2022 Summer Challenge

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Middle School Summer Reading List

How to register?

Beanstack is where you will register for our Summer Reading program. Want to keep track on your phone? Beanstack has an app for both Apple and Android devices. The game begins 6/15 and ends on 8/31. Contact the Norwalk Public Library at 203-899-2780 x 15131 or email us at YouthServices@norwalkpl.org with any questions.

Using the app:

  • Download the app and open it
  • Hit “Let's Go!”
  • Click “At my library, school, or bookstore”
  • Click "Find a Site"
  • Type in “Norwalk Public Library” then choose “Norwalk Public Library (CT).”
  • Now, you can either register for the very first time, or sign in if you’ve already made an account (this includes last summer's game).
  • Boom, you’re in!

How it works:

1. Each day you read and log earns you 1 point.

Level 1: 10 Points         Level 6: 60 Points          Bonus Level 1: 110 Points

Level 2: 20 Points          Level 7: 70 Points          Bonus Level 2: 120 Points 

Level 3: 30 Points          Level 8: 80 Points          Bonus Level 3: 130 Points 

Level 4: 40 Points          Level 9: 90 Points          Bonus Level 4: 140 Points 

Level 5: 50 Points          Level 10: 100 Points       Bonus Level 5: 150 Points 

2. Complete Activities (Activities earn you 5 points).

  • Attending any regular weekly library program.
  • Crafts
  • Baking
  • Science Experiment
  • Book Reviews
  • And more....

How do points work?

Individual: For every 10 points earned, you receive a badge!

Community: Each day everyone reads and logs in Beanstack, a mini treat will be put in one of our fishbowl prize trackers. These fish bowls full of treats will be raffled off at the end of Summer. The more everyone reads, the more treats will be raffled off!