Summer Reading Club 2020 is here!

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 1:30pm


Imagine Your Maine Story with WPL’s Summer Reading Club! This year, there’s a new way to participate called Beanstack. This is a free and easy-to-use online program, also available as an app for iOS or Android devices.

We are launching the 2020 Summer Reading program online on Tuesday, June 30. Get ready to start tracking reading and activities, collecting badges, and earning drawing tickets. All children -- from babies to high schoolers -- are welcome to join and enjoy the reading challenge this summer. 

Sign up today at 

 Beanstack allows you to join Library reading challenges like the Summer Reading Club, and track your reading progress and activities. Earn digital badges by logging books, writing reviews, and doing activities. You’ll also earn incentive prizes and tickets for entry in our end of summer prize drawings.

  • Participate in all WPL Reading Programs without required sign-up and check-in at library
  • No more keeping track of paper logs
  • Adults can create a family account, and sign up each child for a program for their age group
  • Track reading for multiple readers in one account, if you wish
  • Access your account at any time using the Beanstack app on your mobile device


How Does It Work?

  1. Create a Beanstack account. You can go to the Beanstack website or download the app onto a mobile device from the App Store (for iOS devices) or Google Play Store (for Android devices) . You will need a phone number or email address to create the account. You may sign up other members of your household after you create your account.


If you need assistance, please contact WPL Children’s Librarian Laurie Ridgway

Email or call 882-7161


  1. All of the programs which you are eligible for will appear on your welcome screen. Select an option, and click “Register for this Challenge”. Remember to do this for all of the readers on your account.
  • On the Beanstack website: Readers in your account will appear in a drop-down box on the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
  • On the Beanstack App: Select the icon in the upper right-hand corner. From there, select Readers.


  1. Track your reading and activities using the Beanstack website or Beanstack app.


Program Details

Read to Me (FOR: Babies + Toddlers)

Read and log 20 books. You’ll earn a gift bag!

Summer Reading Club (FOR: independent readers)

Track your books, write reviews, and do activities! For the first 8 book reviews, you’ll earn an incentive prize and a ticket for the Grand Prize drawing. After 8 book reviews, you’ll also get an award certificate for participating in the 2020 Reading Club. Keep reading and writing reviews. You’ll earn more tickets to enter the prize drawings!