Summer Library Program 2020

Imagine Your Story: a castle rising from the pages of an open book

June 15-August 22, 2020: Imagine Your Story

Even though the library is closed, we are still hosting Summer Library Program 2020! You can use Beanstack online or download the Beanstack Tracker app on your device.

Here are the registration instructions for:

Here are the instructions on logging reading, redeeming rewards, and entering tickets for Grand Prize Drawings for:

We strongly encourage our patrons to use Beanstack this summer, but if you prefer a traditional paper log you can print one out (Child,Teen, Adult) or request Curbside Pick-Up for a log by emailing storef@stolib.org or calling 608-873-6281 and leaving a message. We'll track your progress via phone or email, and paper log participants will still be eligible for the same incentives and grand prizes as Beanstack users.

This summer, we invite children, teens, and adults to:

  • Track the number of minutes you read between June 15-August 22
  • Earn free books (children and teens)
  • Earn raffle tickets to win grand prizes
  • Help us meet our Community Reading goal for the summer: 13,060 hours (one hour for each resident of Stoughton)

Here is a printable flyer advertising our program--would you consider posting this in the window of your business, on a community bulletin board, etc.?

Be sure to check this website and our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child/teen earned a prize and I called or emailed, but no one has gotten back to me yet. Why not?
Staff are having to stagger when we come in the building in order to maintain social distancing, and COVID-19 means our staff spend a lot of time scheduling curbside pickups, planning for a safe partial reopening, doing virtual programs, and more. We may only be able to answer Summer Library Program calls and emails a few times per week; apologies for the delay.

Why couldn't my child/teen pick up their prize book until July 10?
Several of our normal venues for buying discounted prize books have closed, so we're having to find inventive and resourceful ways to buy a large volume of books. We are also not simply placing the items on a cart for readers to browse and choose from. Out of an abundance of caution, we will have "virtual prize carts" for children and teens. (The book list for teens is not updated in real time; when working with a staff member to indicate your book choice, make sure you include 2-3 titles.) Contact the library when a reader has earned a free book prize and we will share the list of prize books with you. We'll place the book on the hold shelf for your reader to pick up.

Will you be giving out prize passes to Eugster's Family Farm this summer?
Yes! We have Eugster's passes as prizes for completing the Summer Library Program for ages 0-10.

If I choose not to use Beanstack, does this mean I'll miss out on the chance to earn virtual raffle tickets and win a grand prize?
If you use a traditional pen-and-paper log, be sure to contact us to log your hours. Staff will input your information in Beanstack as an Offline Reader and enter you into the drawing(s) you hope to win. The program ends on August 22, but please try to have those hours called or emailed in to staff at least a day before that so we have time to input them. For Children's logs, email abosky@stolib.org. For Teen or Adult logs, email storef@stolib.org. Or you can call 608-873-6281.

What about 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? Can I pick up prize books?
Good news: starting July 10, you'll be able to request prize books for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten by browsing our online "cart" and choosing the title your child would like! Email abosky@stolib.org or call 608-873-6281.