Explore Summer with Us at the Library


We would love your feedback on our Explore Summer program!

Take our survey

Show us where you caught the Reading Bug this summer! Take a picture on vacation or just around town and email to staylor@jcplin.org

Download the Reading Bug

Does YOUR school have what it takes to be our Explore Summer Reading Champion? We're about to find out!

This summer, we're teaming up with Endress+Hauser, Inc. to award the school (one in each category) with the highest percentage of students who complete our Explore Summer reading goal of 10 hours this summer. The winning school in each category will receive the coveted JCPL trophy as well as a $500 STEAM package courtesy of Endress+Hauser!

Sign up your kids and log those minutes they read this summer. Your school will get credit, too!

Read. Create. Discover.

Summertime is the BEST time to visit the library! Whether you're a single, a family, a couple or a senior, we have exciting activities for EVERYONE to enjoy when you Explore Summer at JCPL! Join us May 13-July 31.


New Users: Sign up beginning May 13 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 May 13. Or enroll at a branch!

Please Contact Us if you cannot remember how to access your account--please do not create a new one!
When you register, you'll receive a yard sign to celebrate your participation. If you have your purple sign from last year then you can reuse it this year. Throughout the summer, our JCPL Prize Patrol will be making stops across the county to surprise our patrons with a couple of fun items. Do you have YOUR purple sign? Take a photo and send it to us and you just might see your photo on our Facebook and Instagram!

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, you will be able to choose a destination package to Great Wolf Lodge, OH or French Lick, IN.

Weekly Learning Challenges

Choose and complete three of the activities in the current week to earn a coupon (while supplies last), a pompom to vote for the Library Prize and an entry into the weekly drawing prize. 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 the Library Prize

Help us reach our goal of 3 million reading minutes this summer. Earn votes by competing in Weekly Learning Challenges. When we meet our goal, the Library Prize bucket with the most votes (pompoms) will become the next addition to our Library of Things. 

                                       Enter the Design a Bookmark Contest for Grades K-8