Tails and Tales – 2021 Summer Reading Program

From June 7th to July 31st, kids, teens, and adults can earn books and other prizes at their local Cass County Public Library branch. Whether it’s reading books, listening to eAudiobooks through Libby, or checking out DVDs, patrons of all ages can find TAILS AND TALES all summer long!

Patrons can sign up for the program starting Monday, May 24th.

The last day to redeem prizes is Saturday, August 7th!

 

How to Participate
  1. Register online, through the Beanstack Tracker app. Patrons can register beginning on Monday, May 24th. Limit one registration per patron.
    Sign up here!
  2. Keep track of your reading progress online. Log your reading online or in the Beanstack app to unlock exclusive activities to earn more prize entries!
  3. Patrons who complete the Summer Reading Program before July 31st will earn a prize! Prizes can be redeemed and picked up starting Monday, June 21st.
  4. After signing up, Pre-Readers and Readers can stop in to their local branch for an exclusive 2021 Summer Reading brag tag.
  5. Pre-Readers, Readers, and Teens can also participate in BONUS PLAY to earn entries into a county-wide drawing.
Completion Goals
Pre-Readers

For children not yet reading.

Pre-Readers have books read to them throughout the summer (until July 31st).

Keep track of books or minutes online or through the Beanstack app.

When a Pre-Reader has had 25 books read to them or 500 minutes of being read to, they have earned a free new book of their choice!

BONUS PLAY: After earning a free book, pre-readers can earn up to 5 entries into a county-wide drawing. For every additional 5 books or 100 minutes read or listened to, they earn an entry.

Sign up here!

Readers

For children up to 5th Grade.

Readers read books throughout the summer (until July 31st).

Keep track of books or minutes online or through the Beanstack app.

When a Reader has read 10 books or has completed 500 minutes of reading, they have earned a free new book of their choice!

BONUS PLAY: After earning a free book, readers can earn up to 5 entries into a county-wide drawing. For every additional 2 books or 100 minutes read, they earn an entry.

Sign up here!

Teens

For 6th to 12th graders.

Teens read books throughout the summer (until July 31st).

Keep track of books or minutes online or through the Beanstack app.

When a Teen has read 5 books or has completed 500 minutes of reading, they have earned a free new book of their choice!

BONUS PLAY: After earning a free book, teens can earn up to 5 entries into a county-wide drawing. For every additional book or 100 minutes read, they earn an entry.

Sign up here!

Adults

Adults keep track of books they read or listen to.

Keep track of books online or through the Beanstack app.

After reading or listening to 3 books, you earn an entry into your branch’s end-of-summer drawing. After that, you’ll earn one entry per book that you read or listen to by July 31st. Earn up to 10 entries this summer!

Sign up here!

Events

While we will not be hosting any in-person events this summer, we will be offering virtual storytimes and a variety of other virtual events throughout the summer. Patrons can also visit Storywalks® throughout the county where families can read a book along a trail while enjoying the outdoors. Find out when a Storywalk® will be in your area here. By logging online or in the Beanstack app, patrons can unlock exclusive activities to earn more prize entries!

 

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors this year. These sponsors’ contributions have made some new Summer Reading features and prizes possible this year.

Bowe Corp
Cass County Public Library Foundation
Claymore Mastiffs
Good Shepherd Thrift Store
Harrisonville Kiwanis
Jimmie and Sheila Harris
Joe’s Tire
Marie Vallee
National Toy Museum
Peculiar Charitable Foundation
Peculiar Games and Hobbies
Red Barn Ranch
Rotary Club of Harrisonville
SEMCO Outdoor
University of Missouri Extension Office
World War One Museum

Special thanks to the Parks and Recreation Departments in Archie, Drexel, Belton, Garden City, Harrisonville, Peculiar, Pleasant Hill, and Raymore for partnering with the library to provide space for Storywalks®!