In this time of great uncertainty, food shouldn't be a worry. The Brook United Methodist Church and the Brook Public Library, along with many generous sponsors, have teamed up to offer the Student Food Bags program. Families with children under the age of 18 can drive through the east alley beside the Brook UMC church every Friday from 12:0-12:30 to collect a bag of easy to prep food.
Summer reading 2020 - imagine your story
Summer Reading 2020 runs from June 1 to July 31. Our reading programs are through Beanstack – where babies, kids, teens, and adults can all participate to win prizes by completing reading requirements for their category. It also includes book and activity logging, badges and registration for all members of the family under one account. Simply register one time to participate in library sponsored reading programs and activities all year round!
Children ages 0-5: For every 10 books read, you will earn a badge! You will also earn a badge for each activity completed. Every badge earned wins a secret prize that can be picked up at the library. For every five badges earned, you will earn a ticket toward our big prizes at the end of the summer!
Children ages 6-12: For every hour read, you will earn a badge! You will also earn a badge for each activity completed. Every badge earned wins a secret prize that can be picked up at the library. For every five badges earned, you will earn a ticket toward our big prizes at the end of the summer!
Patrons that do not wish to participate in Beanstack will be provided with paper versions of the digital materials. Please notify a staff member.
registering for beanstack
Beanstack allows you to: · Keep track of each family member's reading logs, activities, and rewards on one account.· Log reading from home or on the go. · See recommended events at the library and register right from the site · Read and write book reviews of the books you've read! Registration coming soon! SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AND LET THE FUN BEGIN!
Everyone is encouraged to participate-- Parents/Guardians,start by registering yourself and filling out the required fields. You will be listed as the "Account Creator".
Please choose Adult as the Grade Level for those 19+.
You'll then be prompted to enter information for your spouse/other adults in your family and then children as Readers.
Register participants ages 13 and up for the Summer Reading Raffle 2020. Register participants ages 0-12 for Summer Reading 2020.
You're all set! Let the fun begin.
Click the Log Reading and Activities button in the upper left corner of your screen. Choose minutes as the logging type for children ages 6-12 and books as the logging type for children ages 0-5 and patrons ages 13 and up.
The calendar defaults to the current day but can be changed if you wish to track specific days you/your family read.
For those logging minutes (not books) you can log reading time in minutes or hours. You can log for an individual reader or for everyone at the same time--choose all readers under "Select the Profile".
You have the option of entering the title and author and submitting Book Reviews from here as well.
You will earn a virtual badge and a secret prize for every hour or book read. Keep reading all summer! How many badges and prizes can you earn?
Every five badges will earn you a ticket toward our grand prizes at the end of the summer.
Visit the library to redeem your prizes!
Other Beanstack Features - Programs: shows programs available for the Reader (based on age). - Badges: shows earned badges when you have completed achievements in a program. - Reviews: shows the peer/age-appropriate reviews that you and other library patrons have written. - The Log: shows what books (number of books/minutes, title, and author) the Reader has logged. - Switch Readers: Allows for easy switching between all Reader accounts. - Personalize: Edit information, email notifications, or deactivate a reader’s account.
Beanstack Help Documents
Paper Version Help Documents
Instructions for 0-5 Year Olds (Beanstack Version)