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About the Summer Learning Program

From June 7 through August 20, read and complete activities to earn prizes (kids & teens) and enter to win a grand prize (all ages). Print off a brochure below, pick one up at the library, or use our  virtual reading program, Beanstack . Please pick just one way to participate.


What Is Beanstack? How do I sign up?

Beanstack is an online software that the Library will be using this summer to make summer reading easy, even if when you can’t get to the library! Consider Beanstack a one-stop-shop for Summer Learning Program for everyone on your family.  Getting started is easy! Visit the Kaukauna Library Beanstack page or download the Beanstack Tracker app from Apple’s App Store or Google Play . Once you’re registered you can sign up for the programs in each person’s age group (Beanstack calls them Challenges) Summer Learning Program registration is open now.  Starting on June 8 you can log in, select the person you want to log actvitiy for and record your completed reading and activities.  When you earn a badge (complete an activity) you’ll be notified about what prize you won (kids and teens) and be prompted to enter for a Grand Prize Drawing (all ages). Visit the library to collect any prizes you won starting June 7 to August 20. 

What about a paper reading and activity log?

We want Summer Learning Program to be for everyone! Visit the library to pick up a paper reading log for your child or print one at home: preschool (English)/(Spanish), school-age (English) /(Spanish), or teenage (English) /(Spanish).  We have book review entry slips for adults, too.  Read and complete the same activities.  When you’re ready, visit the library to collect your prizes starting June 7.

Preschool, School-Age, and Teens:

Earn prizes, free books, and chances to win a grand prize for every activity you complete and each hour of reading you do. You can earn up to 8 prizes and 3 books this summer!  You can also enter up to 11 times for a grand prize! You earn your first free book and chance to win a grand prize just by visiting the library or having a grownup help you sign up for Beanstack!

Preschool Grand Prizes: Melissa & Doug Band-in-a-Box; Melissa & Doug Building Blocks; Magnetic Tile Building Set

School-Age Grand Prizes: Coding Critters Game; Zoo Lego Building Kit (Book and 200 LEGOs); The Magic of Science Kit (2 Projects); and more!

Teen Grand Prizes: The Magic of Science Kit (2 Projects); NASA Lunar Telescope; Harry Potter Puzzle and Funko Vynls; and local gift cards!

Teen Book Boxes:

Each month, teens in grades 5-12 can submit a request for a Teen Book Box. Complete this short form to tell us what kind of books you like, and what you don’t, and librarians will select 3-4 books for you! Each book box also includes a snack, activity, and a surprise!

Registration for a August Book Box runs July 26-August 3. Pick up boxes at the Youth Services desk  August 9-20 .

Complete a Teen Book Box Request Form Here.

Adult Reading Program:

Anyone age 18 and up is invited to participate by reading and writing brief reviews.  Visit the library to pick up book review entry slips or print the PDF at home.  Return you reviews to the library by August 20 to enter to win a grand prize.  Or create and account at kaukaunalibrary.beanstack.org to record your reading, write reviews, and enter to win online. It’s a great paperless option!

Adult Grand Prizes: Eat Local! Gift Certificates; Play Local! Gift Certificates; Shop Local! Gift Certificates

Frequently Asked Questions

Remember, everybody can participate using the paper tracker or on the Beanstack website/app.  You can read and complete challenges any time from June 7 to August 20.  Lots of kids are worried that they might miss something if they go on vacation for a couple of weeks, or because they are busy with summer school, sports, other activities, or jobs – don’t worry- we will have all the prizes until August 20, so that gives you plenty of time to finish the program.  You can complete activities in any order and collect your prizes anytime too. The prize drawing will take place on August 23 and winners will be notified on Monday, August 23. 

What if you can’t get to the library?

The great thing about Beanstack and the online program is that it keeps track of all of your prizes for you! You can enter the grand prize drawings right through Beanstack.  When you are ready, visit the library to collect your prizes – you can come in every week or two, or all at once– you don’t have to come on certain dates or each week, you can come to the library to collect prizes when you can get to us.  Just be sure to pick up your prizes by August 20.

What about programs and events?  

We have lots of fun events happening this summer. We will return to in person programming, with some new restrictions in place, keeping health and safety recommendations in mind, while following all City, County, and State orders. Many events will require registration as space is limited. Visit the Events calendar for more details.  Each week, visit the library to grab a Take & Make activity kit, walk through Downtown to read a book on our new Story Stroll, or attend a monthly Storybook Walk at 1000 Islands Environmental Center.

To see what’s happening at the library, visit our online calendar, follow us on Facebook , or view/print the Summer Event Guide.

Outdoor programs are weather dependent. Follow the Kaukauna Public Library on Facebook for updates.  You can also find our videos of past storytimes and programs on YouTube .  

Online Resources for Summer Learning Program Activities

Weekly Take & Make Activities

Pick up a Take & Make Kit each Monday while supplies last. Kits available for preschool, school-age, and teen interested. Quantities limited. No kit the week of July 5.

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