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Summer Reading Program

What is it?

The Mead Summer Reading Program promotes literacy in our community and helps kids maintain their reading skills over the summer.

The program is open to all ages, with separate categories for children, teens and adults. Sign up beginning May 1 and record your reading time from May 28-Aug. 12.

How to Join

Click below to sign up or to log in if you already have an account from last year. Children need their own library cards to participate.

You can also register and manage your account using the the Beanstack app, which is available in the App Store and on Google Play.

Have questions or need help getting started? Stop by the Children’s Library, call 920-459-3400, ext. 3 or use the chat feature at the bottom of this page.

Register/Access Your Account

Enroll in the Summer Math Adventure

Kids entering preschool through eighth grade can enroll in our Summer Math Adventure program using Beanstack.

Once enrolled, visit the library to pick up a take-home activity packet, or access the document online using Beanstack.

Summer Reading Program Details

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Children

How it Works: Participants earn rewards and become eligible for prizes for the time they read or are read to. The program is FREE and open to newborns and up.

What to Read: Choose from books, eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, magazines and newspapers from the library or home.

How to Join: Register beginning May 1 using Beanstack (or download the Beanstack app) and record your reading time starting May 28. Children need their own library card to participate.

Track Your Reading Time: Receive credit for the time you spend reading from May 28-Aug. 12 using Beanstack. Aug. 12 is the last day to record your reading time. 

Rewards: Earn free books, coupons from local restaurants, event tickets and more for every five hours you read as follows -

  • 5 hours - free book
  • 10 hours - reward bundle
  • 15 hours - free book
  • 30 hours - automatic entry into our Family Fun Grand Prize drawing, featuring a free Pizza Ranch dinner + movie tickets

Prizes: For every five hours of reading, you’ll earn tickets that can be redeemed online for entries in a prize drawing of your choice (up to 6 entries). Prizes include an Amazon Fire Tablet, Instax Camera, LEGO sets, art kit, puzzle bundle and more.

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Teens

How it Works: Track the hours you read or listen to books and become eligible for prizes along the way. The program is FREE.

Who is Eligible: Students entering grades 6-12 this fall.

What to Read: Books, audiobooks and graphic novels.

How to Join: Register beginning May 1 using Beanstack (or download the Beanstack app) and record your reading time starting May 28. A library card is required to participate. SASD students can also use their Virtual Library Cards.

Track Your Reading Time: Receive credit for the time you spend reading from May 28-Aug. 12 using Beanstack. Aug. 12 is the last day to record your reading time.

Prizes: For every 5 hours of reading, you’ll earn tickets that can be redeemed online for entries in a prize drawing of your choice. Read up to 30 hours over summer to have your name entered 6 times.

Prizes include a Nintendo OLED Switch, Kindle Fire HD and Xbox Series S.

2024 Adult Summer Reading Program logo

Adults

How it Works: Track the hours you read or listen to books and become eligible for prizes. Program is FREE.

What to Read: Choose from books, eBooks, audiobooks and graphic novels.

How to Join: Click here to sign up or use the Beanstack app. A library card is required to participate.

How to Join: Register beginning May 1 using Beanstack (or download the Beanstack app) and record your reading time starting May 28. A library card is required to participate. 

Track Your Reading Time: Receive credit for the time you spend reading from May 28-Aug. 12 using Beanstack. Aug. 12 is the last day to record your reading time.

Prizes: For every 5 hours of reading, you’ll earn tickets that can be redeemed online for entries in a prize drawing of your choice. 

Prizes include a $75 Amazon gift card, $75 Gaming Generations gift card, $75 Stefano’s Slo Food Market gift card, Fire 7 tablet and a Nintendo Switch Lite.

Thank You to Our Donors

Thank you to the ACUITY Charitable Foundation, Friends of Mead Library and Mead Library Foundation for sponsoring the 2024 Summer Reading Program.