Virtual Cookbook Book Discussion

Sunday, May 16, 1:00pm
The May Cookbook selection is Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match(70 recipes to pair and share) by Ivy Manning.  Copies of this cookbook are at the Library and... more

Multilingual Monday - on Facebook

Monday, May 17, 6:00pm
Multilingual Monday is special video program featuring languages like Spanish, American Sign Language, Dutch, and more! All ages are welcome to join in on these simple 20-30... more

Teen Time - (Registration)

Tuesday, May 18, 4:30pm
For this LIVE Zoom* program, teens (those in 5th-12th grade) will help plan online activities to do together each week, such as virtual escape rooms, games, take home crafts, and... more

Friends Membership Meeting

Tuesday, May 18, 6:00pm
The Friends of the Library will hold their membership meeting at Webb Park. Discussions will include volunteer opportunities including event committees and Board Member vacancies... more

Birds and People in the Heart of America

Wednesday, May 19, 7:00pm
Whether you're a casual birdwatcher, a hard-core life-lister, or simply someone who loves the outdoors, you'll enjoy learning about Wisconsin's birds and extraordinary history... more

After School Book Club - (Registration)

Thursday, May 20, 4:30pm
Each LIVE Zoom* program will feature 30-45 minutes of reading and related activities such as games, music/movement, take home crafts, and/or other activities as time permits! ... more

Virtual Evening Book Disccusion

Thursday, May 20, 6:00pm
The selection for the May Virtual Evening Book Discussion is The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes.  Print and audio copies are available at the Library. If you have not yet... more
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Reedsburg Reads

At the Reedsburg Public Library, we offer various reading programs or challenges throughout the year for all ages. Our goal is to help create a positive sense of community around the fun and engaging activity of reading. Join others in your community for, #ReedsburgReads!

Beanstack is our free online service for participating online in these challenges! Track reading progress by logging in at our unique, local site (reedsburglibrary.beanstack.org) to participate in current and future challenges. Beanstack is an easy and useful tool for you and/or your family to discover books, keep track of reading and other activities, and be motivated to reach your reading goals. It is also a great tool for writing and reading book reviews from others in our community.

Science shows that reading to your child is of great developmental significance. Not only does it prepare your child for future literacy success, but also helps create a bond with you. This bond begins as early as infancy! For Babies Bloom, read 100 books with your baby before he or she turns one, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn a set of virtual badges. This challenge will give you a great start on 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she enters Kindergarten--a goal which experts say helps children as they eventually learn to read independently. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid literacy foundation, which is not only the key to learning how to read but also for other learning success. Log your reading in Beanstack and earn badges (and prizes) all along the way! 

Examples of past Beanstack Challenges:

  • Summer Literacy Program
  • Community Winter Reading Challenge
  • "Back to School" reading challange
  • "10 to Try in 2020" - a genre reading challenge
  • Virtual Field Trips - an activity-based challenge
  • 20 Poems - a local activity-based challenge
  • and more!

For more information and to register for our Beanstack challenges, visit Beanstack, available 24/7, on your computer or mobile device's web browser; or log-in through the app (iOS or Android).

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