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Books & Blooms Adult Summer Reading Club now open

BWG Library offers badges, prizes and more!
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‘Books & Blooms’ is the theme for the 2021 BWG Library's Adult Summer Reading Club.

To spread hope across Canada and throughout the community, the Town of BWG’s Healthy Communities Advisory Committee is encouraging residents to plant a Hope Garden featuring the colour yellow, including yellow flowers, shrubs and/or fruits and vegetables!  This year's Books & Blooms Summer Reading Challenge is joining in the excitement by offering badges and activities featuring the flowers you can grow and find right here in BWG.

Join Books & Blooms to track your summer reading, review books, participate in activities and earn badges, as well as have the chance to win prizes, through the free Beanstack platform.  You can sign up for Beanstack at or download the mobile app on your iPhone or Android device. You can also participate off-line by picking up our Books & Blooms kit free at the Library.

If you sign up early for Books &Blooms you are eligible for a free plant and seed packet.  Drop by the Library’s curbside service to pick up your plant and Black Eyed Susan seeds (BWG’s official flower) before June 30.  Quantities are limited, first come first served, and only one plant per family.

With Beanstack, you can do more than just track your reading.  Earn badges for tracking reading and hitting milestones, whether in books read or minutes spent reading.  You also can earn badges by submitting book reviews and achieving other goals, meant to inspire hope and growth.  Complete five Books & Blooms badges or challenges to have your name entered into a draw for cool prizes, including gift certificates at local businesses.

Summer reading programs are for readers of all ages. The entire family can sign up, track their reading and join other challenges on Beanstack. In fact, Beanstack will allow you to track your reading year-round and join the BWG Library in various reading challenges throughout the year. Visit for more details and start earning your badges!