Imagine Your Story This Summer!  A VIRTUAL Reading Program June 1 - July 31CSLP Early Literacy Slogan Banner Vert Text Only

Even though we can’t be together, we can read together!

Enter a world of make-believe and take an epic journey as you explore Summer Reading with us. Imagination is all you need to discover magical worlds and activities. All ages are welcome on this quest for knowledge, fun and adventure as you "Imagine Your Story." Whether its fantastical beasts or supernatural powers that fuel your imagination, the story is yours to create.

We're going virtual!
Our Summer Reading Program will be online this year and will feature Community Reading Challenges along the way.
You’ll track your reading through the Beanstack website/app, which means you can log your reading time from the comfort of your home.

How it will work:
Starting June 1, use your computer, tablet or smart phone*, then: Sign up one person or each family member on our customized Beanstack website. Here are some guidelines on how to use Beanstack. Track each person’s minutes of reading. You can read books, e-books, graphic novels, and listen to audiobooks. Virtual storytimes count, too!

(*If you don’t have access to a device with internet, we will have paper book logs available.) 


All readers can:

Win gift cards to local restaurants. For every hour you read (up to 5 hrs./week), you’ll be entered into a weekly raffle. Earn a free book from the Friends of the McHenry Public Library if you log your reading for 6 out of the 8 weeks. You don’t need a library card to register and use Beanstack. Anyone can participate in our Summer Reading Challenge! Watch our Miss Anna and Miss Maria in the fun video below about how Summer Reading works! 


Read for those in need

We will have Community Reading Challenges throughout the program. When our community of readers reaches one of these challenges, one of our sponsors below will make a donation to the F.I.S.H. Food Pantry of McHenry. Sponsors include: Bear McDonald's, The Bremer Team, The Friends of the McHenry Library, and First Midwest Bank. Thank you, sponsors! Watch our Miss Anna and Miss Maria in the fun video below about how Summer Reading works!