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Adventure Begins at your library Summer Reading Banner

Summer Reading 2024

June 8 - July 20

The adventure begins June 8! Login or sign-up on Beanstack to get started. 

If you already have a Beanstack account: Log in, go to the "Discover" tab and click "Join". If you have multiple readers on your account, make sure everyone joins the challenge under their own profile (challenges differ by age group). 

New to Beanstack? Go to the Beanstack website or download the app. Follow the prompts to set-up an account. Need help? Watch this video for a brief tutorial or call the library for assistance. 

Having trouble logging in? Go to 'forgot username' or 'forgot password' and follow the prompts or contact the library for assistance. 

Parents: If you don't see the reading challenge for your child's age group, first make sure you have switched to their profile. If you are veiwing Beanstack on the correct reader profile, then make sure to update the child's age/grade in the profile settings.  If you still do not see the reading challenge for their age group, call the library for assistance. 

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Adult Summer Reading

Adult Summer Reading (18+ years)

Adults can start a Summer Reading Adventure at Three Rivers Library using Beanstack to log reading minutes and earn raffles and prizes!

Every time you log reading, you are automatically entered for gift card drawings.

Reaching reading goals also earns virtual tickets for our Grand Prize Drawings:

  • Read 240 Minutes (4 Hours): 2 virtual tickets
  • Read 480 Minutes (8 Hours): 2 virtual tickets
  • Read 720 Minutes (12 Hours): 3 virtual tickets

When a Grand Prize ticket is earned, you will need to choose which Grand Prize Drawing you wish to enter. View the prize choices, then enter your tickets for the drawing you wish to enter. Winners of the Grand Prize drawings are eligible for random gift card drawings, however only one Grand Prize can be won per person. Everyone who reaches 720 Minutes (12 Hours) will also receive a completion prize!

Only materials read during the summer reading program (June 8-July 20) are eligible to be logged. All reading minutes must be logged by the end of the program on July 20. Raffle tickets for Grand Prize drawings must be entered by July 27. Winners will be announced the last week of July.

All prizes must be picked up by August 3.

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Youth Summer Reading (0-17 years)

Log reading to earn prizes & Grand Prize Drawing tickets. Kids & teens ages can also Read & Bead. The more you log, the more beads you earn to build a custom necklace or bracelet and earn a Summer 2024 Brag Tag!

  • Beads, chains, & brag tags will be available to pick up at either library during Summer Reading,  June 8 to August 3.
  • Other youth prizes will be available to pick up July 1 to August 3.
  • Tickets for Grand Prize drawings must be entered by July 27.
  • Grand Prize winners will be announced the last week of July.

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Read to me Club

Read to Me Club

0 - 5 years

Parents and family can read to their young children, or children learning can practice reading to the family! Log the number of books a child reads so they can earn fun prizes, a free book and tickets for our Grand Prize drawings. Log optional activities to continue your summer adventure and earn bonus drawing tickets.

Read to me Club kids can also Read & Bead. Earn a new bead for every 2 books read. Read 20 books to complete the challenge and earn a brag tag!

Books you read for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten can also be logged for Summer Reading!

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Kids Summer Reading

Kid's Summer Reading

6 - 12 years

Log your reading minutes for a Read & Bead adventure! Along the way, earn other prizes, a free book, and tickets for the Grand Prize drawings. Log optional activities to earn bonus drawing tickets. 

How does Read & Bead work?

1) Once kids are signed up for the reading challenge in Beanstack, they can visit the library to get a chain & their first bead. 

2) For every 60 minutes of reading logged, visit the library to pick out a new bead! The more minutes you log, the more options for custom beads you'll get.

3) Log 600 minutes to complete the summer reading challenge, earn your final bead and a Summer 2024 brag tag!

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Teen summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading

13 - 17 years

Log reading minutes to earn prizes, a free book, and virtual tickets for a chance to win a Grand Prize drawing. Reach 600 minutes to complete the challenge! Log optional activities and book reviews to earn bonus drawing tickets.

Teens can also Read & Bead! Join the reading challenge in Beanstack, then visit the library to get a chain and your first bead. Get a new bead for every 60 minutes logged. 

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Thanks to our Summer Reading Sponsors!

We want to sincerely thank our sponsors for supporting us while we encourage the communities of Channahon, Minooka, and surrounding areas to READ. We couldn't do what we do without our sponsors and it certainly wouldn't be as much FUN!

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    • You should only log books or minutes read between June 8-July 20 for them to count towards summer reading.

    • Yes! Books read aloud at a story time or reading time with family & friends all count. 

      Kids & Teens can log time spent reading print books or e-books (including comics & graphic novels), they can listen to audiobooks, read magazines, news articles and fanfiction. 

      For Adults, print books, e-books, audiobooks, news articles and magazines read during the summer reading program are eligible to be logged.

    • Youth:

      As you log in Beanstack, virtual badges are earned. Earning certain badges will award small prizes or Grand Prize drawing tickets. Prizes may differ by age group. 

      For Read & Bead, once a child or teen is signed up for the summer reading challenge in Beanstack, they can visit the library to get their chain and first bead. For every 60 minutes logged after this (or every 2 books for Read to Me Club), they can visit the library to get their next bead. At 600 minutes (or 20 books for Read to Me Club), they earn their final bead and a brag tag. 

      Adults:

      As you log reading in Beanstack, virtual badges are earned and you are automatically entered for gift card drawings.

      Reaching specific reading goals also earns virtual tickets for the Grand Prize drawings.

      • 240 Minutes (4 Hours): 2 virtual tickets
      • 480 Minutes (8 Hours): 2 virtual tickets
      • 720 Minutes (12 Hours): 3 virtual tickets

      You'll be notified when you have been awarded a prize or virtual ticket. Additionally, all adults who log 720 minutes (12 hours) may receive a completion prize.

    • Youth:

      Youth prizes earned by logging books or minutes will be available to pick up at both of our locations between July 1 to August 3. Read & Bead chains, beads, and brag tags will be available to pick up as they are earned, starting June 8 until August 3.

      If you are notified by the library that you are a Grand Prize drawing winner, Grand Prizes can be picked up at the Channahon Library during open hours.

      All prizes must be picked up by August 3.

      Adults:

      The first 150 Adults to register and stop in at either library may claim a registration prize, starting June 8 and while supplies last.

      You will be notified if you win a random gift card drawing or a Grand Prize drawing. Adult Grand Prizes can be picked up at the Channahon Library during library hours.

      Additionally, Adults who log 720 minutes (12 hours) of reading may receive a completion prize, available to pick up from either library.

      All prizes must be picked up by August 3.

    • Drawing tickets are virtual and can be redeemed as soon as they are awarded. In Beanstack, go to the Drawings tab on your reading challenge page. Enter tickets towards 1 or more of the available Grand Prize options (prizes may differ by age group). 

      All virtual tickets must be entered by July 27.

      Winners of the Grand Prize drawings will be contacted by email and/or phone the following week. 

      All prizes must be picked up by August 3.