June 6 through July 27
We have something for everyone at our 2020 Imagine Your Story Summer Reading Program. All ages will be using our new online reading log, Beanstack.
Beanstack’s user-friendly interface and convenient mobile app allow you to participate in our summer reading program from wherever you are. Create an account for yourself or one for your whole family.
Once you have created your account, click “add a reader” and then enter the information for yourself and each family member. Based on age, different readers will have access to their age-appropriate reading program. Register each reader for the appropriate reading challenge and start logging books today!
CHILDREN – THROUGH GRADE 6
Register online, using Beanstack, and you will be eligible for a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes at the end of the program. Participants who finish their summer reading can make an appointment with the Children’s Department to choose a book of their very own! To get you started, a bag distribution pickup area will be available near the Library entrance during the week of June 8. Please consult the online registration calendar for more information and for scheduled dates and times. The Summer Reading bag will contain everything you need, including registration information and details for tracking your reading throughout the summer.
TEENS – GRADES 6-12
Sign up to receive a Summer Reading starter kit that includes a new book, candy, library swag, and a summer reading board. Choose from: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, or Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Page. Starter kits will be distributed beginning Saturday, June 6 once you register for your kit online. Quantities are limited to the first 100 requests.
Summer reading will take place using Beanstack. Teens will get tickets for earning badges and automatically earn a ticket for signing up and another for completion. They will also earn a badge for every book read, up to 10 books, and for every activity completed.
Adults have options when it comes to Summer Reading this year! For every book read, participants can
- ‘Log a book’ on Beanstack
- Call the Reference Desk at (440) 333-7610 and press “2”, so staff can fill out a paper slip over the phone
- Drop off a paper slip at the Library, in the Summer Reading mailbox
You can pick up paper slips during our curbside service. Every entry is eligible to receive one ‘virtual’ ticket, and each ticket can be submitted to earn one of seven raffle prize packs.
Participants can also visit the library’s curbside service to request a FREE Rocky River postcard while supplies last.