Between the Lines September 2023

Welcome to Between the Lines! Each month you will discover new themes and adventures as you complete reading challenges and beyond the book activities for grades K to 8. Track your reading for each challenge using the Beanstack App. Complete all 4 reading challenges for the month and you’ll have the chance to win a prize! Each month you can also submit your reading log for the chance to  recommend your favourite book to other library customers with our cool Between the Lines bookmark!

Post your Between the Lines reading and adventure challenges on social media with the hashtag #MPLBTL to help other library users join in the fun.

Let the reading adventure start now!



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How to Participate in Between the Lines

1. Download the Beanstack app (and search for Markham Public Library) or visit, opens a new window

2. Register for all readers in your family

3. Complete the Challenges and track progress



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Reading Lists

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