Reading Programs

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Reading Fun for All Ages

No matter your age, we’ve got a reading program for you! Find out more about our year-round and seasonal reading programs below.

Anyone with a Helen Plum Library card or who is a student in a Lombard school is eligible to sign up.

Current Reading Programs

Tue, Sep 5–Fri, Mar 15, 2024

Grades 9-12

Read the 2024 Lincoln Award nominee books and win prizes! Bingo winners will earn their choice of one Lincoln Award nominee book to keep. Complete the whole card to earn a chance to win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. Sign up at the Teen Desk or online using Beanstack. The Lincoln Awards nominees are books determined by teachers, librarians, and high school students. Students at registered high schools can vote for the winner.

Tue, Sep 5, 2023–Tue, Apr 30, 2024

K-Grade 8

Sign up and earn free paperback books and other prizes! This is an independent, self-paced program. We provide a book log — you track your reading progress or track online with Beanstack! Complete seasonal challenges for a chance to win additional prizes. Stop by Youth Services to register, ask questions, or redeem rewards. 

Ongoing Reading Programs

Reading program for children birth–preschool 

Share 1000 books with your child before kindergarten. Keep track of each title read in the book log or track online with Beanstack! For every 100 stories read, your child will earn a reading reward. For more information, stop by Youth Services. 

Track Your Reading Online

We are excited to offer Beanstack, a reading log app. Track your reading program progress online and earn virtual badges to redeem for prizes. Get started by grabbing your library card and clicking the Beanstack button below.

Perks of Using Beanstack

  • Never worry about losing a paper log!
  • Parents can create a family account, where each reader participates in the program for their age group.
  • Access your account on the go using the Beanstack Tracker app.

Getting Started

Download on Appstore

Download on Google Play

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Sign on your Beanstack account with your username and password. This will be the same account you used for any previous reading programs. To reset your password, click here.

Still having trouble signing in? Email us!
Families, Children and Teens:

All of the programs a reader is eligible for will appear on your welcome screen. Click “Register for this Challenge” and start reading! Be sure to do this for all the readers on your account.

• On the Beanstack website: Readers in your account will appear in a drop-down box on the upper left-hand corner of your screen.
• On the Beanstack Tracker app: Select the icon in the upper right-hand corner. From there, select Readers.