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 an HPL Card or who is a student in a Lombard school is eligible to sign up.
Here's How to Get Started
1. Sign in to your Beanstack account with your username and password. This will be the same account you used last summer or in our fall and winter reading programs. If you need to reset your password, that can be done here.
2. All of the programs the reader is eligible for will appear on your welcome screen. Click “Register for this Challenge” and start reading! Remember 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 Beastack Tracker App: Select the icon in the upper right-hand corner. From there, select Readers.
3. Track your reading using the Beanstack Tracker app or print a paper log for your reading program, PDFs can be found below!
Early Learning Activities
Newborns–children entering kindergarten Families can complete fun learning activities to redeem for rewards.
Reading for 1000 Books? Sign up for Dig Deeper and your reading counts for both!
Birth–Entering Grade 8 Track your reading progress and earn rewards! When you reach your goal of 20 hours, you’ll earn a paperback book and a free Weber Grill kid’s meal.
Keep reading for credit, and we’ll give you a bonus log!
Teens Entering Grades 9-12
Entering Grades 9–12 After 5 hours of reading receive candy and a drawing ticket for the Teen Prize Drawing which can be submitted through Beanstack. Teen prizes include gift cards to various locations and a themed gift basket.
Keep reading! Every 7 hours of additional reading – up to 35 additional hours – earns another entry into the Teen Prize Drawing.
Adult Summer Reading
Timed Reading Challenge: Record at least 5 hours of reading by Sun, Aug 2.
Title Reading Challenge: Read at least 5 books by Sun, Aug 2.
Receive 1 prize drawing ticket for every 5 hours or 5 books read, limited at 50 books or hours (10 entries total). Drawing Tickets can be submitted through Beanstack. 2020 Prizes include gift cards, an instant camera, an Amazon Fire tablet, and themed gift baskets including puzzles! Participate by reading or by listening to audiobooks. The last day for credit is Sun, Aug 2 and winners will be announced Mon, Aug 10.
Summer Reading Prizes
Prizes for Teen and Adult programs can be found in your Beanstack account when entering earned drawing tickets. 2020 Prizes include gift cards, an instant camera, an Amazon Fire tablet, and themed gift baskets including puzzles!
A Note about Youth Summer Reading Prizes: We are unsure when we will be able to distribute beads, coupons and other prizes this summer. We are committed to making sure every reader is rewarded for their effort. Please check our website, subscribe to our newsletter or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the most up to date information. Happy reading!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Year-Round Reading program for children birth to kindergarten
Share 1000 books with your child before they reach kindergarten. Track reading in our printed book log or online! For every 100 stories read, your child will earn a reading reward and you will have given your child an early literacy advantage. Sign up online today!
School Year Reading Program
Children K–8 and 1000 Books finishers Dates: Sep 3, 2019-April 30, 2020
Earn paperback books, keychains and stickers while reading! This is an independent, self-paced program. Track your progress in a print log or online! Unable to redeem your reading log this school year? Hang on to it! We'll redeem your 2019-2020 reading log in the 2020-2021 school year.