Virtual Summer Reading Program 2020
All programming and logging will be virtual this year. Pick up your starter kit and craft bag from the library. (Pull into the library parking lot, give us a call to let us know you're here to pick up your bags, and a librarian will bring the items to your car.) Instead of paper reading logs, we will be using ReadSquared. With ReadSquared you can log your reading, earn badges, be entered into prize drawings, access virtual programming, connect with friends, review books, play mini-games, and more. Each level Badge earned will receive a small prize and an entry into prize drawings.
Ways to Participate
You can choose how to log (minutes, pages, books, etc.) and can change it each time you log your reading. You may log your pages or minutes as you go and then once you’ve finished a book, you can enter it as well for a completion bonus! The theme of SRP this year is “Imagine Your Story” with an emphasis on myths, legends, fantasy, and fairy tales. To track community reading, as Level Badges are earned we will create a gallery of storybook characters in our East Windows. Be sure to log your reading and watch our gallery grow.
We have lots of different types of missions that can be completed to earn mission badges and points towards prizes! Most can be completed away from screens and then take just a few minutes to log in Readsquared. Many are logged by checking a few quick boxes or entering a single code.
1. Scavenger Hunts
Each of these themed missions will send you on a hunt for simple objects around your home, yard, neighborhood, or town. Find just 10 of the 20-30 items on each scavenger hunt to complete!
Indoor Scavenger Hunt for Objects
People Scavenger Hunt
Nature Scavenger Hunt
Around Town Scavenger Hunt
2. Arts & Crafts Badge and Science Badge
Each of these missions has a list of activities with links to instructions for a craft or science activity you can do at home. Each mission can be finished by completing only 3 activities!
3. Fitness Challenges
Get out and get moving to complete our fitness challenges!
4. Escape Room
Opens June 6. Can you find your way out? Recommended for ages 8 and up.
5. Virtual Book Club
We will have two exciting book clubs—one for teens and one for adults! Book Clubs will meet through an online platform.
June Book Club will discuss Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo.
Quaranteen Book Club will discuss The Safest Lies by Megan Miranda
6. Virtual Programs
Storytime with Mrs. Katie (Tuesdays at 10 AM)
James Wand Spy Magic (Thursdays at 10:00 AM)
Storytelling with Rochelle (Thursdays at 10:00 AM)
Participants receive a special Brag Tag for every level completed, along with badges and unlocked games on ReadSquared.
All participants registered will be entered to win a mini prize every two weeks. (Mini prizes are available for all age levels, birth - adult). Every completed level earns an additional entry.
The first 32 participants to complete all levels will win a special prize. (Children and teen/adult prizes vary while supplies last).
All participants are registered to win grand prizes! Winners will be announced on August 3rd at the end of the program. Every completed level earns an additional entry.
Some of our prizes are pictured below.