Tails and Tales, 2021 Summer Reading theme!
WHEN: June 7 – August 20th 2021
The Children’s 2021 Summer’s Reading Program is going online! Kids can log reading, complete fun activities, write book reviews and learn about animals around the world. And of course we reward our readers! There will be awesome prizes!
WHO: Prizes for Kids and Parents!
The Children’s summer reading program is aimed at kids entering K to 6th grade. We will have drawings for gift cards from local businesses, vouchers for ice cream, books, adorable Reading Brag Tags, and traditional reading prizes from our prize cart. We’ll also have a special drawing for adults whose children register and complete the program.
WHY: Don’t lose those hard earned skills!
Create a reading habit, make it FUN then strive for at least 20 minutes every day! It is especially important for kids to keep reading during summer so they don’t fall behind. It’s also an opportunity for kids who are a bit behind to catch up. To learn more about the importance of summer reading click here.
Be a Role Model: Parents, read while your kids read or keep reading to them – perhaps longer stories. Talk about what you read. Help them find materials they truly enjoy – picture books, readers, funny books, scary books, graphic novels, fact books, stories, sports, or biographies. Make it a fun part of a daily routine they look forward to!
HOW: Download the Beanstack App!
If this is your first time participating in one of the SPL’s reading challenges using Beanstack, here’s a LINK to step-by-step instructions on how to create a Beanstack account.
After you’ve created an account, this video will show you how to register for a reading challenge using Beanstack. This is helpful if you’ve already registered for previous reading challenges using Beanstack.
This video will show you how to log your reading using the mobile app.
FROM A COMPUTER: Use this LINK to access the SPL’s 2021 Kids Summer Reading Challenge using a computer.
IN PERSON: Stop by the library to register in person.
WHAT: Download free books from the Library!
Our digital collections provide easy access to the books kids really love! This summer enjoy an amazing selection of kid’s favorite books using the library’s free digital collections! Download fresh titles all summer using hoopla, Overdrive and Libby.