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? Print a K-12 Passport | Print an Ages 0-5 Passport (English and Spanish)
    2. Set and track your weekly goal.
    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 ReadingIf you choose this method, we ask that you do not stop by the Library for a paper log as we are tracking the two methods separately. Thank you!

    Go 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 - pick up all books by then.
    • Grades K-12 - Use Log Activities and track your goals. Each goal = 1 free book!
    • 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!)
  1. Storytime at the Library

    Summer Storytimes, June 1-July 31

    Join us for Storytime on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Library at 10:30am, Wednesdays at 11am at Waneka Lake, and Thursdays at 11am at LaMont Does Park. View the schedule for dates and times for Sensory Storytime and Twilight Tales. Storytime Schedule
  2. Grupo Tlaloc at the Lafayette Library

    SRP Event - Grupo Tlaloc Dancers, Saturday, June 4, 11am

    Kick off to Summer Reading with an all-ages performance by the dynamic Denver-based Grupo Tlaloc Danza Azteca. More Details
  3. Sensory Storytime with Megan

    Sensory Storytime, Friday, June 10, 10:30am

    Kids and caregivers - join us for a storytime designed for individuals who are neurodiverse or have sensory needs. This is a structured storytime, with books read by a board-certified behavior analyst. Storytime Schedule
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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