June 1-July 31, 2020

Congratulations to Christopher Ricketts and his family for being the Grand Prize winners in our Explore Summer program! JCPL dedicated a new Little Free Library in their name. The Little Free Library is located at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnson County in Franklin.
Watch the dedication

Johnson County Public Library is paying it forward.

Register for our Explore Summer program, log your reading minutes and for every one million minutes we log as a community, the JCPL Foundation, through generous contributions from the Friends of the Library, will donate $1,000 dollars to a local non-profit working to make Johnson County a better place to live, work, learn and play! 

The More You Read, the More They Donate

This summer, you can help your community--simply by picking up a book!

New Users: Sign up at any JCPL Branch or online using Beanstack for an easy way to track your progress. 
Returning Users: If you participated in last year's program or Explore Winter/1000 Books Before Kindergarten, you already have a Beanstack account. Log in at jcpl.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker mobile app to Enroll in this year's program beginning June 1

Please Contact Us if you cannot remember how to access your account--please do not create a new one! NOTE: Any logged reading time before June 1 will not count.

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Reading Challenge

When you Sign up to Explore Summer at JCPL and complete the 10 hour reading goal, you will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing (thanks to our summer learning sponsors.) If you win, a new Little Free Library in Johnson County will be dedicated to you!

Weekly Learning Challenges

Choose and complete three of the activities in the current week to earn an entry into the weekly gift card drawing. Activities must be logged - either by a librarian at the library or by you on jcpl.beanstack.org - during that week to be eligible for prizes. 

Vote for a local, non-profit charity

Help us reach our goal of 4 million reading minutes this summer. For every 5 hours that you read, you will earn a "ticket" to vote for the charity of your choice.