Summer of Discovery for Kids

Discovery Kids


Now online!  Download the "Beanstack" mobile app to your smartphone or device.  Search for "Indianola."  

Using Beanstack, you can track your reading this summer.  Win spins on our super-cool prize wheel for reading AND for doing activities throughout the summer!

Complete the reading challenge and win a fantastical ceramic bank that you can decorate yourself.  There are six designs to choose from.

DIY Ceramic Bank

Paper Reading 

Logs Available too

Not interested in doing the summer challenge online this year?  You can download and print the reading log instead. 

[Participants may choose either the online or paper reading log, but not both.]

SLP2020 Kid reading log

Discovery Quest for Kids

Weekly challenges for kids who have finished kindergarten through 5th grades. Complete 8 activities each month in June and July to earn extra spins on our prize wheel!

Lego Challenges

June 3: Mythology

Build something that might be found in a story from mythology. Maybe Thor’s lightning bolt, or a Pegasus pulling a chariot?

July 1: Storybook Castles

Build something that might be found in a castle...or maybe even build a castle!

Virtual Escape Rooms

June 10: Pirate Escape!

Can you find the pirate treasure? Be careful. There are monsters and storms AND the pirates themselves to watch out for! Pirate Escape!

July 8: [Coming soon]

[coming soon]

Storytelling Challenges

June 17: Paint-chip Story

Tell a story using the words from a paint-color swatch. Use one of ours at [link coming] or choose your own.

July 15: Puppet Theatre

Tell a story using puppets. You can make your own puppets, or even use stuffies or dolls!

Scavenger Hunts

June 24: Fairy Tales & Fables

Find items that fit the hints for these fairy tales or fables. Find the list at Fairy Tales & Fables Scavenger Hunt

July 22: Books & Characters

Find items that fit the hints for these books and characters. Find the list at Books & Characters Scavenger Hunt

Virtual Programs for all ages


Craft videos post every Monday on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.  There’s a new craft each week!


Join Janis for virtual storytimes on Tuesdays and Thursdays on Facebook.  Join the IPL Storytime Group on our Facebook page to access the videos.