Bethalto Public Library

Beanstack Resources

Ages 0-12

Join in any month. Skip months and come back to join a later month. Each month has different prompts. Read one to five books. Each book is one entry into a monthly prize drawing for a $15 gift card. We have drawn up lists of possible books available at our library and through the SHARE system for the  prompts, but you do not have to read from the lists.

Choose from a:

  • $15.00 Dairy Queen
  • $15.00 Roma's Pizza
  • $15.00 El Mezcal
  • $15.00 McDonald's
  • $15.00 QT

Click here to join the challenge.

January Reading Prompts

February Reading Prompts

March Reading Prompts

  • Book with 22 or more letters in the title
  • Book #1 in a series that is new to you
  • Book you meant to read last year
  • Book with dragons
  • Book with a white spine
  • By an author you love
  • Book from the new shelf
  • Two word title
  • A fairy tale retold
  • Book with snow in it
  • Book ends on an odd page number
  • Book everyone is talking about
  • Book with a number in the title
  • Book about siblings
  • Book about a hero (superhero)

April Reading Prompts

May Reading Prompts

June Reading Prompts

  • Book with a cover you don't like
  • Book featuring a library or bookstore
  • Book that won an award
  • Book by a local/Illinois author
  • Book with a silly title
  • Book with a house on the cover
  • Book set in the future
  • By an author you have never read before
  • Book with a flower on the cover
  • A graphic novel
  • Book you listen to (wonderbook/audiobook)
  • Book with water on the cover
  • Book that includes a map
  • Book about time travel
  • Book with family in the title

July Reading Prompts

August Reading Prompts

September Reading Prompts

  • Book about summer
  • Book about a vacation
  • Book with an animal on the cover
  • Book with dinosaurs in it
  • Book about food
  • Recommended by a librarian
  • Set in a school
  • Book more than 10 years old
  • Book with trees on the cover
  • Book about friendship
  • Book recommended by a friend
  • Book about history
  • A classic you've avoided
  • A character has a pet cat, dog, etc.
  • Title starts with the same letter as your first name

October Reading Prompts

November Reading Prompts

December Reading Prompts

  • Book with a mystery
  • Book read in CloudLibrary app
  • Book with magic in it
  • Book with two or more people on the cover
  • Reread a favorite
  • Title starts with the letter "W"
  • Book about kindness
  • Book a family member loves
  • A nonfiction book
  • A Holiday book
  • Book with a red cover
  • Book about winter
  • Book set at the beach
  • Book with a punny title
  • A true story

Ages 13-Adult

Join in any month. Skip months and come back to join a later month. Each month has different prompts. Read one to five books. Each book is one entry into a monthly prize drawing for a $25 gift card. We have drawn up lists of possible books available at our library and through the SHARE system for the  prompts, but you do not have to read from the lists.

Choose from a:

  • $25.00 Starbucks Gift Card
  • $25.00 Roma's Pizza
  • $25.00 El Mezcal
  • $25.00 Laux Brick House
  • $25.00 QT

Click here to join the challenge.

January Reading Prompts

February Reading Prompts

March Reading Prompts

April Reading Prompts

May Reading Prompts

June Reading Prompts

  • Book with a house on the cover
  • Book set in the future
  • By an author you have never read before
  • Book featuring the legal profession
  • A graphic novel
  • Book you listen to (audiobook)
  • Book with water on the cover
  • Book that includes a map
  • Book about time travel
  • A thriller

July Reading Prompts

August Reading Prompts

September Reading Prompts

  • Book from the bottom of your "To Read" list
  • Book about a period of history in America
  • Book with an animal on the cover
  • Book with multiple character points of view
  • Book about food
  • Recommended by a librarian
  • Book with a character writing stories/memories
  • A biography
  • Set in a school
  • Book more than 10 years old
  • Book recommended by a friend
  • Takes place during World War II
  • A classic you've avoided
  • A character has a pet cat, dog, etc.
  • Title starts with the same letter as your first name

October Reading Prompts

November Reading Prompts

December Reading Prompts

  • A cozy mystery
  • From the Bethalto Public Library's past book club picks list
  • Book with magic in it
  • Book with two or more people on the cover
  • Reread a childhood favorite
  • Title starts with the letter "W"
  • Book with family drama
  • Under 300 pages
  • Book a family member loves
  • A nonfiction bestseller
  • Book with a red cover
  • Reread a favorite
  • Book with a protagonist older than 50
  • Book set at the beach
  • Book with a punny title