Winter Reading Program (January 2021)

In Beanstack, you can view the available activities, enter your reading progress, and more. You will be entered into a drawing at the end of the challenge for each virtual badge completed!

How it Works

To get the most out of your reading experience, we recommend that you create a Beanstack account.  Parents can also create accounts for their children under one family username and password.  To register, visit the Beanstack website or download and login through the Beanstack Tracker app – search by Karl Junginger Memorial Library.

Beanstack app available for iOS and Android. Once you’ve registered on the app, tap on the picture of the reading challenge:

Beanstack will automatically direct you to the appropriate activities based on your age.

*Note: For children with ages that could be between programs, two reading challenge options may be given. Once you select their reading program option they will need to stay with that program.

There are four age group programs: Early Literacy (preschool and younger), Juvenile (School Age) – Independent Readers (ages 6 – 12), Teens (ages 12-18), and adults.  In order to be contacted about prizes and drawings, an email address or telephone number will be necessary as part of your Beanstack profile.

For more information and FAQ, click here.

*Note: For those that don’t have consistent internet access, a paper form of the reading challenge can be provided. Contact the library by phone or email for details.

More challenges available on KJML Beanstack:

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club – Up, Up and Away Read Every Day

This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters school—a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!

Here are the easy steps for participation:

  1. Read together
  2. Write the titles on your Up, Up and Away Read Every Day sheet.
  3. When you finish 100 books, bring your sheet to the library and receive a surprise!
  4. After finishing 1000 books, your child receives another great surprise and a jumpstart on school success!

This club has no end date except your child’s going to school, so don’t feel rushed—just enjoy the experience! By reading just three stories a day you and your child will have read over 1000 books in one year.

The library is a fun place featuring books to check out, free programs and great suggestions for what to read. Stop in often and talk to the friendly KJM Library staff—they are there to help.

Walk through the KJM Library story trail and read together! After reading a story through the story trail, enter the code found on the last page into Beanstack, and you’ll be entered to win a book prize!