Track your reading and activities for Prizes/Badges:
The library uses BeanStack to help patrons track their summer reading and activities. The goal for this year for all summer reading participants to reach a combined 100,000 minutes read. Each patron will have a chance to reach individual milestones, which will allow them a chance to earn prizes and digital badges.
To Log into Beanstack, click:
This year, our theme is all about animals and the stories around them. All ages are welcome to participate as there is a challenge for everyone. We challenge our patrons to read books, attend library programs, and complete activities throughout the summer. Keep track of your reading on our Beanstack site or download a game board(newborn to 3 challenge only).
Read about youth challenges below.
Tails & Tales Summer Learning 2021 (Newborn to 3)
Encourage your child’s early literacy skills by completing any of the Read, Talk, Sing, Write or Play activities. Earn a rubber ducky when you complete 10 activities. Additionally, keep reading to earn a board book, another rubber ducky, and entry into the grand prize raffle drawing!
- 1 point will be earned for each activity your child completes.
- 10 points: rubber ducky
- 20 points: rubber ducky, a board book, and an entry into the raffle
Tails & Tales Summer Learning 2021 (Kids - Teens)
MD LBPD is giving our young readers options on how to earn 30 points toward completion. When you are finished, collect your completion prize. Additionally, keep reading to earn an entry into the grand prize drawing! The number of completion points can be earned according to your age group. Grand Prizes will consist of gift cards, toys, or tickets to special events. Points can be earned in a number of ways.
- 1 point: 1 book or 15 minutes read
- 1 point: Summer Passport activity
- Additionally, look out for other challenges throughout the summer to gain more points.
Summer Reading Kickoff (Virtual Programs)
Two exciting virtual programs from the National Aquarium are kicking off our summer fun. There are limited seats, so register early. Register: Summer Reading Kickoff: https://bit.ly/3yCZdKO
We are launching our annual summer library program and we'd love for your to participate! To register click: https://marylandlbph.beanstack.org/. All programs, events, and challenges will be held through Beanstack.
This year's theme is Tails & Tales!
This year to complete the program, you must:
Read at least 20 books (there are more prizes if you exceed 20)
Participate in the weekly quiz/trivia challenge
Attend at least 1 library event for Adults
Review at least three books
Attend at least one live (virtual event)
There are other activities like Bingo, Jeopardy, and MadLibs! And I'm hoping to add more!
$10 Amazon Gift Card to 1 randomly selected winner from the weekly trivia/quiz challenge
$50 Amazon Gift Card to 2 randomly selected winners who have completed the challenge
$20 Amazon Gift Card to 3 randomly selected winners for those who have read 30, 40, or 50 books
$5 Amazon Gift Card to 3 randomly selected winners for those who have completed additional badges outside of the required badges
If you have any questions, please let me know!
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