Imagine Your Story at the Menomonee Falls Public Library

June 15 – August 8, 2020

We’re reimagining this year’s Summer Library Program in a big way.

Like so many things this year, our Summer Library Program is going to look a little different. But we’ve got a great summer planned and are excited to share it with you!

We’ll be using Beanstack to run our Summer Library Program. Beanstack is an online platform that allows you to log your minutes read and activities completed for the chance to earn incentives like badges and tickets for prize drawings.

Visit MenomoneeFallsLibrary.Beanstack.org or download the Beanstack Tracker app to your mobile device to get started! Check out our Beanstack User’s Guide so you can be ready to go when our site opens on June 15.

Questions? Call 262-532-8920 or email mfpl@menomonee-falls.org.

Reading Challenge

Children ages 0 – 11 are invited to log their reading and complete fun activities through our online platform Beanstack.

We’re challenging you to read 100 minutes a week (that’s 20 minutes of reading a day for five days). Read for 800 minutes to complete our challenge!

  • For each week you log 100 minutes, you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for $5 gift cards to local Menomonee Falls businesses.
  • Every reading and activity badge you unlock will earn you tickets that you can enter in our prize drawings.Any form of reading counts towards your minutes! Read books, audiobooks, graphic novels, comics, magazines, and more!
  • Not yet an independent reader? Listening and reading with others counts, too!
  • Want more of a challenge? Read beyond 800 minutes for additional badges and drawing entries.

We’ve developed a reading tracker that you can use in between logging your reading sessions on Beanstack.

Create your account at MenomoneeFallsLibrary.beanstack.org starting June 15!

Programs & Activities

Our staff has been working hard to put together some fun activities and challenges for you to complete at home and around our community this summer.

Book Walks

The next time you stop by the Library to pick up your holds, take some time to walk along the sidewalk next to the Children’s Department. We’ll have some different stories posted in the windows for you to read!

  • June 15 – June 30: The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza by Philemon Sturges
  • July 2 – July 16: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
  • July 20 – August 8: TBD (Check back soon!)

Community Scavenger Hunt

We’re partnering with some downtown Menomonee Falls businesses to create a fun scavenger hunt. Download the Scavenger Hunt BINGO sheet and see if you can locate all the fairy-tale images in store windows. The scavenger hunt starts on July 1!

Take ‘n Make Activity Kits

Themed activity kits will be available by the Library’s front door every Monday at 10 AM on a first-come, first-served basis. Inside each kit you’ll find a selection of crafts, activities, games, and reading suggestions. Please take one kit per child.

Virtual Programs

Visit our program calendar for information on some special events, including virtual performances and storytimes! Registration is required for some events.

Weekly Challenges

We’ll be sharing a new challenge every Tuesday afternoon on our Facebook page. Challenges will include LEGO builds, word games, STEM activities, and scavenger hunts to complete. Post a photo of your completed challenge each week to enter for a chance to win a small prize!

Special Service

Librarian’s Choice Bundles

Caregivers, are you not sure what your child should read next and not able or ready to browse our shelves? This summer we’re introducing a new service! Answer a few questions about your child and their reading preferences, and our librarians will put together a selection of suitable books.