Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2020

May 26 – July 11

We’re going virtual! This year’s Summer Reading program is going online. The program is free, and there are no fees for any of the activities. As you read and participate in activities, you will win badges, prizes and raffle tickets. Beginning May 26, 2020, you can start recording your reading time and check out the activities, located exclusively on Beanstack.

Visit the library by July 18, 2020, to claim any prizes. We can look up your account to see what prizes you have earned, so you don’t have to keep track of them.

Challenges | Prizes | Raffles | Getting Started | Frequently Asked Questions

CHALLENGES

Pre-Readers (ages 0-4)
Log the number of books read and complete early literacy activities to earn rewards.

Kids & Tweens (ages 5-12)
Earn a reward for every 4 hours and a raffle ticket for every 1 hour read.

Teens & Adults (ages 13+)
Read for 10 hours and earn a color changing cup (while supplies last) & $5 fine forgiveness coupon.
Earn a raffle ticket for every two hours read.

PRIZES

All participants are eligible for these prizes, while supplies last.

Pre-readers (ages 0-4)

  • 24 activities: Cup
  • 48 activities: Plush bear

Kids & Tweens (ages 5-8; 9-12)

  • Read 1 hour: Pencil & Sticker
  • Read 4 hours: Temporary Tattoo
  • Read 8 hours: Sticky Toy
  • Read 12 hours: Kids – Bouncy Ball or Slime; Tweens – Spiky Toy
  • Read 16 hours: $5 fine forgiveness coupon & Kids – Toy Chest prize; Tweens – Paddle Ball or Foam Flyer

Teens & Adults

  • Read 10 hours: $5 fine forgiveness coupon & Color-Changing Cup, while supplies last

RAFFLES

All age challenges except pre-readers can enter raffles for a chance to win a bonus prize.

GETTING STARTED

  • Visiting hccpl.beanstack.org or by downloading the app on iOS or Android.
  • Create account and add readers.
  • Register each reader for the Imagine Your Story challenge.
  • Log reading to earn badges, rewards and raffle tickets. Complete activities and book reviews for bonus tickets.
  • Have fun reading and earning rewards all summer long!
  • If you do not have access to the Internet or a device, you may request a paper log from the library. You can also print copies from here: 2020 Summer Reading Log You will only be able to log minutes via this method. At this time, bonus activities are only available through the website or the app. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I earn and claim my rewards?

  • Everyone can earn rewards by reading and logging the number of minutes read on Beanstack.
  • The rewards differ for each age group.
  • Visit the library by July 18, and we can look up what you have earned.

How do I earn raffle tickets and enter a raffle?

  • Log minutes, complete activities and write book reviews to earn tickets, which can be entered into raffles for a chance to win a prize.
  • The last day to submit your tickets is July 11 at 11 p.m.
  • On the website, select the Ticket tab.
  • On the app, select the Imagine Your Story challenge under Current Challenges. Then tap on the Drawings icon.

I have more questions. Who can I ask?

Email jennifer@hccpl.org, call (270) 887-4262 or message us on Facebook if you need further assistance.

Thanks to our sponsor!

Summer Reading is sponsored by Planters Bank. Thank you for your support!