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COMING SOON!  Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Summer Reading will soon be here.  It's starts June 1st and runs to July 13th.  

Our Kick-Off party will by Saturday, June 8th at Altherr Park from 2-4 pm.  

Kids 0-5 years old will join the R2M aka Read to Me Challenge.

Kids 6-11 years old will joing the Kids Challenge.

Both Kid & R2M groups need to read 6 books, do the Library, Pop Club and Altherr/Bluestem challenge to recieve an epic completion prize.  

They can continue to read, leave reviews and more activities to earn more tickets for chances at the grand prizes.

Join us in reading the 2024 Well-Read book club list of titles. We meet the first Friday of each month for a lively discussion in-person. Copies of the monthly selection will be available for check-out at the circulation desk. Pick-up a brochure containing the book selection for each month.

2024 Reading Selection

  • March - Untold Power by Rebecca Roberts
  • April - Code Name Edelweiss by Stephanie Landsem
  • May - Yellowface by R.F. Kuang
  • June - The Guncle by Steven Rowley
  • July - Heaven and Earth Grocery Store by James McBride
  • August - A Fever in the Heartland by Timothy Egan
  • September - Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
  • October - The London Seance Society by Sarah Penner
  • November - Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

To complete the challenge, you must read all titles for each month

Please add reviews for each title for the Adult Services Assistant to share with the book club members. It will also help us in preparing a reading list for 2024. Consider joining our Well-Read Group on Goodreads to share reviews, join discussions, and connect with other readers. Follow the link

We have a variety of ongoing challenges for kids from newborn through graduation.  

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Monticello-Union Township Public Library is pleased to present 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, an early literacy reading book club at the library. This program encourages parents/adults to read to children from birth to age 5. Studies have shown that if you read 1,000 books to a child before school, it will mentally prepare them for school. FUN FACT! You don't have to read 1,000 different books in fact the studies show that it is the interaction between you, them and the books that makes the difference. So count that favorite bedtime book with a ditto!

For every 100 books read, kids will recieve a small prize and a keychain charm. If interested, please stop by the children's department to get a reading log or use the Beanstack app to join. Then check out some books and start working your way to 1,000!

1000 Books Before Third Grade -

This challenge is for the Pre-K kids through 2nd grade.   

Prizes for every 100 books the kids read.  

500 Books Before Middle School -

This challenge is for 3rd grade through 5th grade.

Prizes for every 100 books.

400 Books Before High School -

6th grade to 8th grades can keep reading with prizes for each 100 books.  

100 Before Graduation -

Keep a great reading habit going by reading towards graduation. 

Prizes for each 10 books.  

If you are new to Beanstack or just want to learn more, visit the Beanstack Help Page and learn how to access the new app.

The MUTPL Beanstack Team

Read 10 Books & Leave 10 Reviews

Look to keep the kids reading by doing one of our on going challenges.  Winter Reading Challenge will be announced soon!  

Coming 2024 - new reading challenge for upper elementary kids!