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100 Books Before College

An ongoing reading challenge for tweens and teens.

  • AGES 10 TO 19 – promotes lifelong learning!
  • LOG BOOKS – books you read can be entered on Beanstack! Just be sure the books are age appropriate – think chapter books or graphic novels, not picture books. If you are participating in more than one challenge, you can “count” your reading for both! For example, if you read a chapter book in four hours, you could log those minutes for the “Master of Minutes” challenge AND log one book towards your “100 Books Before College” reading log.
  • ON YOUR SCHEDULE – some may finish in a year or two, others may take several years. Either way is okay! There is no deadline as long as you finish before you turn 19!
  • GREAT PRIZES – earn prizes every 25 books you read! Peek at the photo above for a preview of the prizes, including: a giant chocolate bar, Kwik Trip meal coupon, Earbud Headphones, and a Barnes & Noble Gift Card.

Get Started with 100 Books Before College in the Beanstack App or on a desktop computer: 

  • Navigate to https://wrlsweb.beanstack.com/reader365 and create an account.
  • AND/OR download the Beanstack App (available for both iOS and Android), then search for “Bekkum.” Follow the prompts to create an account.

 

CURRENT OPEN HOURS

Mondays – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesdays – 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesdays – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursdays – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fridays – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturdays – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sundays – Closed

CONTACT US

Phone: (608) 634-4419
Email: westbycircdesk@wrlsweb.org

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Research Links for Teens

BadgerLink

BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/sites/bl/files/imce/documents/educator_librarian_guide_accessing_badgerlink_at_school_and_home_v1.pdf

Click here for a list of Online Research Tools for High School Students

BadgerLink Reseach Guide

Step-by-step guide to learn about the research process. Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator.
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Includes checklists for each step in the research process and an educator section with curriculum ideas and information on Wisconsin Standards

BadgerLink

BadgerLink is Wisconsin’s online library. Here you can find everything from videos to newspapers, author interviews, encyclopedias, and more!

Click here for instructions on how to access BadgerLink at home: https://badgerlink.dpi.wi.gov/sites/bl/files/imce/documents/educator_librarian_guide_accessing_badgerlink_at_school_and_home_v1.pdf

Click here for a list of Online Research Tools for High School Students

BadgerLink Reseach Guide

Step-by-step guide to learn about the research process. Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator.
  • Created by BadgerLink staff
  • Includes checklists for each step in the research process and an educator section with curriculum ideas and information on Wisconsin Standards

College Admissions Test Preparation

Prepare for important exams like the ACT, SAT, AP Tests, and more.

 

Novelist

Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more.

Explora for Middle and High School

Encyclopedia entries, videos, images, dictionary entries, and more. Search interface for EBSCO’s middle and high school resources.