June 1 - August 1
COVID-19 won’t stop Toledo and Lucas County from enjoying Summer Read!
- Read or listen to a book 30 days (at least 20 minutes daily), between June 1- August 1, 2020.
- Color each day on the tracker card or track electronically on Beanstack.
- Redeem tracker card or complete online tracker for a special reward and to be eligible for grand prize drawings including gift cards to local businesses.
Summer Read Trackers
for individuals and groups
Track your summer reading online through Beanstack or manually by downloading and printing our individual tracker (also available in Spanish). Color in each day read and then turn it into any Library location when finished.
Don't have a printer?
Trackers can also be picked up from weatherproof boxes at any Library location.
Track your group's summer reading manually with our group tracker. Download, print and fill in your member participation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Read FAQ:
What is Summer Read?
Summer Read is free and open to all ages. Our goal is to encourage reading for fun! Log each day that you read for 20 minutes or more between June 1-August 1. You can also write book reviews, and complete activity tracks to earn online badges as you discover fun activities and resources from home! (Note: No Library card is required to register, however, one may be needed to access some of the activities in this challenge.)
How do I sign up?
Sign up to track electronically via Beanstack or download the individual or group trackers to track manually. Don't have a printer? Pick up a tracker card in weatherproof boxes at any Library location or email us and we will send you one. If you already have a Beanstack account, just sign in.
This is awesome! How can I help promote Summer Read?
Pick up a yard sign at any Library location to show you are a proud Summer Reader or download a smaller window sign here. You can also share this webpage or our Summer Read video on your social media channel.
What if I think I already have an account but forgot my password? The default password is "beanstack" when you first register. If you never changed your password that may work. If it doesn’t work, then click Sign In and Forgot Password. You will be emailed a link to reset your password. If you don’t have an email address in your account you will need to email the Library for assistance.
How do I log reading in Beanstack?
Sign into your Beanstack account and click the "Log Reading and Activities" button near the top left. Select the reader you'd like to log for or choose "All Readers" if your whole family reads a book together. Select log your reading by "Days" in order to work toward completing the program. Fill in the information on the next screen. You can leave the title and author blank if you'd like. Click the "Log" button. If you read on multiple days, you can choose to log them all at the same time.
What rewards are available for reading this summer?
Thanks to the generosity of the Library Legacy Foundation, we are able to provide the following rewards for readers this summer:
- Register for the program: pick up a Summer Reader yard sign from your nearest library (while supplies last).
- Complete the program: Kids may pick up a free book after August 1. Teens and Adults will get a “Just Read” oval sticker.
- Everyone who completes the program and enters virtual tickets in the drawing has a chance to win a grand prize.
What are the grand prizes?
Thanks to the generosity of the Library Legacy Foundation we are offering a selection of gift cards and other prizes that support local businesses. There are options for all ages, interests and areas of Lucas County! Log in to your Beanstack account and click Ticket Drawings to see available prizes.
How do tickets for grand prizes work?
Readers earn tickets which can be placed in the grand prize drawing(s) of their choice. You can put all tickets toward one prize or divide them among all the prizes. Grand prize drawings are weighted—the more tickets you enter, the better your odds of winning.
- Completing the program = 30 tickets
- Writing reviews = 1 ticket (up to 10)
- Explore the Library Activity Challenges = 1 ticket per library
- Other Activity Challenges = 2 tickets each
When you earn a ticket, a pop-up window will show a badge and the number of tickets earned. You can distribute those tickets immediately or wait until later. If you don’t add your tickets to a prize drawing you will not have a chance to win.
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