Reading inspires lifelong learning. Libraries want to help motivate kids, teens and adults to stay engaged with their reading throughout their life. Shorelink libraries are now offering new reading programs designed to encourage literacy, and make it fun, including the Summer Reading Club, all ages reading challenges, and 1000 books before school, a new program for pre-schoolers launching in 2020, using our new Beanstack app.
In a move towards more sustainable programming, using the Beanstack app will cut down on paper wastage. Beanstack is a free online service offering innovative new ways to connect our community with books and reading activities to match each person's interests, age and reading level. The service includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account.
Simply register one time to participate in library sponsored reading programs and activities all year round! Available 24/7 through your computer or mobile device, android and iOS, Beanstack uses the information you provide to send out great book and activity recommendations and allows users to write reviews of their latest reads.
To join Beanstack go to shorelink.beanstack.com, or go to beanstack.com and search for Shorelink as your library service, and sign up for an account.
December 1 to January 31
Read books! Write reviews! Win Prizes!
Join our Shorelink Summer Reading Club! Keep track of your
reading over the holidays and write or draw book reviews to go into the draw to
receive prizes at the end of the summer holidays. Sign up for the program at
Lane Cove, Greenwich, Stanton and Mosman Libraries, or register online using
the Beanstack app.
For every 5 book reviews handed in, or written in Beanstack,
you can receive a small prize from the library, and after every 10 reviews you
gain an entry into the major prize draw to be held at the end of the summer
holidays. Reviews can be written, or a picture can be drawn, either about the
book, or how it made the reader feel. If you are using Beanstack, please show
your app to the library desk to receive your prizes.
Every child who submits an entry is invited to attend the
end of Summer Reading Club wrap-up party on Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 3:30pm
to 4:30pm where we will hand out the major prizes for Lane Cove and Greenwich