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Summer Library Program
Reading Colors Your World
 June 6 - August 14, 2021


Reading Colors Your World perfectly describes the joy reading brings to your life, leading you over rainbows to new lands, ideas, and perspectives.

Complete the challenge by logging reading time, completing activities, and writing reviews. Each earned badge also offers a book reward and ticket towards this year's grand prizes.

Preregister online now. Paper logs will be available Monday, June 7. Log your first reading hour to activate and redeem your registration package.

Patrons keeping paper logs will need to return to the library regularly to be eligible for weekly prizes.  Turn in your log by the end of business Saturday, August 14th to make sure all your reading counts toward prizes.

We hope to keep you reading all summer long. Two logging badges will become available each week for 5 weeks. If you miss a week, don't worry. Once a logging badge is active, it will remain so until the end of the challenge.

Feel free to work on activity badges, and if you're a Little, Kid or Teen bonus reading badges all summer.

Let's get reading!

Mystery Door Scavenger Hunt

Mystery Door 2021 Library Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something to do? Anytime from June 1st - July 31st try our Mystery Door Scavenger Hunt. Log into our Beanstack site, Beanstack Tracker app, or pick up a paper log at the library and identify these downtown businesses by name. The winner, randomly selected from correct entries, will receive a $20.00 Kwik Trip gift card.

Art in the Park



We'll be at Kiwanis Park for the Music at the Market events.

Wednesdays from 6 - 7:30:

June 9
June 23
July 7
July 21
August 4
August 18

The number of projects are limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.  


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This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.  And, the generous support of our community partners.
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Beanstack Mobile App

Beanstack's mobile app allows you to enter book titles or scan ISBN barcodes to quickly add them to your Log, time reading sessions, and check off activities as you complete them.  Search for "Beanstack Tracker" in the App Store or Google Play to download and start tracking.

Why are we using Beanstack?

Beanstack allows you to:

  • Keep track of each family member's reading logs, activities, and rewards on one account.
  • Log reading from home or on the go.
  • Write reviews of the books you've read
SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT

Getting Started
  1. Sign up on our site at http:horicon.beanstack.org
  2. Click on Register an Individual or Family
  3. Everyone is encouraged to participate--Parents/Guardians, start by registering yourself and filling out the required fields.  You will be listed as the "Account Creator."
  4. Please choose Adult as the Grade Level for those 19+.
  5. You'll be prompted to enter information for your spouse/other adults in your family and then children as "Readers."
  6. Register for the appropriate 2021 Reading Colors Your World challenge.
  7. Now you're ready to read, log, write, and do to complete the challenge.
Logging Reading
  1. Login to your account at http://horicon.beanstack.org
  2. Click the Log Reading button in the upper left corner of your screen.  Choose Minutes as the logging type.
  3. The calendar defaults to the current day but can be changed if you wish to track specific days you/your family read.
  4. You can log reading time in minutes or hours.  Ex: 3h, 30m.  You can log for an individual reader or for everyone at the same time using the drop-down menu--choose All Readers under "Select the Profile."
  5. You have the option of entering the Title and Author and submitting Book Reviews from here as well. (To submit a Picture Review, use the "Add a Review" button at the top of the screen.)
  6. You will earn a virtual badge for each hour of reading up to 10 hours. Two badges will become active each week after the start of the challenge.  All badges, once activated, can be completed until the end of the challenge on Saturday, August 14nd.
  7. Completed Logging, Review, and Activity Badges earn a ticket towards our Challenge Grand Prizes.  Completed badges earn a Build Your Library book, and for Littles, Kids, and Teens, a trip to the Treasure Chest. 
  8. Each week all Readers who have logged an hour of reading will be entered into our weekly drawings. 
  9. Come to the library to redeem your rewards and prizes.
  10. Winners will be contacted based on the information provided in their profiles. 
  11. All prizes must be picked up at the library.
  12. All prizes are awarded while supplies last.