Build a Better World through Reading!

Build a Better World through Reading!

Our 2017 Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World, begins June 1st and runs through July 31st.  

To enroll, visit mphpl.beanstack.org. If you participated in last year's summer reading program or your child is participating in our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative, you will already have a Beanstack account. If you cannot remember your password, use the password reset option available on the website.  If you have never participated in an MPHPL reading program, just fill out a short form to get enrolled.

Early Literacy (Birth-Age 5/Pre-Kindergarten)

  • If you choose our book path, every 20 books read will earn you an entry slip for a chance to win an end of summer prize.  Reading incentives will be given at the 20, 40, and 60 book levels. ​* You can enter each title read on the Beanstack website or visit the Youth Services desk at any of our 3 MPHPL locations. Staff will be happy to assist you in entering your progress.
  • If you choose our minutes path, for every 300 minutes read, earn an entry slip for a chance to win an end of summer prize. Reading incentives will be given at the 300, 600, and 900 minute levels.  * Please visit the Youth Services desk at any of our 3 MPHPL locations to receive your paper reading log to track minutes.

20 books or 300 minutes = A squirter tool and coupons

40 books or 600 minutes = A construction hat and coupons

60 books or 900 minutes = A free Scholastic book of your choice
 

(Children may read up to 300 books / 4500 minutes. Upon reaching this level, children will receive a digital completion badge in Beanstack.  For completion of 80 books/1200 minutes and beyond, children will earn additional entry slips for the end of summer drawing.)
 

Elementary (Entering Kindergarten-5th Grade)

  • If you choose our book path, every 3 books read will earn you an entry slip for a chance to win an end of summer prize. Reading incentives will be given at the 3, 6, and 9 book levels. * You can enter each title read on the Beanstack website or visit the Youth Services desk at any of our 3 MPHPL locations. Staff will be happy to assist you in entering your progress.
  • If you choose our minutes path, for every 300 minutes read, earn an entry slip for a chance to win an end of summer prize. Reading incentives will be given at the 300, 600, and 900 minute levels. * Please visit the Youth Services desk at any of our 3 MPHPL locations to receive your paper reading log to track minutes.

3 books or 300 minutes = A punch balloon and coupons

6 books or 600 minutes = An inflatable hammer and coupons

9 books or 900 minutes = A free Scholastic book of your choice
 

(Children may read up to 45 books / 4500 minutes. Upon reaching this level, children will receive a digital completion badge in Beanstack. For completion of 12 books/1200 minutes and beyond, children will earn additional entry slips for the end of summer drawing.)

Click here to view our Elementary Summer Reading Promo Video!
 

Early Literacy/Elementary End of Summer Prizes

Entry slips earn you a chance to win one of eight great prizes!

Prizes include: Putt-Putt Birthday Package (must be six years or older), Superhero Set including a mini Lego set and the Lego Batman DVD, SkyZone Passes, Zoo Passes and a Plush Lion, a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, a $25 Toys R Us gift card, Paw Patrol package including a plush Rubble, board book set, and sippy cups, and a Gears! Gears! Gears! Deluxe Building Set.

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Teens (Entering 6th - 12th Grade)

  • If you choose our book path, every 3 books read will earn you an entry slip for a chance to win an end of summer prize. Reading incentives will be given at the 3, 6, and 9 book levels. ​* You can enter each title read on the Beanstack website or visit the Youth Services desk at any of our 3 MPHPL locations. Staff will be happy to assist you in entering your progress.
  • If you choose our minutes path, for every 300 minutes read, earn an entry slip for a chance to win an end of summer prize. Reading incentives will be given at the 300, 600, and 900 minute levels. * Please visit the Youth Services desk at any of our 3 MPHPL locations to receive your paper reading log to track minutes.

3 books or 300 minutes = A button and a food or activity coupon of your choice

6 books or 600 minutes = A candy bar and a food or activity coupon of your choice

9 books or 900 minutes = A prize from our swag box and a food or activity coupon of your choice
 

(Teens may read up to 45 books / 4500 minutes. Upon reaching this level, children will receive a digital completion badge in Beanstack. For completion of 12 books/1200 minutes and beyond, teens will earn additional entry slips for the end of summer drawing.)

Click here to view our Teen Summer Reading Promo Video!
 

Teen End of Summer Prizes

Entry slips earn you a chance to win one of our themed baskets valued at $50 (one winner per library location) or a $10 Target Gift card (two winners per location).

Basket themes include: Harry Potter Fantastics, Manga Lovers, Movie and Snack Pack, "GIrls Night In" Experience, or the Zombie Apocalypse Survival Kit

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Adults (18+)

  • Every book read will earn you an entry for a chance to win our monthly prize.
  • Read up to 20 books and earn a digital completion badge!

June Prize

4 tickets to the South Bend Cubs and 4 South Bend Cubs hats

July Prize

$30 Amazon gift card

Please Note: One (1) prize will be awarded per library location for adults, per month. Entries earned in June will carry over to the July drawing.

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