Summer Reading Program at the L.D. Fargo Public Library

June 15-July 24

Summer reading is a fun program designed to engage all age groups in exploring new ideas, books and activities.  The program is free and there are no fees for any of the events or activities.  As you read books and engage in the activities, you are eligible to win badges and prizes.

This year, we are having our summer reading program all online and virtual through Beanstack. The best way to track your progress is through the Beanstack app or web site.  Beginning June 15, 2020, you can start recording your reading time and participate in the activities, located exclusively in Beanstack.


How it Works

To get the most out of your summer reading experience, we recommend that you create a Beanstack account.  Parents can also create accounts for their children.  In Beanstack, you can view the available activities, enter the books you have read, write book reviews and more.  You will receive prizes as you progress and be entered into drawings at the end of the summer. To register, visit the Beanstack website or login through the app.

Beanstack app available for iOS and Android.

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Beanstack will automatically direct you to the appropriate activities based on your age.  There are four age groups: babies, children, teens, and adults.  If you wish to be contacted about prizes and drawings, please include an email address or telephone number as part of your Beanstack profile.

For more information and FAQ, click here.

Weekly Challenges

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

VIRTUAL Scholastic Book Fair
July 20th-August 1st

Shop the Virtual Book Fair! All orders placed will ship directly to your home, with free shipping on orders over $25. All proceeds benefit the L.D. Fargo Public Library.

Special Quests

Here are some awesome side quests to explore this summer! They don't count towards the reading program but are fun things only available this summer!

Discover Your Town Scavenger Hunts

Can you tell where this is in Lake Mills? When you discover where it is, take a picture by the spot and email it to

There will be a new challenge each week!

A special thanks to our 2020 sponsors!