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Welcome to the 2021
Teen Summer Library Club
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Sun. June 20 - Sat. August 14, 2021
For ages 12-18
(Middle & High School Students)

Questions? Email Casey at
or call 978-897-1010 x102

About the Teen Summer Library Club


How it works:

  • Earn points for reading¹ and completing activities²

  • 1 hour of Reading = 1 pt; 1 Activity = 1 pt.

  • Every 10 points you earn awards you a prize.

  • Attend a virtual event for more points!

¹ Reading includes anything related to Summer Homework; print books & eBooks; audio & digital audio books; magazines & newspapers; comics, graphic novels, mangas, & webcomics; Wikipedia articles; fanfiction... ANY READING COUNTS. Even wordless picture books & graphic novels!

² Click here for details about Activities

How to Join:

This year's online Summer Library Club is hosted by Beanstack. To join, go to the Maynard Summer Library Club Portal and fill out the registration form. Be sure to include an e-mail address and phone number so you can be contacted about prizes.

Did you participate last year in either the Childrens' or Teen programs? Great! You can log in with the same username and password as last year.

Track Your Reading:

Log your reading by clicking on the "Log Reading" button in the upper left corner of the Summer Library Club. You can add a review (worth 1 point) as you log your reading or by clicking on the "Add a Review" button.



All Activities are listed under the Activity Badges tab. Some need a title and author to finish, some may require uploading a photo, some are simple confirmations, and some are short answer.

Did You Know?

Beanstack has an app that lets you track your reading right on your phone!

It's available in the App Store and in Google Play.

Beanstack Help Guides

Coming Soon




This year's prizes include books, school supplies, craft supplies,

trinkets, and more!

Follow the link in your Rewards notice on Beanstack, or click here to view the Summer Library Club Prize Catalog!


Summer Scavenger Hunt

Take a photo of each scavenger hunt item as you find them. Items can be found anywhere and in any form - you are encouraged to be creative when finding items! A printable Scavenger Hunt Sheet is available here or on Beanstack. Submit your photos through a Google Form (account needed) or email them to Casey. You can submit scavenger hunt photos one at a time or all at once, and in any order you choose.

Each scavenger hunt item is worth 1 point, for a total of 10 points.

What are you looking for:

Squirrel; Something green; Unicorn; Endangered animal; Seashell; A book with dragons; Something that flies; Mascot; Something named after an animal; Something with a repeating pattern. 

Mr. Mark's Scavenger Hunt

Do you remember Mr. Mark's Scavenger Hunts around the Children's Department? This summer it is going outside along the StoryWalk®! Check out the Activity Badge in Beanstack or download the Scavenger Hunt sheet here.

Mr. Mark's Scavenger Hunt will begin in July!


Summer Events


All events will be occurring outdoors or virtually, weather dependent.

Attendees must practice social distancing and wear a mask!

Registration is required.

Macramé Planters & Plant Pets

Tues. June 29 @ 1pm (rain date Thurs. July 1 @ 1pm)

Make a macramé plant holder and plant pet using air- dry clay! Pot, potting soil, and plant included.   

Dog Toys

Mon. July 12 @ 3pm (rain date Tues July 13 @ 3pm)

Make no-sew dog and cat toys for the furry friend in your life. 

Pet Rocks

Tues. July 27 @ 1pm (rain date Thurs. July 29 @ 1pm) 

Use paint, permanent markers, and other craft supplies to create the perfect pet! Pet rocks make great listeners, don't make a mess, and you never need to worry about them when you go on vacation!


Watercolor Fun

Mon. Aug. 9 @ 3pm (rain date Tues. Aug 10 @ 3pm) 

Use stencils, salt, & plastic wrap to make fun watercolors featuring animals both real and mythological!

Be sure to check www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/calendar for more library events not specific to the Teen Summer Library Club you may be interested in!

Take & Make Craft Kits

All kits are available for pick-up at the Circulation Desk or via Curbside Pick-up

while supplies last. Kits contain most, if not all, of the supplies needed. Scissors, glue, or other items may be needed. 

Punny Llama & Alpaca Shrink-Art Keychains

Available beginning Wed. June 30

Kit includes: Shrink Art Plastic; templates for tracing; instructions; colored pencils; keyrings; jump rings

You will need: a stove/toaster oven; a baking sheet; scissors; permanent markers (optional); pliers (optional but recommended)


Mini Sand Art

Available beginning Wed. July 7

Kit includes: Owl-shaped bottle; plastic funnel; sand; toothpicks; glue; instructions

Sun-Sensitive Paper

Available beginning Wed. July 21

Kit includes: Sun-sensitive paper; instructions

You will need: Water; items to create silhouette 

Animal Pushpin (or Magnet) Sets

Available beginning Wed. August 4

Kit includes: Plastic animals; paint; paint brush glue; magnets; thumb tacks

You will need: Scissors; hot glue (optional but recommended)


Summer Resources

Maynard Booklists

(Updated Lists Coming Soon)

Diverse Books & #OwnVoices: A list of recent books that feature a diverse cast of characters. 

Page to Screen: A list of books that have been turned into movies, mini-series, and tv shows.

Additional Resources

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens

Download a new audio book each week! Available to teens ages 13+

YALSA Book Lists

YALSA stands for Young Adult Library Services Association, and it mostly provides resources for librarians. However, every year they compile lists of the best books in various categories, including the Teens Top 10 - chosen by teens around the  country. Find

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Thank You!

“Tails and Tales" is sponsored by the Maynard Public Library, the Friends of the Maynard Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and the Institute of Museum and Library Services with support from the National Women’s Hockey League team Boston Pride.