Juneau “Tail Trackers” Contest

🐾Attention all animal lovers & adventure seekers!🐾

Throughout the months of June, July, and the first week of August the Juneau Public Library is asking you to be “Tail Trackers”. Each week our librarians will be hiding an animal tail somewhere in or near Juneau. It’s your job to track it down. Once you locate each tail, stop by the library and fill out an entry form for a chance to win a “Pig Out” gift basket (yep…it’s full of delicious animal-themed junk food). This contest lasts 8 weeks, you have the potential to find 8 different animal tails, and you can enter the contest up to 8 times (one entry per person per week)!

Here’s how to become a TAIL TRACKER this summer!
🔍Check our Facebook page, our website, or stop in the library to view our photo clue of the day. There will be 5 clues posted each week (Monday-Friday) and the contest lasts for 8 weeks (June 7-August 8).
🔍Use the clues to determine where the tail is hiding.
🔍Make your way to the hidden location to find out what type of tail is hidden there. Your entry form will ask you where you found the tail AND who the tail belongs to. The only way you’ll be able to answer those two questions correctly is to visit the location in person.
🔍Visit the library and complete your weekly entry form.
🔍All correct entries (correct location and tail “owner”) will be entered into the GRAND PRIZE drawing for the “Pig Out” gift basket drawing to be held on Monday, August 9th.

WEEK #8 PHOTO CLUES (August 2-8)

Week 8/Clue 1
If you find this flag, you’re getting close. Look a bit lower near a literary post.

2021 Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer means sun, fun, and READING! This year’s theme “Tails and Tales” will encourage us to read and explore the world of both domestic and wild animals. We welcome you to join us in this adventure by registering for Juneau Public Library’s all-ages Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge begins on Monday, June 7th, and ends on Saturday, July 31st.  We have something planned for everyone (Early Literacy: 0-5, Kids: 6-12, Teens: 13-17 and Adults: 18+). Register yourself or your whole family, track your reading minutes and complete activities to earn badges, rewards, completion certificates, and tickets towards prize drawings for each age category.

How do I track my reading? How do I check in with the library?

You can track your reading via—

  • The Beanstack website
  • The Beanstack app
  • A paper log

Sign Up Using Beanstack


Beanstack, a website/app, offers a smooth, convenient way for you to record your reading without having to come into the library.

Register on Beanstack; just go to juneau.beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app for Apple or Android. (For an easier experience, the library recommends registering for Beanstack on the Beanstack website. If you want to use the app, you could then switch to the app when you are ready to start logging your reading. The mobile app makes for much easier logging.  It allows you to enter book titles or scan ISBN barcodes to quickly add them to your Log, time reading sessions, and check off activities as you complete them. 

For those who prefer, a paper version will be available at the front desk.  As you complete it, return to the front desk where a staff member can log your activity and make you eligible for all the fun reading incentives.

The Beanstack project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.

Sign Up Using a Paper Log

The library has a paper log you can use.

Paper log—How to report your reading to the library

You can report your reading via–

Take a Story Walk along the Wild Goose Trail!

From June 7-July 4 the Juneau Public Library is hosting a Summer Story Walk along a portion of the Wild Goose Trail in Juneau. The route for the Story Walk begins near the shelter house in Wild Goose Park. Follow the yard signs from the shelter house toward the trail. The Story Walk will take you south along the Wild Goose Trail and will then take a U-turn when you reach Center Street and take you back to the park.

Families and individuals will read the popular children’s story, “My Lucky Day” by Keiko Kasza. If you are participating in our Summer Reading Challenge, the Story Walk counts as one of the activities you can “check off” on your activity list.
The Summer Story Walk will continue with a new story and location beginning on July 5.

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