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Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading: June 8 - August 1, 2020

The Spring Valley Public Library’s 2020 Summer Reading Program is designed to engage all age groups in exploring books and activities. The program is free and there are no fees for any of the events or activities.

Four age groups:
Read-to-Me’s (Children still learning to read)
Independent Readers (Grade-schoolers tackling chapter books)
Teens (Students entering 7th grade or higher).

For any Read-to-Me’s, Independent Readers and Teen Readers: as you read books and engage in the activities, you are eligible to win badges and points. For each of these three age groups there is a reading challenge in addition to complimentary activities including fairy tale themed take-home STEM kits, story unscrambles, coloring sheets, writing prompts, scavenger hunts and more. Readers earn tickets to allocate toward prizes for passing program milestones.

The best way to track your progress is through the Beanstack app or website. Beginning June 8, 2020, children can start recording their reading time and participate in the activities, located exclusively in Beanstack. If a reader created an account in previous years, they can use the same account.The program ends on August 1st with the drawing for prizes on Monday, August 3. Winners will be notified by phone and/or email.

For Adult readers: you are challenged to read 20 hours over an 8 week period from July 6 to August 28. Adult readers earn tickets to allocate toward prizes for a drawing held on August 21. Participants need not be present to win. Adult Readers can begin recording their reading time on Beanstack on July 6.

Alternately, if you do not have internet access at home for Beanstack or prefer a traditional approach and would like a printed hard copy of a child or adult reading log, please contact the library to register to schedule a time to pick up a summer reading log.

Contact the library to get started!

Imagine Your Story with Beanstack

How Do I Get Started?... The Beanstack app!

To get the most out of your summer reading experience, we recommend that you create a Beanstack account.  Parents can also create accounts for their children.  In Beanstack, you can view and complete the available activities, log the minutes you have read, write book reviews and more.  You will receive tickets as you progress through the program and can apply those tickets toward a prize drawing at the end of the summer program on August 1st. To register, visit the Beanstack website or login through the app.

Beanstack app available for iOS and Android.

Click here to go to the Spring Valley Public Library Beanstack page

Click here for additional registration instructions if you get stuck!

Beanstack will automatically direct you to the appropriate activities based on your age.  If you wish to be contacted about prizes and drawings, please include an email address or telephone number as part of your Beanstack profile.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact library staff at 715-778-4590 or email


Spring Valley Public Library
E121 South 2nd St.
Spring Valley, WI
FAX: 715-778-4595



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