Make a family pledge to read at least 15 minutes a day and earn rewards along the way.
Establishing the habit of reading every day is an important step in becoming a lifelong learner. JCPL aims to partner with families to encourage everyone to adopt the healthy habit of reading.
Beginning August 1st, your family can make the pledge to read for at least 15 minutes a day in the Family Reading Adventure by visiting the JCPL Children’s Desk and signing a pledge card.
Then, track your pledge progress via Beanstack to earn rewards. If you don’t have a Beanstack account, sign up for one at jesspublib.beanstack.org. If several members of your family already have an account, choose one member to be the “head of household” who records your family’s reading time.
For every 30 days your family reads for at least 15 minutes, you earn a badge in Beanstack. After earning a badge, come to the Children’s Desk to claim a special pin for each participating member of your family and a reward book for every participant 18 years old or younger.
If your family completes three 30-day badges, you will earn a special bonus reward and will be well on your way to being a family of lifelong learners. Reward accrual ends May 2021.