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2021 Summer Reading Program

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Welcome to the 2021 Mead Library Summer Reading Program!

Sign up, record your reading time and register for prizes using Beanstack, or download the Beanstack app from Google Play or the Apple Store

Kids, teens and adults will earn tickets in Beanstack for reading, which can be entered in prize drawings. Kids also automically earn rewards for the time they read.

Use your library card # and library card pin when creating an account. Parents can create a single family account to track their kids' progress, but each participant must have their own library card to participate. The last day to participate is Aug. 31.

Need help? View our FAQs below or give us a call, 920-459-3400.

Children's Program FAQs

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How Does it Work?
Kids earn rewards and become eligible for prizes for the time they read or are read to.

Who's Eligible?
For newborns and up.

What Can I Count as Reading Time?
Choose from books, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers from the library or home.

How Do I Track My Progress?
To receive rewards, log the time you read or are read to using Beanstack, or by calling the Children’s Library at 920-459-3400.

New this year - time can be recorded in 1-minute increments and up!

Aug. 31 is the last day to record your reading time, claim rewards and enter the prize drawing.

Optional: Print out a reading log here, or pick up a copy at the library to help track your reading time. You still need to log your time and register for prizes using Beanstack or by calling the library.

How Do I Receive Rewards?
Kids automatically earn a free book and coupons from local restaurants for every five hours they read.

Kids will also receive a free water bottle or sports bag after 15 hours of reading (while supplies last).

Other rewards include tickets to a Sheboygan A's game and free passes to the Milwaukee Public Museum (while supplies last). After unlocking a reward in Beanstack, visit the Children's Library to pick the items up.

How Do I Enter the Prize Drawings? 
For every five hours of reading, kids earn tickets that can be redeemed on Beanstack for entries in a prize drawing of their choice (up to 10 entries). Prizes include a ukulele, LEGOs, craft kits and more.

Teen Program FAQs

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How Does it Work?
Track the books you read or listen to and become eligible for prizes along the way. 

Who is Eligible?
Students entering grades 6-12 this fall

What Can I Count as Reading Time?
Books, audiobooks and graphic novels

How Do I Track My Progress?
Fill out a brief report for every book you read or listen to using Beanstack. Last day to turn in reports is Aug. 31.

How Do I Enter the Prize Drawings? 
For every three reports you turn in, your name will be entered to win the Grand Prize you selected at registration. Turn in 30 books over the course of the summer to have your name entered 10 times!

Prizes include:

  • Xbox Series X
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • LCD HDTV
  • and more!

Adult Program FAQs

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How Does it Work?

Track the books you read or listen to and become eligible for prizes. Program is FREE.

What Can I Count as Reading Time?

Choose from books, eBooks, audiobooks and graphic novels.

How Do I Track My Progress?

Whenever you finish reading or listening to a book, record it using Beanstack, or by calling the library at 920-459-3400.

How Do I Enter the Prize Drawings? 
For every three books you complete, you’ll earn tickets that can be redeemed online for entries in a prize drawing of your choice.

Prizes include: 

  • Dungeons & Dragons Bundle (Victory Games gift card, dice set and D&D essentials kit)
  • Fire tablet with Amazon gift card
  • Amazon gift card
  • Bass Pro Shops gift card
  • Gaming Generations gift card

Sponsors

Thank You to Our Donors:

The Children's Summer Reading Program is made possible through donations from: ACUITY Charitable Foundation, Applebee’s, Automation Products, Culver’s of Sheboygan, Friends of Mead Library, Kindermusik at Take Note Studio, Kwik Trip, Lakeside Music, Mead Library Foundation, Milwaukee Public Museum, nest, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Sheboygan A’s Baseball Team, Sheboygan Pizza Ranch, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s, Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Wisconsin State Fair, and the Zoological Society of Milwaukee.

Thanks to the ACUITY Charitable Foundation for its generous support as the major sponsor of Cool Picks Teen Summer Reading Program for the 16th year. Thanks also to the Friends of Mead Public Library and the Mead Public Library Foundation.

The Adult Summer Reading Program is funded by the Friends of Mead Public Library and the Mead Public Library Foundation.