Summer Reading Program 2021

Summer Reading

at the

Goddard Public Library



This year’s theme Tales and Tails

Summer Reading is for All ages: Pre-readers, Kids, Teens and Adults!

Earn FUN prizes for reading!

The Goddard Public Library summer reading programs are free and open to the public.



Registration begins

June 1st


Kick-off Party

June 3rd








It’s simple, it’s free and only takes a few minutes.

The Goddard Public Library summer reading programs are free and open to the public.

We welcome children and families.





All minutes read, will be logged through Beanstack. All participates will create an account through Beanstack. Listed below are the instructions.

  • Use the app store for your phone or tablet to search for and install the "Beanstack Tracker" app from Zoobean, Inc.

  • After installing it, (1) Answer “Yup” to, Does your school, library or Bookstore already use Beanstack?

  • (2)Search for Goddard Public Library (3)Then click on "Don't Have an Account? Sign Up!" and enter a username and password of your choice. 

Or on a computer you can also use the browser version at

If you have trouble with registering staff will be happy to help.




Which program should my child enroll in?



Birth-Age 3

(read or be read to 20 books total)


Junior Readers

Ages 3-5

(read or be read to 50 books total)

Ages 5-12

(read 800 minutes total)





(read 800 minutes total)



Ages 18+
(read 600 minutes total)




Logged your minutes/books in Beanstack.

  1. Once you complete a level, come to the library to claim your prize!


Raffle drawings will be held each week for each level. There are several ways to be entered the weekly drawings.

  1. Complete a level.

  2. Complete an activity or Challenge on Beanstack.

  3. Complete an activity or challenge posted on Facebook.

  4. Attend a program.

  5. Winners will be announced each Friday.




(All prizes and coupons are subject to availability/while supplies last)


Here is a list of places that have donated prizes so far…more to come!


Carousel Skating Rink


City of Goddard

Dairy Queen


Kansas Aviation Museum

Loony Bin


Mrs. Cole's Tropical Sno

Quick Trip




Texas Roadhouse

Wichita Art Museum

Wichita Ice Center

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum



Summer Reading FAQ


When can we sign-up?

Anytime starting Tuesday, June 1st. If you miss this day, join anytime during the summer-just make sure it’s before the reading program ends on July 30th


My child is too young to read by herself. Can he/she still participate? Yes, children as young as birth can be read to by adults or older siblings! For children not yet reading independently, we recommend reading with an adult. Assist your child with reading by taking turns, though you as the adult will do most of the reading.


Both the Junior and Readers level’s want my child to read for time. Does that mean they have to read only books? No, if your child enjoys reading magazines, graphic novels and graphic non-fiction, instruction, and newspapers can count time for those too!

Read to siblings.


Will we earn prizes for reading? Yes, we are extremely fortunate to have many local businesses as sponsors.

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Summer Reading Sponsors

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