OLPL will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov 26 for Thanksgiving.

Reading Programs

OLPL has different reading programs for patrons to participate in throughout the year. All reading programs are tracked through a website called Beanstack. Check out our programs below or stop by one service desks for more information.

FALL 2021 Reading Program

Put your best scowl on underneath your mask, because this fall’s reading program for teens & adults is all about some (mostly) friendly competition.

Join Team Fox, Raccoon, Deer or Owl and see which forest animal comes out on top in our Critter Competition! Choose a team yourself or spin our wheel to get assigned one. Read 600 minutes in any format from October 1 through November 30 to complete the program (just 15 minutes each weekday!), and read extra to help your team claim the bonus winning prize.*

Use the timer on the Beanstack Tracker app to easily keep track of your reading! Find the book you are reading and then click “Start Timer”.

Rankings will be updated bi-weekly on social media and both completion and bonus prizes will not be available until December 1.

May the fiercest, bookish critter win!

Sign up HERE

* Everyone who completes 600 minutes will receive a prize. The team that reads the most minutes by November 30th will receive a special bonus prize in addition to the completion prize.

Year-Round Programs

LifeLawn Reading Program

Our LifeLawn Reading Program runs all year long, every day of the year. Enter all the books you read to win a couple brand new books, when you hit milestones.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading to children before they enter kindergarten is one of the best ways to prepare them to become good readers. It establishes good habits and pre-reading skills in the comfort of home.

Register your child for 1000 Books at olpl.beanstack.com, then log each 100 books you read together. (Any book that is read — or re-read — to them counts!) Each time, they will earn a character sticker from Youth Services. At 1000 books, they earn a medal and a free book to take home.

Teens Read 4 Pizza

Read books and get free pizza! Read at least 4 nominees for the 2021 Teen Readers’ Choice Award by March to receive a free personal pan pizza from Lou Malnati’s. Keep reading and write reviews for more prizes like signed books and more. Open to teens in grades 9-12 (class of 2021-2024). Sign up at olpl.beanstack.org and click here to view a list of titles.

Seasonal Programs

Summer Reading Program

Our Summer Reading Program runs from June 1 to Aug. 1 each year, and offers many exciting programs for a variety of ages. Stop by the Library any time after June 1 and pick up a log or pre-register at olpl.beanstack.org.




Winter Reading Program

Our Winter Reading Program runs from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28 each year for adults and teens. 100% virtual olpl.beanstack.org.