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Summer Reading 2021- June 1 through July 30

Programs for All Ages!

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Join The Canton Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Program

Pre-registration Begins May 20 on Beanstack!


Step One:  Sign into your Beanstack account.  It will be the same account you used last summer!  Don't have a Beanstack account?  Sign up for Beanstack HERE or download the Beanstack app.  Adults can sign up for themselves, and register the whole family under one account.  If you do not have a computer, you can come to the library and use ours.  We can help.

Once signed in, you will find Reading Challenges for the whole family, based on the ages of the participants.

Step Two: Beginning June 1, begin logging your reading minutes in Beanstack.  You will earn badges at certain milestones of reading achievement.  Some badges will earn you a prize!  You can also earn badges, and prizes, for writing book reviews (or submitting a picture or short video review), and for completing fun activities. Some of the prizes include:

  • Books

  • Coupons for treats from local businesses

  • Prizes from the Prize Aquarium

  • A Star Reader yard sign for your yard

  • Entries into drawings for gift cards, outdoor games, and a grand prize! 

  • And more!

Beanstack will keep track of the total number of minutes read by all our participants!  Look for the ticker at the top of the page!  Our Community Reading Goal this year is 45,000 Minutes!

Step Three Come to our Kick-Off Celebration on Sunday, June 6 from 2:30 - 5:00 PM! 

  • Enjoy a conservation education and some good music from WildHeart

  • grab some Big O's ice cream

  • enjoy the talents of a face painter and balloon artist

  • Get a library card if you don't already have one

  • Sign up for Beanstack

  • Grab a Calendar of Events for the summer


This event is brought to you in part by HomeBank

Step Four:  Enjoy programming all summer long for all ages!

  • Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 to 2:00 PM - Crafts, Presentations, Activities and More!

    • Intended for ages 6 and up - kids under age 9 must be accompanied by a responsible adult age 16 or over​

    • Snack will be provided

  • Thursday Mornings at 10:00 to 11:00 AM - Story Time for our pre-readers and their families!

    • Stories, songs, and activities with an animal theme​

  • Friday evenings - 7:00 PM several family events are planned throughout the summer

  • 4th Tuesdays - 6:00 to 7:00 PM - Programs for adults

Click here for a complete schedule of events.

(Schedule is subject to change...check back frequently for updates.)

Step Five:  Keep logging minutes, writing reviews and earning badges and prizes.  When you earn the specified number of badges for your Challenge (15 for adults and teens; 10 for kids and read-to-me's), your Reading Challenge will be considered complete and you will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize.

This project is supported by The Institute of Museum and Library Services under the
provision of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State
Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.