Register for the Summer Reading Challenge


How would you like to earn a coupon for a free ice cream cone from Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlor just for reading this summer?

Register here for the Mashpee Public Library 2020 Online Summer Reading Challenge!

Students in preschool through grade six are being asked to read for 20 minutes a day at least 5 days per week this summer.  20 minutes x 5 days x 10 weeks of summer = the goal of 1,000 minutes.  You can select your own reading materials including books, magazines, graphic novels and audio books… any kind of reading counts!

Students will log the minutes that they read online and will earn a virtual badge for every 250 minutes.  There will be four levels of accomplishment:  Bronze Medal Reader – over 500 minutes, Silver Medal Reader – over 1,000 minutes, Gold Medal Reader – over 2,000 minutes and Platinum Medal Reader – over 3,000 minutes.  Each level of accomplishment provides a certificate for students to print out when returning to school.

And what about that ice cream coupon?  Because of generous support from the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, the Mashpee Public Library will mail a coupon to every student who reaches the goal of 1,000 minutes (Silver Medal Reader).

In order to participate in this summer reading challenge, patrons will be using the library’s new Online Reading Tracking Software called Beanstack.  Families or individuals can register at or by using the Beanstack Tracker App, that can be downloaded from either the iTunes Store or the Google Play Store.  The app is built specifically for mobile phones.

Readers of all ages can register today in seconds as individuals or a family.   Just sign up using your email address and create a password. One adult family member can register all the children in the family under one email address.  Actual logging begins June 17, 2020.  So join us online at the Mashpee Public Library this summer and then you will be headed for ice cream!

If you have any questions about using Beanstack, please email

Beanstack, an Online Reading Tracking Software, is made possible with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

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