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Kids Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Kids Summer Reading Challenge 2017

June 21 - September 1, 2017

Click here to register for a Beanstack Summer Reading account. Already Registered? Click here to sign in!

Summer is the perfect time to read for fun!  Sign up for Mayor Setti Warren's Summer Reading Challenge!

Kids in preschool through rising 5th graders can use our online reading log to keep track of the time spent reading alone (or with parents, siblings or friends). Audiobooks and eBooks count too! 

This summer, we are working toward one community goal: 1,000,000 minutes read!  If we achieve our goal, a generous donor will give the library a prize that will be here for all of us to use and enjoy. Once you're signed up for your reading log, you will be able to vote for one of three community prizes. The prize that receives the most votes is the one that will be donated if we achieve our goal.

At the End of Summer Reading Celebration we wil let you know if we together read1,000,000 minutes, and if so, what prize received the most votes. The prize choices are:

- puppet theater

- comfy seats for the graphic section

- Ozobots

Minutes read toward our 1 million minute goal: 168,841 (updated 7/17)

Programs and Special Events

There are so many wonderful programs at the Library this summer!  Check out our events calendar so you can join in on the fun.

  • On Wednesday, June 21st at 5:30pm, joins us for the Summer Reading Kickoff at City Hall.  Find out all the details about summer reading; grab a snack; and enjoy One-Man Circus in-a-Suitcase, who gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. From Kevin O’Keefe’s suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer–an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus.


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