Track your reading progress and earn rewards! For every 4 hours of reading, you will earn a reading reward. When you reach 20 hours, you will earn a paperback book and other prizes. If you want to keep reading for a chance to win a Target gift card, we will give you a bonus log, too! *Bonus reading begins June 1.
Early Learning Activities
Choose between Early Learning Activities or Timed Reading for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and children entering kindergarten. If you are also reading for 1000 Books, sign up for Build Your Future and your reading will count for both programs!
Choose Your Own Goal
We want everyone to feel excited when they participate in the Summer Reading Program.
If you feel more confident with a modified timed reading goal (less time), we are happy to celebrate your goals with you. Plan to use our Choose Your Own Goal paper reading log to track your progress. While your goal will be different, your reading rewards will be the same!
Please visit the Youth Services desk for a Choose Your Own Goal log.
Entering Grades 9–12
You will earn prizes along the way as you work toward your goal. If you read beyond your goal, you will earn more chances to win a prize! Track your progress online and earn virtual badges to redeem for prizes at https://helenplum.beanstack.org. Pick up a printed log by visiting the Youth Services Desk or print a log from the link below! *Bonus reading begins June 1.
Timed or Title Challenge
Earn an entry ticket for every 5 hours of reading or 5 titles read and submit tickets toward a variety of prizes! Track your progress online and earn virtual badges to redeem for prizes at https://helenplum.beanstack.org. Pick up a printed log by visiting the Adult Services Desk or print a log from the link below!
Stock the Shelves at The Outreach House with Diapers!Help Helen Plum Library “Build the Future” of Lombard’s youngest in need!
Donation Drop-Off at Helen Plum Library
June 1–30, 2022
Please drop off items at the Front Desk. Items needed:
- Diapers, Size 6
- Pull-Ups®, Size 4T+
- Baby wipes
- Baby hygiene products, including baby wash, lotion, and diaper cream
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.
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.
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.