Sign Up for Summer Reading
Register anytime between Saturday, June 18 and August 18 using Beanstack, our online reading platform. Once you've created an account, you're ready to start logging your reading time and completing activities.
If you have an account from last year, use that same login. Forgot your username and login? Click on the Sign In button and then "Forget Your Username?" or "Forget Your Password?".
Registration Prize - A Free Book!
When you register for the teen program, you're automatically eligible for a free book to help you get reading. Stop in at the Library's Main Floor desk to let us know you've earned your free book, and you can choose a title from our large selection of tween and teen prize books.
Beanstack Tracker App — You can also download the Beanstack Tracker app for Android or iOs. Please note that the app does not currently allow you to post picture reviews or upload activity photos - you'll need to do that through the website.
Read For a Chance to Win
Read what you like—that includes graphic novels, magazines, ebooks, and listening to audiobooks—and log your reading time as you go or in chunks of time. Whenever you reach a reading milestone (4, 8, 10, 12, 20 hours etc.), you'll earn a virtual Logging Badge.
For each badge you earn, you'll also be awarded virtual tickets towards the Grand Prize Raffle. The higher-level reading milestones (20 hours and more) are worth more tickets, so the more you read, the more tickets you earn.
12-Hour Drawing for Bluetooth Earbuds
Complete 12 hours of reading to earn your virtual Completion Badge (woohoo!) and 1 chance towards winning a pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Two winners will be chosen at the end of the program.
Don't stop reading! You can continue logging your time to earn more prizes and more chances towards the Grand Prize Raffle.
20-Hour Personalized Bookplate
Have your name in a library book! Complete 20 hours of reading to receive a personalized bookplate placed in a library book of your choosing. The bookplate will have your name on it in recognition of your reading achievement. Visit the library to select your book (it can't already have a bookplate) and we'll add the bookplate.
30-Hour Amazon Reading Raffle
Hey super readers, log 30 or more hours by the end of the program to be automatically entered into this special raffle for a $25 Amazon gift card. This raffle is separate from the Grand Prize Raffle.
Reading & Beyond — Activities
Looking for other ways to earn tickets and get ahead of the competition? Complete themed activities to earn Activity Badges. Activities range from cooking, crafting, and writing to virtual escape rooms, outdoor adventure, and getting active.
You can earn from 3-20 tickets for completing a badge. Sometimes completing one badge will unlock another badge, giving you more chances to earn tickets!
"Read for Ice Cream" Weekly Drawings
For eight weeks, we'll run weekly drawings awarding $5 in Dairy Queen coupons to a reader who has logged reading time that week (Sunday-Saturday). If you log your reading time regularly, you'll have more chances to win. One prize per participant.
Thank you to Dairy Queen for their continued support and generosity.
Grand Prize Raffle
We're raffling off eight grand prizes to teen participants who have earned at least one badge. To enter the raffle, be sure to put your virtual tickets into the prize drawings that you are interested in winning. You can add all to one drawing or divide them up however you like!
You can add and subtract tickets from a drawing at any time up until 11:59 p.m. on August 18. Winners of the Grand Prize Raffle will be notified at the beginning of Setember. One prize per participant.
Each grand prize will contain: a flex book light, plus a gift card to one of these businesses: Amazon, Target, Dairy Queen, Nova Trampoline Park, Dunkin' Donuts, Regal Cinemas, Cumberland Farms, and GameStop.
Read Beyond the Beaten Path is sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, iRead, and through the generosity of the Wilred M. Silvia Trust, and the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library. The Beanstack summer reading platform is made possible by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and with the assistance of the Massachusetts Library System.