MPPL Winter Reading 2021


For grades 5 and younger.

It may be cold outside, but you can enjoy books and activities from the warmth of your home. Read, attend virtual events, and get creative while earning digital badges and chances to win great prizes. Register to join in the fun with your library! 

How it Works

Create a Beanstack account and track your progress online or with the app. Everything you need is in Beanstack. We will contact you if you win a prize.

Don’t have a smartphone or internet access? Call us to request a paper log. Check in when you complete each badge by calling the library at 847-590-3320.

Click Here to get the Youth Winter Reading Log

Points Badges

Read whatever you want and enjoy fun activities to earn points!

Reading: Each day = 1 point

Activities: 1 or 5 points

Repeatable Activities

Choose from a variety of activities in 9 categories that you can do as many times as you’d like.


Warm Up With Reading
Chill Out & Read
Find a Good Book
Listen to a Story
Reading Takes You Places
Attend a Virtual Event
Let’s Get Moving
Get Cozy


For every 5 points, you get a digital badge that is your entry into a weekly drawing and gives you a ticket for the Grand Prize drawing.

Weekly Drawing Prizes – $5 gift card to a business such as Oberweis, Dunkin’ Donuts, or Target. Winners will be emailed and gift cards will be mailed.

Grand Prize Drawing

Choose one of these four prizes to be entered for a chance to win! Winners will be contacted at the end of the program.

“Switch” it Up – Nintendo Switch Lite and Animal Crossing game

Family Fun Basket

Maker Madness

Cuddle Up