Tails and Tales! Summer Reading 2021


June 1 - august 13

Kids record books they are reading or books being read to them in a printed or online log. They can also complete some fun learning activities. We believe reading is its own reward, but to add a little more motivation, kids who complete their reading folder before August 13 will receive a reward packet that includes a book, coupons, and small prizes.(Reward Prizes will not be available until after July 15)

Registration for Summer Reading begins June 1.  There are two ways to register. Choose the way that is best for your family.

  • ONLINE - Register and log your reading online at https://shorewoodlibrary.beanstack.org or the free Beanstack app available at Google Play Store or Apple App Store. If you created a Beanstack account last summer, you don't need to create a new one. Just log in and register for the Reading Challenge that is right for you.
  • IN-PERSON - Register in-person at the library during open hours and get a printed folder to log reading.

Reading programs are available for kids of all ages -  Read-to-Me, Readers, and Teens. Click on the links above to learn which program is right for your kids.

Summer Reading Program FAQs

*The Summer Reading Programs are funded by the Friends of the Shorewood Public Library

Summer Events

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of our summer events will be held outside on the west lawn including Terrific Tuesdays and story times. We will continue to offer take and make kit bags and some virtual programs. Click on the link above or visit our online Events Calenda to learn more.  Please check back often. The calendar will be updated when new programs are scheduled or if programs need to be cancelled.

Shorewood Monarch Project 

Watch metamorphosis in action. We will be raising caterpillars into monarch butterflies throughout the summer. Learn more about Shorewood’s efforts to protect and nurture monarchs at Shorewood Monarch Project and Shorewood Monarch Project on Facebook.