Grafton Public Library

2022 Summer Reading Program: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

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Getting Started

Badges & Book Recommendations

Frequently Asked Questions

We are now using Beanstack – a website and app that allows you to track your reading and participate in fun challenges year round.

If you don’t already have a Beanstack account sign up now! Don’t forget to download the Beanstack App to participate on the go.

Getting Started

Visit graftonlibrary.beanstack.com or download the Beanstack app.

Badges

Book Recommendations

Looking to read a book to complete a badge? Try one of these:

Arts & Crafts Badge

Astronomy Badge

Camping Badge

Cooking Badge

Engineering and Technology Badge

Geocaching Badge

Hiking Badge

Storytelling Badge

Survival Badge

Wildlife Badge

Scavenger Hunts and Geocaching

Ready to go on the hunt? We’ve created scavenger hunts for: the zoo, the farm, a walk in nature, and birdwatching:

Birdwatching Scavenger Hunt

Farm Scavenger Hunt

Walk in the Woods Scavenger Hunt

Zoo Scavenger Hunt

What’s geocaching? Geocaching is a real-world treasure hunt happening right now, all around you.

There are millions of geocaches worldwide. Geocaches are found in parks, urban areas, forests, deserts, on top of mountains, underwater – pretty much anywhere you can imagine. And coming soon – a geocache at the Grafton Public Library! To find out more about geocaching visit geocaching.com or download the app to get started.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the summer program start?

  • You can track your reading on Beanstack from June 1 – September 3. Most of our events for this program will be held between July 5 and August 13. See our Event Calendar for details.

Why should I sign up for Beanstack?

  • Beanstack is a website and app that allows you to track your reading and participate in fun reading challenges all year long including the summer reading program, winter reading program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten and more. By signing up for our summer reading program you’ll earn a discount coupon to Davis Farmland. (Limit one per person.)

Do I need to create an account for each of my children with separate login information for each?

  • No, Beanstack allows families to register together.

Do I have to log my reading?

  • No, if you want to complete just the activity badges you can just complete those.

Do I have to complete activities?

  • No, if you want to just log your time spent reading you can do just that.

What age group is the summer program for?

  • All ages can participate from birth through 109 years (if you’re older than 109 you can lie about your age 😉

What programs are you offering this summer?

  • Visit our Event Calendar. There you’ll find all the details on our programs offered this summer.

Do I need to register to attend a program?

  • Some programs do require pre-registration to participate. If a program requires registration there will be a link on our Event Calendar. Sign ups usually begin 2 weeks before the event.

Will you have the Davis Farmland discount coupons available this year?

  • Yes. In order to be eligible to receive a discount coupon you MUST register for the Summer Program on Beanstack:

I’m a parent/caregiver and I read to/with my child or I helped them complete an activity. Can I log that for myself?

  • Yes!

I’m having trouble. Can you help?

  • Yes! Email us at info@graftonlibrary.org or reach out to us on social media and we will help you.

 

 

Sponsors:  The 2022 MA Statewide Summer Reading Program is sponsored by: