Summer Reading Program

The community challenge is back! You've proven that Kenosha is a community of readers, so we are setting the bar even higher and challenging you to beat the 1,276,611 pages read last summer.


How does that work?
The adult summer reading program is simpler than ever! Pick up your favorite book, ebook, magazine, or newspaper, and jot down how many pages you read. Are you an audiobook lover? That counts too! Just write "audiobook" in the pages read section, and we will do the math for you.

Do Kids and Teens need to count pages too?
One of the goals of the summer reading program is to help build a routine and love of reading in our youngest friends. So their program focuses on minutes spent reading. But your friendly neighborhood librarians have figured out the best formula for average reading speed and book length, allowing our kids and teens to participate in the fun!

What about prizes?
We all love prizes! In fact, there are prizes for every age level. Complete your log to earn an entry to the prize drawings. Each reading program also offers opportunities to earn additional entries to prize drawings. Check out the prizes below!

All kids and teens who read for 45 days win a book of their choice AND an entry into a drawing for one of the following gift cards of their choosing:

AGES 0-5 AGES 5-12 AGES 12-19
$25 Blue House Books
$25 Wiggle & Play Cafe
$25 Scoops
$25 Millie Bo Peep
$25 Blue House Books
$25 Scoops
$25 Alpaca Art
$25 Guttormsen Rec Center
$25 Blue House Books
$25 Kwik Trip
$25 Alpaca Art
$25 Smarty’s Sweets and Treats

 

 

 

 

All adults who finish their reading challenge win an entry into a drawing for one of the following gift cards of their choosing:

ADULTS
$25 Blue House Books
$25 Studio Moonfall
$25 Blak Coffee
$25 Tenuta's Delicatessen

SIGN ME UP!!! 
Okay, okay! Check out the details to the right to find the sign-up version that works best for you.

No matter your age or reading level, Kenosha Public Library has a summer reading program for you!

Registration opens May 15 at all KPL branches for our Everybody Reads summer reading program, which will run from June 1 - August 31. 

We highly encourage families to participate together!
Programs available this summer are for the following age groups:

Ages 0-5
Ages 5-12
Teen
Adult

TO REGISTER:

ONLINE:
Visit mykpl.beanstack.org for kids and teens.
If you already have a Beanstack account, type in your username/password. The programs open to your age group will appear on your home page with a register button.
If you do not have a free Beanstack account yet, Scroll down to the appropriate age group and click GET STARTED.
Fill out the form and follow the instructions.

Don't worry, grown-ups; there is a digital option for you too! Download this fillable PDF, opens a new window, and fill in your log as your read throughout the summer; when you have completed your log, email it to programs@mykpl.info.

MOBILE APP:
Visit your phone's app store and download the BEANSTACK TRACKER app.
Click FIND YOUR SCHOOL OR LIBRARY and type in KENOSHA PUBLIC LIBRARY.

If you already have a Beanstack account, type in your username/password. The programs open to your age group will appear on your home page with a register button.
If you do not have a free Beanstack account yet, click DON'T HAVE AN ACCOUNT? SIGN UP! At the bottom of the page and follow the instructions.

PAPER:
Visit your favorite KPL branch and visit any service desk.
Staff will register you and provide you with a paper version of the Everybody Reads program for your age group.

QUESTIONS? We are happy to answer them! Stop by your local KPL branch, or call Outreach, Programs, and Education at 262-564-6112 or Youth Services at 262-564-6150.

Back to Top