Welcome to the 2020 Teen Summer Library Club
June 22-August 15, 2020
Please note, all logging and events are VIRTUAL this year!
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
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!
Book with the word "AND" in the title
"Once Upon a Time"
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!
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New Books: A list of books currently on our New Books Shelf.
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