Summer Reading Program 2019

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Summer Checklist:

  1. Register for the summer reading program online with Beanstack or at the library!

  2. Earn incentives and prize opportunities for your reading!

  3. Participate in far-out events and activities!

  4. Help us reach our overall reading goal of 500,000 minutes!

  5. Thank our wonderful sponsors!


Find out about each program

An asterisk following the event title denotes required registration. 

Click on the correct age group below to begin.

Please pay attention to program locations, as some programs have been moved off-site due to the 1st St East Reconstruction.

Summer Reading Program Booklet

Download the 2019 Summer Reading Booklet (link below) with a calendar of events and summer reading info.  These will  also soon be available to pick up at the library while supplies last!

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Reading and Registering


Register for your program online with Beanstack or at the just takes a couple minutes!  See an introductory video on how to register here.

This year we are using Beanstack, an online service, to register and log your reading and participation!

This year, we have an overall goal of 500,000 minutes! Help us reach for the stars!

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Online Registration (will be active beginning May 10)

    • Baby Program (0-23 months)
    • Children's Program (2 years - 12 years old)
    • Teen Program (9 - 17 years old)
    • Adult Program (18 years and older)


Start logging your reading beginning June 3.
Earn points by reading, attending events, and doing activities in order to complete the reading program. Stop in at the library for prizes and chances to win!  July 26 is the deadline for reading and entering drawings. The deadline for picking up prizes is Aug. 2.

Give Us Your Feedback

Tell us what you thought and earn points when you do it!  Following are links to the different summer reading program surveys. If you would rather fill them out on a paper form, get one at the library!

Children and Teens Survey (to be taken by child/teen about program they participated in)

Survey for Caregivers (to be taken by parent/guardian/babysitter of babies, children, or teens who participated)

Survey for Adults
(to be taken by adults in regards to the adult program)

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Viola McMorris Summer Reading Endowment
Dairy Queen
Independence Public Library Foundation
Friends of the Independence Public Library
Bill's Pizza and Smokehouse
Burger King
Pizza Ranch

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