Kids Summer Reading Program

Kids Summer Reading Program

Read books. Do fun activities. Win prizes!


Register Online:

Visit indypl.beanstack.org or simply search “Beanstack” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions. (Note: Although it would have been clever...the name of the app is not BeanSTALK.) Here is a video tutorial to help you get started.

If you prefer to not register online, give your local branch a call and we will register you over the phone.

How It Works:

Set a goal for how much time you want to read this summer.

Read! Keep track of the time you have spent reading or have listened to someone reading to you.

Log your progress in Beanstack or call your local branch to report your progress!

Earn prizes when you have read for 1 hour, 5 hours and 10 hours. See the prize list.

Redeem your prizes by calling your local branch.

Prize quantities are limited. Prizes may be redeemed through August 8, 2020.

See the full Rules Booklet/Reglas en Español


What You Need to Know:

The program runs from June 1 - August 1, 2020. Prizes may be redeemed through August 8, 2020.

Books from home, library books, e-books, magazines, graphic novels, and audiobooks all count.

Minutes are not transferable between individuals.

A total of no more than 10 hours will be awarded to any participant.

Children who are unable to read may log minutes and earn prizes by listening to parents, siblings or caregivers who read aloud to them.

Older children who read to younger children may also log those minutes.

Adults do not receive credit for reading to children but can register for our Adult Summer Reading Program.

If you would like to register a group for the Summer Reading Program, contact a branch for additional information!

Print the Chart and Color the Dragon's Footprints to Track Your Progress

Record Your Reading Time Chart


You Can Also Earn Prize Drawing Entries!

How to Earn Drawing Entries

Complete summer reading activities to earn prize drawing entries.

Earn one drawing entry for each activity completed.

You may enter a different drawing for each activity or do the same drawing for every activity you complete.

If you are using Beanstack, record the activities you have completed there and and choose which drawing you would like to enter.

If you are not using Beanstack, you may report your activities and select your drawings by calling your branch.

The last day for entries for activity drawings is August 1, 2020.

All participants in the “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program will be entered in the drawing for a $529 College Choice CD 529 Savings Plan.

After 5 hours of reading participants will also be entered in a drawing for a Surprise Bag from the Indianapolis Colts.

Select From These Drawing Choices

1. $50 Amazon Card

2. White River State Park: parking pass and 3 gift cards from Wheel Fun Rentals

3. 790-piece LEGO® sets

4. Family Day Pass to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

5. 4 day passes to Zip City - Indianapolis

6. Annual Pass to Indiana State Parks

7. Family Membership to the Rhythm Discovery Center

8. Collection of Dav Pilkey books (Dogman)

Meijer Logo

9. Bicycles! One will be awarded to a lucky winner from each Library branch courtesy of Meijer. That’s 23 bicycles!



Check Out Weekly Blog Posts

We will publish a new blog post each week from June 1 - July 27 that will feature themed e-books, video read alouds, and online or @home activities. We will also give you a heads up about our upcoming virtual programming that week.


Week #1 June 1 Build Your Story
Week #2 June 8 Play Your Story
Week #3 June 15 Explore Your Story
Week #4 June 22 Write Your Story
Week #5 June 29 Move Your Story
Week #6 July 6 Create Your Story
Week #7 July 13 Share Your Story
Week #8 July 20 Experiment Your Story
Week #9 July 27 Imagine Your Story



Join Us Online for Story Times and Workshops!

All of our programming this summer will be online. Tune in all summer for story time, workshops, animal shows, and more! Programs will be available on Facebook, YouTube or Zoom. See our online calendar for programs in June and July or check our weekly blog posts.

Check Out This Week's Activities

Take a look at kids' activities, online programs, and book suggestions for this week's Imagine Your Story theme: Imagine Your Story

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