The 2023 Summer Library Challenge is made possible by the support of the Friends of Hedberg Public Library.
Thank you!

9 a.m.-5 p.m.  
9 a.m.- 8 p.m.  

Uptown Janesville
2500 Milton Ave.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.



Get groovy with us all summer long!
Babies, kids, teens and adults can read and complete fun activities to earn prizes and a free book. Our online program, Beanstack, makes it easy to keep track of your reading and activities.

REGISTER June 12 - August 4
Register or sign in online with the buttons below or stop at the library.


You can also download the Beanstack App for iOS or Android. Create a Beanstack account, then register for the Summer Library Challenge. You'll receive a welcome email from HPL at hello@beanstack.org with a link to the online program.

If you created a Beanstack account last summer, you will use the same username and password. Need help? Visit the library's website or ask staff for assistance.

Once you have created your Beanstack account, registered for the Summer Library Challenge and logged in, you can begin!

Need help? Check out these instructional guides!

Summer FAQs
Getting Started Online
Getting Started with the Beanstack App
Recover Username and Reset Password Instructions

You can also visit the library and ask for assistance at any public service desk or call the library at 608-758-6600.


  • PICK UP A LANYARD AND BUTTON OR STICKER at the library's Summer Desk. Lanyards, buttons and stickers are also available at the HPL Express at Uptown Janesville.

  • COMPLETE BADGES  by reading, attending a library program, or completing other fun activities.

    Kids: Complete at least one badge each week, and stop in the Children's Room and play HPL-INKO to get a prize. Every badge you complete enters you into three special prize drawings held throughout the summer. Prizes available while supplies last.
    Teens & Adults:Each badge completed automatically enters you into a weekly prize drawing. All prize drawing winners will be notified via email.

  • PICK UP a new button or sticker on July 3 and July 31. Visit the library’s Summer Desk or HPL Express at Uptown Janesville.

  • EARN a free book at the end of the Summer Library Challenge. Books for all ages will be available to pick up at the library's Summer Desk from August 1-19.

Peace, love, & reading! Grab a circle for each badge you have completed. Use your creativity to draw your favorite flower on each circle.

Return your completed sheet(s) to the box at the Summer Desk. Check back regularly to see the progress we’re all making together.


This project was brought to you by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant LS-00-19-0050-19.

The information gathered is for statistical purposes for use by the Hedberg Public Library
2023 Summer Library Challenge. Information gathered will not be sold or transferred to another party.

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