This year we're using Beanstack to track reading!
Each family should set up one account through Beanstack. You can then add as many readers as you want, and each reader will have their own goals, challenges, and prizes. There are challenges designed for babies, toddlers, kids, teens, and grownups so EVERYONE can participate!
Toddler Songs and Stories on Zoom
Mondays 11am (Recommended for ages 18mos - 3 years)
Zoom Meeting ID: 151 600 409
PreK and Up Storytime on Zoom
Tuesdays 11am - Each week will focus on Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from different parts of the world. (Recommended for ages 4- 10)
Zoom Meeting ID: 350 870 561
Follow-Along Crafts on Zoom
Thursdays 11am - Pick up a craft kit at the library Monday-Wednesday, then join us Thursday mornings for a live craft-along on Zoom! Ms. Heather will walk you through all the steps to turn your kit into a fun craft. If you can’t join us live, instructional videos will be posted later in the day. (Recommended for kids entering Grades 1-6)
Zoom Meeting ID: 860 8357 0992
Pick up a kit at the library with materials and a challenge card Monday-Wednesday, then use the provided materials to fulfill the challenge. Send your results to email@example.com, and we’ll post about them every Thursday! (Recommended for kids entering Grades 1-6)
Wednesdays 7pm - Kids going into grades 7-12 are invited to play a short one-shot DnD game over Discord. You don’t need to have any experience or attend any week. Just bring yourself and a willingness to learn! (Registration required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: DnD Registration.)
Wednesdays - Ms. Heather will post a video of a spooky story told by the campfire. (Parental discretion advised. Rated around PG or PG-13.)
Digital Art Workshop with Hongbing Tang
August 25, 2pm-3:30pm
Ever seen panda, bamboo, waterlily or an old temple painted or drawn digitally and wonder how to do that? This is a fun art workshop for students who want to explore the fundamentals of digital drawing and painting. Ms. Hongbing Tang, an award-winning artist, and college faculty member will guide students through step-by-step instructions on how to draw and paint an oriental theme art digitally. Students will learn to use Adobe Sketch - a free app to create digital art on iPad or iPhone.
My child doesn't read yet, can she still participate?
Yes! Listening to books that are read aloud absolutely counts as reading time, and no one is too young to participate. We even have special prizes for our youngest participants.
I'm a teen or adult. Am I too old for this?
You're never too old! We have a Book Challenge for adults, and special events planned specifically for teens! Teens are also eligible for prizes if they log their reading through Beanstack.
I missed pre-registration! What do I do?
Not a big deal at all. You can sign up anytime on Beanstack, and we built in a catch-up week at the end so everyone has time to finish!
I'm already signed up for a summer reading program somewhere else. Can I do this too?
Please do! The more the merrier!
Do you have anything to do besides reading logs?
Yes! We have Weekend Challenges built into our Beanstack logging system, a whole bunch of weekly events, and some special programs that we'll be announcing shortly.
Is the library open yet? How can we read if we can't get books?
The library is not open to the public yet, BUT we're offering curbside pickup for all your book/CD/DVD needs! There are multiple ways to request books: place holds for specific titles through the catalog, request picture books by topic, or request big kid/teen books by topic. When your books are ready, we'll call you to schedule a pickup time!
How do we pick up our prizes?
Prizes will be in the library lobby in bags labeled with the prize winner's name. I'll be bagging up prizes in the morning Monday-Thursday, so please wait until the business day after winning your prize to pick it up. (For example, if you earn your prize on Thursday, you'll be able to pick it up on Monday afternoon.)