Summer Reading

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Books & Beats, Summer Reading 2022 
(All Ages)

This year, we are shaking things up – how you sign up, track goals, and earn rewards is simple. 

Read for fun, earn books to read later! Summer Reading challenges you to make reading for fun a regular habit, and - because literacy goes beyond literature – we challenged ourselves to provide a summer full of highly engaging events and experiences! 

How it Works

Summer Reading has eight weeks - set a weekly goal, track it with a Summer Reading Passport or online, and earn a free book for each week you meet the goal! 

  • Signup begins June 1 - either print out or visit the Library for a Passport (the simplest way to participate, especially for families). Prefer an online experience? Sign up online for the Beanstack Challenge, then visit to redeem book prizes.
  • "But..what if we liked tracking minutes like we did in other years?"
    That’s cool – just set minutes as an individual goal! If you are doing Beanstack, you can use the Log Minutes function to earn track and earn digital badges, but be sure to use Log Activities to enter your minutes read as your weekly goal so you can earn book prizes too.

Sign up, track goals, win books!

  1. Passport Challenge (for ages 0-18) 

    Summer Reading Passports

    1. Visit the Library or an offsite event - get a Passport and pick out a book! 
      Can’t visit yet? 
    2. Set and track your goal (try for one or more per week!). Goal ideas
    3. Bring your Passport (or printout) to the Library or an offsite event.
    4. Pick out a brand-new book for each goal met.
    5. The Passport expires July 31!

    Families with kids 5 and under: Your ocean-themed Passport has individual activities instead of goals.

    • Fill in a circle for each activity done. Try for 5 per week! 
    • Each completed row (10 circles) = 2 free books! 
      (If you are visiting weekly, we’ll give you one book for every 5 activities.)
  2. Beanstack Challenge (all ages)

    Beanstack Tracker App for Summer ReadingGo to lafayetteco.gov/Beanstack or get the app: Google Play | App Store

    1. Use an existing account (reset password if necessary) or create a new one.
    2. Track using the method for your age group below. 
    3. Visit the Library -  Let us know you have a Beanstack prize to redeem! 
    4. The program ends July 31 - try to pick up all prize books by then.
    • Grades K-12 - Use Log Activities and track your goals. Each goal = 1 free book! Goal ideas
    • Kids under 5 - Use Log Activities to track completed activities. Every 10 activities = 2 free books!
    • Adults 18+ - Log Minutes or Activities. Each activity or 30 minutes read = an entry in weekly drawings for gift bags. (No book prizes, sorry!)

    If you choose this method, please do not also pick up a paper passport from the Library as we are tracking the two methods independently. (You can certainly use the printable Passport links if you want a way to track at home before adding info to Beanstack.) Have fun!

  1. Book Sale March 2022

    Shop the Friends book sale, July 9-17

    Support literacy and the Library at the Friends book sale during Library open hours. Find books, DVDs, and gifts for all ages. Most items are priced under $4. View hours
  2. Graphic with teens holding phones and social media icons

    STEAM Friday - "Digital Wellness," Friday, July 8, 1-3pm - Register

    Teens ages 12-18 - sign up for a workshop hosted by CU Boulder's ATLAS institute. Details and Registration
  3. Ann Lincoln at the Lafayette Public Library

    SRP Event - Ann Lincoln, Saturday, July 9, 11am

    Enjoy all-ages hijinks on the high seas with pirate captain Ann Lincoln and her animal crew. You will set sail on a show full of juggling, magic, comedy, and adventure, followed by an up-close look at the live animals! More Details
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Sponsors

  1. Thank you to the Friends of the Lafayette Public Library. The Friends make Summer Reading possible thanks to your purchases of books and donations to the Library!

About Beanstack

  1. Beanstack Year-Round

    If you like Beanstack, you can use it all year to log books and participate in other Library challenges, like Fall Reading, Winter Reading, and Black History Month. You will also get reading suggestions and review books.

    • New users: Parents can sign up for the whole family, and every member can track their own progress.
    • Returning users: update your account info or recover your password anytime, online or in the app. When a new challenge is coming up, you will be able to select it. You can use the app even if you didn’t last year.
    • Beanstack tips for new and returning users (website and app): English and Spanish