Summer Reading Program FAQs

Beanstack Summer Reading Program FAQ 

Q: Where do we go to register? 

A: You can download the app (available on iOS & Android) or register online here: 

Q: Does each kid need their own account?  

A: The easiest thing to do is to sign up as a parent and then sign up the kids with you as a family. Think of it like a car – the parent is the driver and the kids are passengers. The kids will each participate separately but it will all be one account.   

Q: When it asks for the child’s grade level, do you put the grade they just finished or the grade they’re going into?  

A: Please put the grade and school they are going into in Fall 2020.  

Q: If multiple reading Challenges apply to my child and they do multiple Challenges, can they earn more than one Library Bag of Swag and an additional Library Champion sign?

A: Great question!  Our format has changed this year and kids are absolutely welcome to do any and all Reading Challenges that apply to their age level!  BUT they will only earn ONE Library Bag of Swag and ONE Library Champion Sign for the summer.

Q: So if my child does multiple Challenges, they're not getting extra prizes?

A: Correct!  Everyone who finishes ONE challenge this year will receive ONE Library Bag of Swag, which will include a chance to pick out a prize book from a preselected "menu" of brand new books, and ONE Library Champion Sign.  Any additional Challenges that are completed are for the fun of reading!  Parents, you can choose to give additional incentives if you'd like.

Q: Oops!  I registered my child for X Challenge but I really want them in Y Challenge.  What do I do?

A: No problem!  If you only want your child signed up for one Challenge and you accidentally signed them up for two, just let us know -- we can help!  You're welcome to stayed sign up for both but we understand if it's easier to manage one at a time.  Just contact Lynn at the email below or message us on Facebook and we'll get it taken care of!

Q: When can I get the Library Bag of Swag and Library Champion Sign?

A: We hope to begin prize distribution on July 13.  **Update** Due to an unforeseen delay, we need to postpone prize distribution and plan to begin it on Monday, July 20.  More information on how this distribution will work will be released shortly. **Update 7/20** Prize distribution has begun! If you have completed a Reading Challenge (you should see a pop-up that says you have completed!) To pick up your prizes, visit our amazing new porch pick-up window, located off of the Children's Porch.  No reservations needed -- just stop by anytime during Express Service hours!  If you have any questions about this, feel free to call us at 608-825-0701.

Q: Can I pick up the prizes with my Curbside Pick Up

A: Yes! All you have to do is pick out a prize book (one per child) from our selection and then give us a call at 608-825-0701 or email us and we'll get the prizes all ready to pick up. If you have books to pick up at the same time, we can make sure to get everything to you all at once. We'll just have to get some infromation from you to check out your materials and make an appointment. 


Do you have a question that's not listed here?  Get in touch with us!  You can email Lynn Montague, Head of Youth Services: lmontague at