Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program 2021

Program Instructions—Everything You Need to Know

Last summer you helped us create the longest paper chain ever made in Plymouth and walked the chain across town! This summer help us zoom Antoinette the cow across the US to visit some of the country’s most popular zoos.

It’s simple; sign up for your age group using our online reading portal, Beanstack. From June 14 to August 7, report your reading to the Plymouth Public Library, and the library will Zoom Antoinette across the US to the next Zoo. Watch the library’s website and Facebook page for updates to how far Antoinette is traveling!

Who can join?

Is this program for you? I hope so! This program is for everyone! Adults, teens, children, families, and individuals. It does not matter where you live—Plymouth resident or not—you can join us! Invite your friends and family, no matter where they live, to join this challenge! Ultimately, we are all working together as a community to zoom Antoinette as far as we can.

How do I track my reading? How do I check in with the library?

You can track your reading via—

  • The Beanstack website
  • The Beanstack app
  • A paper log

As you track your reading, we will be working behind-the-scenes to move Antoinette to the next zoo.

Can I reread the same book?

Yes! When you re-read a book, report it using Beanstack or your paper log.

Sign Up Using Beanstack

Beanstack, a website/app, offers a smooth, convenient way for you to record your reading without having to come into the library.

Register on Beanstack; just go to plymouthpubliclibrary.beanstack.org or download the app for Apple or Android. (For an easier experience, the library recommends registering for Beanstack on the Beanstack website. If you want to use the app, you could then switch to the app when you are ready to start logging your reading.)

Sign Up Using a Paper Log

Paper log—How to get the log

The library has a paper log you can use.

  • Pick up the log at the library during our open hours. Call at 920-892-4416 if you would prefer to pick up a log using our curbside service.

Paper log—How to report your reading to the library

You can report your reading via–

Who wants a prize?!

Wait, there’s more! Each program will give you chances to win different prizes and coupons.

Kids
Earn badges by logging your reading and completing activity challenges. For each challenge you complete you will earn a prize and a coupon of choice.

  • Challenge 1
    • Ages 0-3: choose between a growth chart booklet or pirate plate
    • Ages 3+: furry face magnet
  • Challenge 2
    • All ages: choose between a mini spiral notebook or rainbow crayon
  • Challenge 3
    • All ages: magic color scratch animal shape
  • Challenge 4
    • Ages 0-3: foam puzzle
    • Ages 3+ choose between a car ride pack – roadside bingo game or a snack
  • Challenge 5
    • All ages: Book of choice

Teens
Read books to gain tickets. Every 200 pages read earns you one ticket. Turn in tickets for a chance to win prizes. All teens who read 200 pages also receive a free book.

  • $20 Chester’s Drive-in gift card
  • $20 video game gift card of choice (xbox, Nintendo, Play station)
  • $20 Dino’s Pizza gift card
  • $20 iTunes or Google Play gift card
  • My Hero Academia Otaku pack
  • Nature walk pack
  • The Power Author Writing pack
  • Throne of Glass coloring pack
  • Grand Prize: $50 Amazon gift card

Adult

Earn badges by reading as many pages as you can and complete all the activity challenges. You will receive a raffle ticket for each badge that you earn for a chance to win one of three grand prizes.

  • $50 Plymouth Chamber gift certificate and The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
  • $50 Plymouth Chamber gift certificate and The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
  • $50 Plymouth Chamber gift certificate and The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Sponsors

The Summer Reading Program is made possible through donations from: Cousins Subs, Culvers, Dairy Queen, Kwik Trip, Little Americka Amusement Park, Lakeshore Chinooks, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Springs Water Park, and Wisconsin State Fair.

A special thank you to the zoos who are assisting Antoinette on her journey: Milwaukee County Zoo, St. Louis Zoo, Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, and Zoo Idaho.

Let’s unite this summer and Zoooooom Antoinette to as many zoos as we can!