, if you’d like to earn more chances to win one of the gift baskets, keep on logging in to earn more points that will give you additional raffle tickets.
Your goal this summer is to earn 200 points by reading at least 15 minutes a day for 40 days. The program runs from June 1st-July 31st, so you’ll have 61 days to reach your goal. By participating in the Summer Reading Program, you can earn ten virtual badges, a lanyard and eight pins to add to the lanyard, a free book, a coupon pack and a raffle ticket for a Kindle Fire!
First, visit our Beanstack site to register yourself for the program. Once you register, you’ll receive your first virtual badge. Every day that you read for at least 15 minutes, sign-in to your Beanstack account to log the day of reading. You can also log your reading on your paper log, but don’t forget to log it into Beanstack as well!
The program will give you 5 points for each day of reading, and it will automatically tally up your points. After you reach 25 points (5 days of reading), you’ll receive another virtual badge, and you can come to the library to claim your lanyard and first Reading Goal Pin. For every 25 points you earn after that, you’ll receive another virtual badge and a matching pin to add to your lanyard. You can check in at the library after every 25 points you earn, or wait until the end and collect all of the pins at once.
When you reach 200 points, or 40 days of reading, you’ve successfully completed Ella Johnson Library’s 2018 Summer Reading Program!
Drop by the library to register your child and pick up a reading log. Your child will receive a small prize for registering for the program.
To complete this program, read a total of 30 books and do at least 7 of the 17 activities together (babies/infants do not have to complete any activities). The books can be board books, picture books, and even easy nonfiction books! Have your child color in a picture for every book you read together. Once all of the pictures are colored in and the activities have been completed, bring your log back to the library to claim your child’s prizes. They will receive a book, a mini-stuffed animal, and bubbles. Children will also be entered into a raffle for a grand prize!