Reading Programs

Challenge yourself!

Set and achieve reading goals with your library! We now offer digital reading challenges through Beanstack. These programs are designed to encourage and celebrate healthy reading habits. You may participate remotely via the app or the website linked below, allowing as much social distancing as you desire.  

To participate in any of the programs below, simply click this link to register and select the challenge(s) you would like to do! There is also a handy app for our reading programs called Beanstack Tracker, which also allows you to scan the books you read. Click here for the Android app or here for the iOS app.

If you have any difficulties, please use the Contact Us form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Current PCPLS Reading Programs:

Summer Reading Challenge 2020 

June 1st – July 31st

Escape into a great book this summer! Enter up to 10 book titles to earn badges & chances to win fun prizes! The whole family is invited to discover (or rediscover!) the joy of reading with our simple 8-week program.

1000 Books before Kindergarten


Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little one! Log reading, earn badges and prizes all along the way.

Did you know that children who are read to are better prepared for school and continue to succeed throughout their academic career? It’s never too early to share the pleasure of reading!

Read any book to a newborn, infant, toddler, and/or preschooler. The goal is to have read 1,000 books before your child starts kindergarten. If you read just one book a night, you will have read about 1,095 books in three years! After certain goals are reached your child can come into the library and claim a prize.

You may log books you and your child read on Beanstack or you may use a paper log. We offer printable paper logs available at this link.


Coming soon


The Summer Reading Program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Porter County Library System. 

Have questions about our reading programs?

Let the PCPLS staff know!