Read Beyond The Beaten Path

Wednesday, June 1 – Monday, August 1

Summer Adventure Club

Create your best possible summer! Grab your gear, pack a book, and discover new paths to fun and adventure. Participants can pursue a variety of activities to complete and earn a final prize. There is nothing to pick up or turn in. You can join the Koala Club (ages 0-24 months) or the Summer Adventure Club (ages 2-14) at


Start the activity sheet exercises below to begin your summer adventure!

Participants can pursue a variety of activities to complete and earn a final prize. There is nothing to pick up or turn in.


  • If you have an account, simply sign in and register for Read Beyond the Beaten Path.
  • If you don’t, choose an adult in the family to be the “account creator.” Register them, then add other family members under the account.
  • There are many reading and activity options to complete the program this summer. Choose the ones that are right for you, then mark them off in Beanstack.
  • After you complete the program you may pick up your completion prize at the Library starting Friday, July 1. The final day to receive your prize is Monday, August 8, while supplies last.
  • Prizes generously sponsored by the Friends of the Oak Lawn Public Library.

Koala Club Activities (Ages 0-24 Months)

Complete these ten activities. All activities may be completed up to twice:

  1. ABC: Read a book about letters and sing the ABC song together.
  2. All About Me: Say your baby’s name while pointing out their eyes, ears, nose, fingers, and toes. Or sing “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”
  3. Animals: Read a book about animals.
  4. Building: Play a stacking game with your baby.
  5. Colors: Read a book about colors or point out colors to your little one.
  6. Music: Listen to music or sing together.
  7. Nursery Rhymes: Sing a favorite nursery rhyme together.
  8. Play: Spend some time playing outside with your little one.
  9. Reading: Read a book of your choice with your child.
  10. Find something that is a round shape, a square shape, and a triangle shape.

Activities for Ages 2-14 Years

Complete any ten.

  1. Read a book from the Summer Adventure Club display.
  2. Check out a STEM To Go Kit, Learning Box Kit or an item from the Beyond Books Collection.
  3. Solve our geocache.
  4. Design you own maze and share it with friends.
  5. Read a book in a homemade fort.
  6. Listen to a new style of music.
  7. Play a board game, card game or have a dance party with your family.
  8. Read a book about a location you’d like to visit.
  9. Learn to play a sidewalk game or create some chalk art outside.
  10. Listen to an audiobook or read out loud with a family member.
  11. Visit a park you have not been to before.
  12. Read a book about a sport or try a new sport or physical activity.
  13. Read a book about nature or go on a nature walk.
  14. Read a book outside with your family or have a picnic.
  15. Write a story about a backyard animal.
  16. Read a book of your choice.
  17. Read a book of your choice.
  18. Read a book of your choice.
  19. Read a book of your choice.
  20. Read a book of your choice.