Summer Reading

Oceans of Possibilities

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Introducing Oceans of Possibilities 2022 Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge will run from June 1 through June 30th at all Southeast Oklahoma Library System locations. Look for fun in-person and virtual events throughout the challenge!

We are excited to announce that we now provide a way to sign up for the Summer Reading Program online or via smartphone app with Beanstack! Families can register each family member under one log-in/password; an adult caregiver creates the account and then adds each child who is participating. Tweens and teens can create an individual account and independently record their reading.

Registration Opens May 1st! 

Beanstack for Summer Reading

Beanstack & Beanstack Tracker

With Beanstack, tracking your summer reading has never been easier! Earn digital badges by logging books, tracking reading times or pages read, attending programs, or write reviews for our reading challenges. Readers can keep track of reading logs, progress, and rewards in one easy to use account; earn digital reading badges, receive weekly book recommendations, and even read and write book reviews. The app, Beanstack Tracker, lets you time reading sessions, log books by scanning their ISBN numbers, keep a log of current and past reading, track daily reading stats, and achieve streaks for reading multiple days in a row.

To get started, simply visit your library's Beanstack Page.  You'll probably want to bookmark it for easy access. You only need to register once for an account, then the system remembers you from year to year. Or you can download the free Beanstack Tracker App for your Iphone/iOS or your Android device. You can log your minutes on the app. It will even tell you when it's time to visit your local library to claim a prize! 

 

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Gaming Day

04/22/2022 @ 3:30pm - 05/20/2022 @ 4:30pm
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:
Each Friday in April teens and come to the library after school and enjoy some gaming of all types.   ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tyke Tales

04/26/2022 @ 3:30pm - 05/17/2022 @ 4:00pm
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Children will be treat to an entertaining story and an activity.  Bring your children for story time and take home some books as well.  ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Arts and Craft Time at the Library

04/28/2022 @ 3:30pm - 05/19/2022 @ 4:00pm
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Each week on Thursday in April children can do arts and crafts at the library.  There will be all types of crafts made.  Come join the fun. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Gaming Day

04/29/2022 @ 3:30pm - 05/27/2022 @ 4:30pm
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Games
Event Details:
Each Friday in April teens and come to the library after school and enjoy some gaming of all types.   ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Take and Make for Adults

All Day 5/2 - 5/31
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Adults will be making a canning ring sun catcher. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Take and Make for Children for May

All Day 5/2 - 5/31
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Take and Make for the month will be a Candy Wing Butterfly.  Get a treat and a butterfly. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Take and Make for Teens

All Day 5/2 - 5/31
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
For the month of May teens can made cd art just by using an old cd. ...
This event is in the "Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Tyke Tales

05/03/2022 @ 3:30pm - 05/31/2022 @ 4:00pm
Idabel Public Library
Library Branch: Idabel Public Library
Age Group: Toddlers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
Come and listen to a story and be treated to crafts and other fun. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mend It!

05/04/2022 @ 5:00pm - 05/18/2022 @ 6:00pm
Coal County Public Library
Library Branch: Coal County Public Library
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Other
Event Details:
Bring items you need to mend and we will work together! ...

Beanstack FAQs

Every time you hit a reading milestone, you'll win a badge-a little digital fist bump to celebrate the quality time your brain and your books have been spending together. Sometimes those milestones will come with real, actual loot from the library-we'll let you know, so you can stop by your local library and claim your sweet reward.

At the top of the page you will see  several links.   

  •  Programs: shows current and upcoming programs available for the Reader (based on age).
  • Badges: shows badges when you have completed achievements in a program.
  • Recommendations: shows events, book lists, and Extra Credits available for the programs.
  • Reviews:  shows the reviews that you and other readers from our library have written.
  • Wish List: shows books the Reader would like to read which are added from book lists.
  • 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’s accounts.
  • Personalize: Edit information, email  notifications, or deactivate a reader’s account.

At the top of each Reader’s account, there is a green “Add to the Log” button. Click on the button when you are ready to log reading or activities. A window will open to allow you to log.

  • If an account has more than one Reader, the first question will ask which account you wish to log under. Choose the appropriate Reader’s account. Then choose whether you are logging reading or an activity.
  • Write the title and author of the book and decide if you want to write a review. This is the only time that you'll be able to write the review.  

Click the green “Log” button and watch for the green band at the bottom of the screen for  successful logging. You only need to hit the log button once! The logging window will remain open after you log your book/time. If you are unsure whether it logged successfully, close the window and click on "The Log" button at the top of the screen to review your logged books/times. 

Click the "Log Reading and Activities" button near the top left.

Select the profile you'd like to log for, then select "Activities."

Choose the learning track you'd like to work on. Each activity in a learning track has its own set of instructions you'll need to follow or questions to answer in order to mark that activity complete.

You can also select "Programs" from the Beanstack menu to select a program you'd like to work on and complete activities from there.

If you didn't add information such as a library card number, age, or grade level for a reader in your family when you registered with Beanstack, it's easy to go back and make changes later.

At log in, make sure the reader whose information you'd like to edit is selected in the top left corner of the screen, and click the "Edit Reader" button.

On the Preferences screen, click "Basic Information" and you'll be taken to a form where you can add, edit, or remove information for the selected reader's profile.

If there are multiple readers associated with your account, be sure to select the correct reader in the top left corner of the screen. Then click "Programs" in the site menu to find and join programs available for the selected reader.

Just click "Edit Reader" (it's right next to your name) and hit "No" under Email Notifications.

Tap that little "gear" button in the top right corner of the screen and hit "Edit Account."

This program is supported in whole or in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services & Technology Act, administered by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.