Summer Reading 2024: Adventure begins at your Library!

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Summer Reading 2024: Adventure begins at your Library!

Embark on an exciting adventure this summer as we invite you to join us for Summer Reading at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library. 

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer of literary landscapes or just dipping your toes into the vast ocean of stories, there’s something for everyone!  

Check out the details, sign up today and let the adventure begin! 



Summer Reading starts on Sat., June 1 and continues through Wed., July 31, but registration is already open! 



The registration for Summer Reading is open, and you should register any time before July 31 to record your reading time and apply it toward the Summer Reading Program. 

You can register through this link or download the Beanstack app on your phone to track your reading. 



We measure how much you read by minutes or hours read. You may begin recording your reading time on June 1. The last day to record your reading time is July 31.  

To complete the program, and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing, you must complete 15 hours of reading.  

It’s easy to get there! If you read 15 minutes a day for 60 days, you will have read 900 minutes, or 15 hours. 

Why is it important to track your reading? Because books read means prizes! 

 Here is a printable reading log to track your progress, but please remember that to qualify for prizes, you need to submit your reading time through Beanstack.



The more you read, the more prizes you receive.  

Record your reading time on Beanstack and when you hit a reading level, you will get a badge that says you earned a reward.  

Prize levels are for 1, 5, 10, and 15 hours of reading. 

Visit our Prize Market and show us your reward badge!  


There is a Prize Market at each branch.  

The Zionsville Branch Prize Market is on the 2nd Floor, near the Teen and Adult reference desk.  

The Whitestown Branch Prize Market is near the Public Services desk when you enter the Library. 


1 Hour Prize: an adventure-themed watercolor bookmark with paint brush, a pair of color-changing sunglasses, or a popper wristlet. While supplies last. 

5, 10, and 15 hours: Come to our Prize Market and choose one item from our Prize Menu from these different categories: 

  • Brag Tags 
  • Books 
  • Food coupons and snacks 
  • Grab bags 
  • Small gadgets and gizmos – for example, a sticker or a small art kit 


Participants will earn virtual tickets for each hour you read and log – up to 50 hours/tickets. Enter virtual tickets into prize drawings on Beanstack through July 31. Winners will be notified after July 31.


All readers who read and record 15 hours of reading on Beanstack will be entered into the chance to win a Grand Prize! We have several Grand Prize Options this year. This means that there will be 3 Grand Prize winners! 

  • An eBike – donated by eBoom Electric Bikes
  • A kayak  – donated by a local resident who wishes to remain anonymous
  • A Coleman Evanston Screened Tent for 8 people – donated by the Zionsville Rotary Club 
  • A child’s bike – provided by the Friends of the Library



Yes, we have special Summer Reading events going on and registrations are already open! Grab a spot before it fills up. 

⛺ Saturday, June 8 @ 10 AM – Noon 

Whitestown Branch 

KICK OFF PARTY – Celebrate Summer Reading at HMMPL: Jim Gill’s Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs 


⛺ Tuesday, June 11 @ 2 – 3 PM 

Whitestown Branch 

Daniel Lusk’s FunTime Magic Show 


⛺ Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30 – 7:30 PM 

Whitestown Branch 

Celestine Bloomfield Fireside Storytelling 


⛺ Monday, June 17 @ 6 – 6:45 PM 

Zionsville Branch 

Celebration with Local Author Rob Harrell, presented by the Karen Beard Memorial Fund 


⛺ Thursday, June 20, @ 3:30 – 4:15 PM 

Zionsville Branch 

Steven’s Puppets Presents…The Beauty and the Beast 

July programs coming up soon…


Our gratitude goes to the Friends of the Library for your incredible support and generous funding of our Summer Reading program. Their contributions have made it possible for us to inspire a love of reading in our community, providing enriching experiences for readers of all ages. Thanks to their dedication, we can continue to offer a diverse range of activities and resources that encourage lifelong learning and engagement. Thank you, Friends!