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Mount Prospect Public Library

Winter Reading

Reading Is Sweet


Welcome to Winter Reading!

Reading Is Sweet for all ages when you read and listen to books this winter. Track your reading progress and earn rewards! Sponsored in part with generous support of the Friends of the Library.


Get your Winter Reading Log


How to register for Winter Reading Online:

Adults and Teens (Grade 6 and up): January 1 – February 28 

Sign up online at mppl.beanstack.org or pick up a reading log at the Main Library or South Branch.

Adultos y Adolescentes: 1 de Enero al 28 de Febrero

Regístrese en línea en mppl.beanstack.org o recoja un registro de lectura en la biblioteca principal o en la Extensión del Sur.


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What is Beanstack?

Beanstack is software that brings Winter Reading to you wherever you are online! You can track your reading, earn digital badges, and chances to earn prizes.


How do I win fabulous prizes?

Nothing is sweeter than getting prizes for reading! 

Adult and Teen

Earn rewards after reading 1 book, 5 books, 10 books, and 15 books! 

Upstairs at the Fiction/AV/Teen desk or at the South Branch prizes include: 

  • Hot chocolate/bookmarks after 1 book read, 10 books read, and 15 books read.  
  • Read 5 books and earn a cool winter mug prize. 

All prizes are available while supplies last. 


Have questions? Don’t hesitate to ask.

Questions about Beanstack or Winter Reading? Email the library at readers@mppl.org or call 847-253-5675 and ask to speak to Youth Services (babies-grade 5 readers) or Fiction/AV/Teen Services (grade 6-adult readers). Happy reading!  

Questions about South Branch Winter Reading? Call us at 847-590-4090. Para preguntas en español, llámenos al 847-590-4090.