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Adult Summer Learning

Find Your Magic with Cary Library!

Have fun and keep reading all summer long by completing reading challenges to earn a $5 gift card to Rancatore's Ice Cream (limit only 3 prizes per contestant).

To safely conduct summer learning this year, we are going digital! You will log your reading via Beanstack and be emailed any prizes. The program begins July 1, 2020 and will run through August 31, 2020. Pre-register as early as June 22, 2020. Prizes will be emailed to winners. Only up to 3 prizes will be awarded to an individual for Adult Summer Reading.

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Adult Summer Program

Find Your Magic with Cary Library! Have fun and keep reading all summer long by completing reading challenges to earn a prize.  

Read 5 books within a category to earn each badge and the prize that comes with it! We have provided plenty of books and genres for you to choose from. In tribute to our past year's bingo format, we provide a “free space” by reading any title you would like related to a challenge. Badges can be completed in any order, so start with what interests you most or what you’re most curious about. All books are available through our digital catalog, via Libby or Hoopla. With curbside pickup, you may reserve physical books through the summer as well.

Track progress online in your Beanstack account.

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Beanstack

Beanstack is the online tracker we are now using for summer learning programs. You’ll find it at carylibrary.beanstack.org.

If you or a family member have ever participated in any of the children's or teen summer learning programs, you may already have a Beanstack account. If so, be sure to make any updates to your account, then enroll in the 2020 Adult Summer Learning program. Not sure?  Click “Sign In” and “Recover Username” or contact the library to avoid creating a duplicate account.

Watch our video tutorial for an introduction to using Beanstack.

GETTING STARTED WITH BEANSTACK

  1. Go to carylibrary.beanstack.org           
  2. Scroll down the page and click on the “Register an Individual or Family” button.    
  3. Follow the prompts to create an account. Multiple readers may be registered within the same account, so each person can be tracked separately.        
  4. After the first person is entered, the program will ask if you wish to register another person. Click yes if you would like to add more.    

REGISTERING FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAM

  1. Go to carylibrary.beanstack.org        
  2. Scroll down, click on “Sign in Here,” and sign in.    
  3. In the upper left corner of the page, you’ll see which account you are currently viewing. To change to a different reader, click on the reader’s name and select “Change Readers.”      
  4. Choose the reader you wish to register. Returning users, click “Edit Reader” if you need to make any changes.
  5. You will see the Adult - Find Your Magic! 2020 Summer Learning Program.   
  6. Repeat for any additional people.

LOGGING READING

  1. Sign into your account at carylibrary.beanstack.org        
  2. In the upper left corner of the page, you’ll see your account. To change to a different reader, click on the reader’s name and select “Change Readers”.    
  3. Click the “Activity Badges” tab to see the available badges.    
  4. Click each badge to see its suggested activities (e.g. read 5 books of Black Voices).    
  5. For each activity completed, click the check box.    
     

EARNING BADGES AND PRIZES

Participants earn badges when they read any 5 of the suggested titles. When earned, badges will appear on their account. Badges that have not yet been earned will appear grayed out. Once you complete a badge, email caryprograms@minlib.net to claim your prize. Prizes will be sent by email each Friday.

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Reading Lists

There are currently many challenges. More may be added throughout the summer. We currently feature...

  • Biography/Memoir
  • Black Voices
  • Books That Became Movies
  • Books Your Kids Are Talking About
  • Classics
  • Comics
  • Cooking Books
  • Fantasy
  • Folklore
  • Historical Fiction
  • History
  • Humor/Commentary (Non-fiction)
  • Mystery
  • Read Asian Voices
  • Romance
  • Science (Non-fiction)
  • Speculative Fiction
  • Steampunk
  • Travel Books
  • Variety Pack

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