Kids ages 0-11 are invited to join the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge! The program begins May 15th and ends August 8th. Children ages 0-5 can join our first ever fully online Early Literacy Challenge, while kids ages 6-11 can join the R2 Club. Here's how it works:
To join the 2020 Early Literacy Challenge (ages 0-5):
- Parents or caregivers of children ages 0-5 can sign their child up by clicking here. You can register at home, or at the library once the branches reopen. Children receive a special brag tag and necklace for signing-up.
- Read to your little one for 12 hours over the summer and log your progress by signing into your ReadSquared account. Any reading time counts, whether it is with parents, grandparents, babysitters, older siblings, or other caregivers!
- All children who log 12 hours of reading earn a paperback book that they can keep!
- Earn one point for every minute your read together, and earn extra points by completing fun virtual missions. Every 50 points earned is an entry into a grand prize drawing for special prizes, like puzzles, dress-up kits, and other early literacy toys!
To join the 2020 R2 Club Summer Reading Challenge (ages 6-11):
- Kids age 6-11 sign up by clicking here. Kids do need adult permission to sign-up for the online summer reading challenge. You can sign-up at home or by visiting the library once it reopens. Receive a special brag tag and necklace for signing up!
- Read for 12 hours over the summer. Read whatever you want! Fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and comics all count toward your 12-hour reading goal. Being read to and listening to audiobooks also count! We have recommended reading lists to go along with the "Imagine Your Story" theme, but these are optional recommendations.https://stpl.bibliocommons.com/events/search/index
- Log your time reading by logging into your ReadSquared Account. Everyone who completes their 12 hours of reading earns a paperback book to keep!
- Earn one point for every minute you read. Earn additional points for completing virtual missions. You can also complete special missions to earn beads to add to your brag tag and necklace!
- Every 50 points earned is an entry into a grand prize drawing for extra prizes, including a Kindle Fire!
Don't forget to join us for some awesome virtual events including storytimes, virtual performances, hands-on workshops for kids, and more! Due to social distancing guidelines, we will be offering all of our programs through the Zoom platform. Be sure to check out our events calendar for a full listing of events. Programs are all free, but registration is required!