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Welcome to the 2020 Teen Summer Library Club

June 22-August 15, 2020


You read a combined 435 hours this summer!


About the Teen Summer Library Club


How it works:

  • Earn points for reading* and completing activities.

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

  • Every 10 points you earn awards you a prize (more details coming soon).

  • Attend a virtual event for more points!

* 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!

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.

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 need a picture, 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

Using Beanstack

Using the Beanstack App



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

Find and photograph all 10 items. Submit your photos through the Online Summer Portal and you will earn an extra prize! Scavenger hunt items can be found in any order, anywhere, and creativity in your interpretation of each item is encouraged!

  • Rainbow

  • Unicorn

  • Yeti

  • Castle

  • Book with the word "AND" in the title

  • Silly Hat

  • "Once Upon a Time"

  • "The End"

  • Colored pencils

  • Journal or Notebook

Mr. Mark's Downtown Maynard Scavenger Hunt

Do you remember Mr. Mark's Scavenger Hunts around the Children's Department? This summer it is leaving the library and heading downtown! 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


Programs will be run via Zoom and require registration. Some programs may materials available for Curbside pick-up.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bookbinding Workshop

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

Make your own journal or sketch pad using the Japanese Stab Binding method!

This program will be held over Zoom, and a supply kit will be available for Curbside pick-up. 

Supplies provided: Cover material, filler pages, thread, needle, hole-punching template, sewing guide.

Open to teens and adults, Registration required.

Click here to register.

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Summer Resources

Maynard Booklists

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.

Fantasy & Fairy Tales: A list of great YA fantasy and fairy tale retellings.

New Books: A list of books currently on our New Books Shelf.

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



Thank You!

Imagine Your Story is sponsored by the Maynard Public Library, the Friends of the Maynard Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Maynard Public Library 77 Nason Street Maynard, MA 01754 Phone 978-897-1010