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Summer - the great summer reading escape
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The Great Summer Escape

REGISTER NOW AND PLAY ALL SUMMER!

Online summer reading adventure for children, teens, adults and families.

Have fun reading and completing activities to earn badges and chances to win prizes!

Let reading take you away this summer!

How to Play

  • Register at lpl.beanstack.org OR download the “Beanstack tracker” app for added features.
  • Log your reading time and do activities to earn badges
  • Earn entries into draws to win with each badge you earn

FAQs

You can register as a family. The benefit of this is that there is one user name and one password for logging minutes read and activities completed for every member of your family rather than remembering unique user names and passwords for each. Even when using a single user name and password, each family member will have their own unique page for the program they are registered for.

If you prefer, you may still set up completely unique accounts for each.

To get started, got to at lpl.beanstack.org, click the link to create an account as an individual or family and follow the steps. As you add children and their age, the system will automatically enroll them in the appropriate program.

Absolutely! To get started, at lpl.beanstack.org, click the link to create an account as an individual or family and follow the steps.

Please call us at (519) 661-4600 or email info@lpl.ca and we’ll respond during operating hours!

For the children’s and teen challenges, participants earn a chance to win a weekly draw prize for every reading and activity badge they earn that week. Prizes are gift cards. Winners will be contacted each week by email or telephone when their prize is available for pickup at their local branch and first names of winners will be posted on our social media channels. Every Child who earns a completion badge by reading a minimum of 16 hours by August 22 has a chance to win one of the Grand Prizes. Children who log 100 hours of reading for the summer by August 22 has a chance to win one of the Super Reader Prizes.

For the adult challenge, participants earn a chance to win a grand prize for every reading and activity badge they earn through the summer. There will also be a Super Reader prize awarded for the individual who has logged the most minutes of reading. These draws are at the end of the summer. Prizes are gift cards. Winners will be contacted by email or telephone when their prize is available for pickup at their local branch and first names of winners posted on our social media channels.

You are automatically entered into draws when you earn a badge.

The advantage of the using the Beanstack tracker app is that you can log reading quickly by taking photos of the ISBN of books you are reading. The app is not a requirement and you may choose participate entirely by logging in through your desktop or laptop.

We miss talking with your children about their reading too! To keep everyone safe this summer, we are moving those conversations from in person to by Zoom. We have regular times available each week for your child to pop in online and chat with a Librarian face to face.
See the online reporting times

Yes. Keep track of your reading by number of minutes read and call (519) 661-4600. We will create an online account for you and enter your total minutes read so then you are still entered into draws. For adults-only accounts, it is fine to wait until the week of August 17th to call us with your total summer minutes read. For children and teens, call us after June 20th and then every week with your children’s total reading minutes and we will enter them so they are eligible for weekly draws.

We know this is a unique year for you as we transition to an entirely online summer reading program and add an additional experience for adults. Please send any feedback to info@lpl.ca to help us improve as we look ahead to developing more online reading programs in the future.

The more reading you log, the better. There will be a bonus draw at the end of the summer for readers that have logged 40+ hours in the adult or teen challenge. Every minute logged past 40 hours will increase your chances to win!
The Great Summer Escape has been made possible through the generous support of London Public Library donors and the Friends of the London Public Library.
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And there's more! We've got more fun, online summer programs for children, teens and adults!
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