Summer Reading 2020

Summer Reading 2020 will go on! Yes, it will look different than in years past (all events will be virtual), but we are excited to offer an online option (with a snappy app) for tracking reading progress. And, our goal remains the same – keep children reading all summer long!

Have you completed the Summer Reading challenge? CONGRATULATIONS! Visit the Lancaster City or Mountville Branch to claim your prizes. Drop by the Youth Services Desk (Lancaster City Branch) or the Circulation Desk (Mountville). We’ll do a quick double check, then send you on your way with your winnings. If you’d prefer a contactless pickup option, give us a call and we can verify over the phone. The prizes can then be picked up from the Holds Shelf.

Keep checking this page for updated resources and information on “Imagine Your Story” and Summer Reading 2020.

Beanstack is a web-based Summer Reading Program software. Use it to track your reading minutes and activities and earn prizes!

How do I sign up for Beanstack?

  1. Go to lancasterlibraries.beanstack.org
    • Or, download Beanstack Tracker (the mobile app by Zoobean, Inc.) and experience Summer Reading 2020 at your fingertips! For a quick tutorial, click HERE.
  2. Click on “Register an Individual or Family” in the middle of the screen.
  3. Fill in the information!
    • If you are a parent registering a child, be sure to enter your information as an Adult.
    • Beanstack allows families to be linked together, so that all family members can be accessed with one login.
  4. Once you are registered, you will be taken to your Current Challenges page.
  5. Click on “Log Reading and Activities” at the top left of screen.
  6. Begin logging your reading minutes, activities and track the badges you earn!
  7. Earn enough reading and activity badges to earn prizes.

If you prefer a paper reading log, pick one up at the Lancaster City or Mountville Branch. Be sure to call ahead, to make sure we’re open!

In addition to LPL’s Summer Reading Program, make sure to check out the Lancaster STEM Alliance and the Summer Fitness Quest for fun & educational opportunities to keep children engaged all summer long!