June 7, 2019 By Technology Bethel Off

Summer Reading 2019

JUNE 11 – AUGUST 30, 2019

Welcome to summer, everyone! The Bethel Public Library has a fun-filled schedule of programs for all ages. From magicians to music concerts and scavenger hunts to learning henna and making your own tea, this year there is something for everybody–starting with our Summer Reading program at https://bethellibrary.beanstack.com/

If you participated in 2018’s Summer Reading, this may look familiar: that’s because we’re using Beanstack again to log books and keep track of our reading goals. You can sign in using the account you made last year to continue tracking your reading. For new readers, Beanstack allows you to log books and days in your reading log and tells you other ways you can earn prizes all summer long even while you’re away. This year, there are even more ways to unlock badges and earn prizes!

For kids and teens (Ages 0-21): Earn 5 badges to complete the Summer Reading program and earn our completion prize. Set a reading goal with a grown up (measured in minutes, pages or chapters) and start reading! After reading for 15 days, continue reading to unlock additional prizes at 30, 45, 60, and 80 days of reading. Kids and teens can also earn their last 4 badges by attending a library program or completing activities. Earn raffle entries towards our End of Summer raffle for every day of reading logged.

Lastly, in the children’s section, kids can play “The Game” once for every 5 days of reading. Limited to 1 play per day.

For adults (Ages 18+): Read at least 5 books to complete the Summer Reading program and earn our completion prize. Each book you read earns an entry towards weekly raffles for gift certificates to local businesses. Read more books, write book reviews, and attend programs to earn additional raffle entries.

Prizes can be collected at the Summer Reading Desk on the first floor as they’re earned, or all at once until the end of the first week of school in September. For questions about the program, including accessing your account or how to register, please feel free to stop by our Summer Reading Desk on the first floor the next time you’re in!

Thank you to the Library Board of Directors and the Friends of the Bethel Public Library for sponsoring 2019’s Summer Reading program. Revisit this page throughout the summer for additional sponsors and hints about upcoming raffle prizes!