The Library uses Beanstack to encourage and record the reading activities of all our readers! Beanstack is an online service that allows you to log your reading challenge from your computer on our Beanstack website or on your smart device using Beanstack Tracker (for Android and Apple).

Check out the Library's current reading challenges:

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

  • Registration for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is ongoing.
  • This reading challenge is open to all kids from birth to Kindergarten.
  • The main goal is to read 1000 books, but every time you read 100 books, you receive a prize when you visit the library at the Youth Services Department. 

Adventure Begins at Your Library

Adventure Begins at Your Library: Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Readers of all ages are invited to take on our annual Summer Reading Challenge. This year's theme, Adventure Begins at Your Library, celebrates the joy of reading and learning. Registration begins Saturday, June 1, and the challenge will end on Thursday, August 15.

Everyone is invited to our Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Celebration on Monday, June 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Library. Enjoy a live reptile show, music, free popcorn and ice cream, and other activities on the Library Plaza.

How The Challenge Works

Kids must read for 6 hours total in 30-minute increments with or without an adult for one (1) Grand Prize Drawing raffle ticket, with the option to read for more than 6 hours or to complete additional activities for more raffle tickets. Adults and teens must read 5 books for five (5) Grand Prize Drawing raffle ticket and can win small prizes every week by checking in at the Adult Information Desk on the 2nd floor of the Library. All raffle tickets will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

Pre-K to Grade 5 Prizes

  • Kid-Friendly Digital Camera
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Marble Run
  • DIY Fort-Building Kit
  • Remote-Control Robot

Teen Prizes

  • Galloping Ghost Gift Card
  • Taylor Swift Gift Basket
  • Indoor Electric S'mores Maker
  • DIY Book Nook Kit

Adult Prizes

  • Enjoy Brookfield Gift Card
  • Brookfield Zoo Gift Basket
  • Maker Studio Supplies Gift Basket

The winning raffle tickets for the Grand Prize Drawing will be chosen on Friday, August 16. Everyone who completes the challenge will receive a completion prize. Participants can track their progress in the Beanstack app or on a physical log sheet available for pickup at the Library or the Library's stall at the Brookfield Farmers Market each Saturday. Starting Saturday, June 1, register through the Beanstack app, in-person at the Library or the Farmers Market, or over the phone by calling 708-485-6917.