How the program works:
- In order to register for the program, you must sign up on Beanstack here. Logging your child’s books into Beanstack is not mandatory, but if you’d like to keep a digital record of your child’s reading list, this is a great tool to use.
- Upon registration, you will then be able to pick up your child’s FREE 500 by 5 starter kit which includes an activity book for tracking books read and a tote bag. Starter kits are available for pickup at any of our branches or at a Mobile Library stop. Visit our Mobile Library page to find the schedule of stops.
- Start reading with your child! Every book counts–don’t forget to count the books you read during Story Time, as well!
- Track your progress! In the 500 by 5 activity book, color a numbered circle for every book read – even if it’s a book you’re rereading. Once you’ve reached 500 books, head to any CCPL branch* to get the certificate at the back of the activity book signed or stamped by a CCPL employee and your completion reward!
Reading with young children on a daily basis is a lifetime gift for everyone. Start reading today!
The Imagination Library of Charles County
Have you signed up for the Imagination Library of Charles County yet? All Charles County kids ages 5 and under are eligible to participate in this program to receive a FREE book every month!
If your child was signed up for Imagination Library at birth, and continued to receive a book each month until their fifth birthday, your child would have 60 books to count towards their 500 by 5 total!
For more information on Imagination Library and to register, click the button below!