2017 Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading 2017 - Building a Community of Readers, May 30 - July 29

Help build a Community of Readers by participating in this year’s Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Summer Reading Program! Activities and contests begin May 30 at the library, or sign up online today at smfpl.beanstack.org. (If you participated in Beanstack last year, log in to check your password, update your phone number and email address, and join this year’s program.)

Link to smfpl beanstack page


Children – Newborn through Completed 5th Grade

Keep track of every day on which you spend some time reading between Tuesday, May 30 and Saturday, July 29 and you can win prizes and be entered in the grand prize drawing!

Families can register in person at the Children’s Department beginning on Tuesday, May 30. Or register online now at smfpl.beanstack.org, although reading records do not activate until Tuesday, May 30. Visit the library any time through July 29 to claim your prizes.

Download Childrens Reading Log
Download Childrens Summer Events
Link to Children Events Calendar


Teens – Completed Grades 6-12

Register online beginning May 30 at smfpl.beanstack.org Use Beanstack to earn virtual “badges”: log your reading and summer activities, and those badges will make you eligible to win weekly prizes! You might also be an instant winner if you check out one of our secret instant winner books. One lucky reader will win the grand prize: a $100 Amazon gift card! The more you read and do this summer, the more chances you have to win prizes, including the grand prize.

Earn at least 4 badges to attend the Murder Mystery Party on August 5. The grand prize winner will be announced at that event.

Download Teen Summer Events Schedule
Link to Teen Events Calendar


Adults – Age 18 and older

Two ways to play and win!

  1. Adults 18 and over can fill out a form for every book they listen to or read. Place the form in the box in the front lobby or play at smfpl.beanstack.org. Great weekly prizes and a chance to win a grand prize!
  2. Adults and teens can also play the “Build a Community of Readers” game by guessing the titles of famous books by looking at the nine posters on display and reading the clues. Each week, a new set of clues will be posted in front of a poster to help you guess. The more weeks you play, the more chances you have to win a second grand prize.
2017 Summer Reading Logo Building a Community of Readers