Dig Deeper @ Your Library
June 1-August 9
Starting June 1, sign-up for our all ages reading challenge in Beanstack and begin tracking your minutes. We recommend downloading the Beanstack Tracker app (iOS | Android), but you may also log your reading online or print a paper log beginning June 1 (see below). Finish the challenge and you’ll earn a completion prize, which you may pick up beginning July 1, and two tickets into a grand prize drawing of your choice. You can earn two more grand prize tickets if you double your challenge minutes.
Optional, but fun Dig Deeper Bingo Challenge printable sheet for all ages. If you complete a bingo, take a photo of your sheet and email it to us (news[at]caryarealibrary.info) and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a gift card prize. You have until August 9 to enter.
- Young Readers (infants-grade 1 in the fall) print a log | print a second chance log
Read or be read to for 800 minutes (= 16 min/day, 5 days/week). Adults reading to children can count those minutes towards their own reading challenge. Read an additional 800 minutes for two more tickets into the grand prize drawing.
Grand prizes: a GrowthPic Kids Play Camping Tent and Gear, a Step2 Neighborhood Wagon with Seats, and the Little Tikes Island Wavemaker Water Table.
- Independent Readers (grades 2-5 in the fall) print a log | print a second chance log
Read 1000 minutes (= 20 min/day, 5 days/week). Read an additional 1000 minutes for two more tickets into the grand prize drawing. Grand prizes: a $75 Literati Gift Card, 2 National Geographic Kits (Mega Fossil Dig and Earth Science), and the LEGO Creator Treehouse.
- Teens (grades 6-12 in the fall) print a log | print a second chance log
Read 1200 minutes (= 24 mins/day, 5 days/week). Read an additional 1200 minutes for two more tickets into the grand prize drawing. Grand prizes: a KiwiCo Maker Crate 3 month Subscription, Fast Foodie Pack (gift cards to local restaurants such as Chipotle, Jimmy Johns, Chick Fil A and more), and a Gaming Pack ($50 Game Stop Gift Card and light up gaming headphones).
- Adults (ages 18+) print a log | print a second chance log
Read 1200 minutes (= 24 mins/day, 5 days/week). Read an additional 1200 minutes for two more tickets into the grand prize drawing. Grand prizes: a $100 Fresh Thyme Gift Card, a $100 Barn Nursery Gift Card, and the Pizza Package ($25 gift card each to Lou Malnati’s, Rosati’s, Romanesco’s, and La Pizza Via)
Tips for using Beanstack:
- Take a look at our quick guide or watch this overview video
- If you’re reading an audiobook, check the length for the amount of minutes read
- Use the timer in the app, which you’re able to pause for any interruptions or breaks
- Reading three picture books takes about 15 minutes, so if it’s easier to track books, do so and then convert to minutes in Beanstack
- You do not need to log specific titles. Just select Log a Day, Minutes, or Pages Only, which will add a “No Title” book cover to your title list
- Parents with multiple children can log their children’s minutes by selecting all the readers in the app
A big thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors:
Crystal Lake Culver’s
Lee’s Martial Arts Academy
Woodstock Classic Cinemas
Crystal Lake Chick-Fil-A
Crystal Lake Texas Roadhouse
Cary Lou Malnati’s