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Tails and Tales - Teen Summer Reading 2021

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Cartoon of sea horses with earbuds. Tails and Tales.

Summer reading information for teens in 6th-12th grades.

Read books, do fun activities, win prizes!

There are three ways to register and track reading time - pick which one is most convenient for you! Participants over 13, or caregivers can create accounts to track minutes and activities online.

On our Beanstack Tracker app

Search for “Beanstack” in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and follow the instructions to create an account for yourself or your family.

On the web

In your browser, visit myjcpl.org/beanstack, register for yourself or your family, and follow the instructions to get started.

Participants over 13, or caregivers can create accounts to track minutes and activities. Need help? Our staff can help get you registered and track progress online or in the app.

In-person / on paper

Just visit or call your library to register with a staff member. Pick up a paper tracking sheet or print a tracker sheet from home using the link below.

NOTE Group Registration: If you would like to register a group for the Summer Reading Program, please contact a branch for details.

How It Works:

First day to track time: June 8, 2021
Last day to track time: July 13, 2021
Grand prizes will be drawn on July 13.

Set a goal! How much time do you want to read this summer?

Read! Track the time you have spent reading or have listened to someone reading to you in Beanstack or on your paper tracker. Older children who read aloud to younger children may count those minutes.

Earn Prizes! Weekly prizes and tickets for the grand prize drawing are earned when you have read for 90 minutes, 180 minutes, 270 minutes, 360 minutes, 450 minutes, and 540 minutes. Earn extra tickets by reading different types of materials.

Attend weekly events to be eligible for a $10 gift card each week.

Grand prize, a $50 VISA gift card, will be randomly drawn. One per each branch.

To redeem weekly prizes visit your library and show your Beanstack tracker or your paper tracking sheet to show your progress.

Minutes are not transferable between individuals.

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