Imagine Your Story

Summer Reading Starts June 1!

This year’s Summer Reading Program, Imagine Your Story!, begins on June 1 and runs through August 15. But it’s Summer Reading, Re-Imagined...as we transition to a new online program. Our traditional summer reading program, which relied on paper logs, regular visits to the library, and attendance at library programs, was impacted by the ongoing disruption due to COVID-19, and we needed to offer something that could work from a distance... Powered by Beanstack, our new program hosting software, there are 7 Summer Reading Challenges for all ages. It’s easy! Just read and complete activities to earn badges. Each challenge (except Red Stick @Home) has both a reading/logging component and an activity component. The rules, requirements, badges, and incentives vary based on the age group.

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There are three fun-filled programs for children based on their ages and reading levels. Dragon Cubs, for ages 0 to 5, requires at least 10 books read to earn completion incentives. There are 24 age appropriate activity badges and weekly drawing entries earned for every 5 books read (maximum of 5 entries). Heroes in Training, for ages 5 to 8, requires at least 15 sessions of 20 minutes of reading, equivalent to 5 hours of reading minimum, to earn completion incentives. There are 60 age appropriate activity badges and weekly drawing entries earned for every 5 reading badges (maximum of 5 entries). Storybook Adventurers, for ages 8 to 11, requires at least 18 sessions of 30 minutes of reading, equivalent to 9 hours of reading minimum, to earn completion incentives. There are 60 age appropriate activity badges and weekly drawing entries earned for every 6 reading badges (maximum of 5 entries). Completion packets will include a choice of 2 free book bags, a free book, and coupons from area vendors, while supplies last.

For more information, call 231-3760.

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For our Teen Challenge, designed for ages 11 to 18, completion requires at least 21 sessions of 30 minutes of reading, equivalent to 10 ½ hours of reading minimum. There are 7 activity badges broken down into 6 quests reminiscent of our previous bingo activity and a final quest which can only be obtained by completing your 6 previous quests. The final quest earns a bonus entry into the weekly drawings. Weekly drawing entries are earned for every 7 reading badges as well as for every completed activity badge, keep reading to earn all 22 entries! Teen completion packets will include a free backpack with a surprise inside.

For more information, call 231-3770.

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Adults, we would never leave you out! Our Adult Challenge, for ages 18 and up, still requires reading a minimum of 3 books to earn completion, but you can also keep reading and logging as in the past “paper” years. There are 24 activity badges designed to have you explore our website, databases, and your own personal account online. Adults will receive a canvas tote for their completion incentive.

For more information, call 231-3740.

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