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Summer Reading Adventure: Read, Renew, Repeat!

Saturday, June 1 - Wednesday, July 31

Complete activities and win prizes! All activities are repeatable! 

How to participate

  1. Register online OR pick up a log at any APLD location. If you've never used Beanstack before, you can create an account now! 

  2. Complete 20 activities and you’ve completed our summer reading adventure! All activities are repeatable!

  3. For a bonus challenge, complete an extra 100 minutes of reading to receive an additional prize! (Just 20 minutes a day, for five days!)

Register

Log your activities on the Beanstack Tracker app. Download the app for easier access!

-OR- 

Download the paper log!

Pick up your prizes!

After you have logged your activity points into Beanstack or completed your log,  come into any of the 4 library locations to collect your prize! Prizes can be redeemed starting June 8 at 9 a.m.

Join us!

Summer Reading Programs & Special Events
Wed, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Santori Library - Meeting Room 125/126 Combined,ASD Santori Zoom Room
IL Humanities Road Scholar Connie Martin will explore how certain lyrics and emotion within Negro Spirituals were used to inform freedom seekers when and how to escape from the bondage of slavery.

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Meeting Room 166
Calling all Makers! Educator Minhaj Farrukh will explore how solar energy is used for various applications, and all participants will make their own solar energy device to take home.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Meeting Room 166
Junk journaling uses found and leftover items to decorate blank notebooks. Supplies will be provided, but we encourage you to bring photos, ticket stubs, and other items to personalize your journal!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Meeting Room 166
Create your own pens topped with unique, book page roses! All materials will be provided. Grades 6 - 12.

Thu, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Meeting Room 166
Welcome to the charming world of miniatures! Expert crafter Catherine Suchy will help us create tiny tomes, design adorable bookshelves, build miniature reading nooks, and more.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Santori Library - Teen Program Room 224
Calling all Makers! Educator Minhaj Farrukh will explore how wind energy is used for various applications, and all participants will make their own small, wind-powered turbine to take home.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Meeting Room 166
Let your imagination run wild and experiment with a variety of colors, patterns, and styles! Our creations will bring cheerful color to our town, one rock at a time. All materials will be provided.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Eola Road Branch - Meeting Room 166
Curious about 3D printing but don't know where to start? We'll use the free software Tinkercad to make your first 3D print design - a personalized mini flowerpot with a succulent!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Santori Library - Teen Program Room 224
What's super adorable and great for any magnetic surface? Your own tiny planter magnet! All materials, including real and fake plants, will be provided. Please register to be sure to receive a plant.

Thu, Aug 01, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
West Branch, Outdoors
Calling all teen artists- Come make your mark and create some fun artwork on our sidewalk with colorful chalk!

Need help registering?

Need help registering and logging your activities? Below are videos that can help, whether it’s using the Beanstack website or the Beanstack Tracker. For additional assistance, feel free to contact us.

Using the website


Using the App