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.

National Paper Airplane Day

Join the fun Wednesday, May 26th at 4:30pm!

Online: us02web.zoom.us

Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day with the library and the World Record Holder, John Collins. Learn to fold the World Record Plane and a Stunt Plane while learning about basic aerodynamics from John. John broke the world record for paper aircraft distance in 2012; a record he still holds. Author of four books of original designs, John has been called the world’s foremost expert on paper airplanes. His planes are recognized around the globe, and one was featured in the movie “Paper Planes.

“Take & Make kits with supplies to create these paper airplanes will be available at the library beginning Monday, May 17.

A recording of the program and plane kits will be available through June 30.

The Link to the recorded Zoom program will be posted on the Juneau Public Library’s website under Kids > Online Activities.

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