June 1st - July 31st, 2023
Summer Reading Challenge Reading Rewards Program
Do you have a child aged from birth to 11 or a teen aged from 12 to 18 (and still in school)?
Are you a youth or a teen yourself?
Did you join our Summer Reading Challenge through Beanstack and can't wait to earn prizes?
You’re in the right place!
The Reading Rewards Program works in exactly the same way for all youth aged from birth to 18 years. It’s all about counting the minutes you spend reading. Each minute you read is worth one point and it doesn’t matter what you like to read – books, magazines, comics and audiobooks all count towards your goals. Also, reading aloud counts, so if you are a parent, teen or child reading out loud to other family members it counts for all family members listening, reading and participating in any of the Summer Reading/Library Challenges.
You can track your reading using Beanstack which will give you information about your prizes as you earn them. If you don’t have access to a computer or device that connects to the Internet or you prefer to track your reading on paper, you can use this reading log and we will help you enter the information into our Beanstack website when you visit the library.
Prizes are earned once you have read 5 hours, 10 hours, 15 hours and 20 hours. You’ll have plenty of time to work on reaching all these goals – the Reading Rewards Program lasts from June 1st until July 31st
If you keep reading, you might become a one of our Mega Readers. If you read 25 hours or more, you will earn a ticket to our Mega Reader Drawing for every 5 hours of reading done starting at 25 hours. If you can keep reading, you can keep earning tickets. You do need to get them all in by July 31st, however, as the Mega Reader Drawings will be held the week of August 1th - 5th.
There are three separate Mega Reader Drawings: one for ages 0-3 with special prizes selected for our youngest readers, one for ages 4-11, and another for teens – and each drawing will have three winners. The prize packets will be the same for each drawing, but different depending on the age group, so that kids and teens can have prizes tailored to their interests.
We have also set up activities as part of the online Reading Rewards Program that challenge you to do something different and earn points! The activity points you earn will be combined with your reading points to earn badges. Whether you plan to earn rewards through reading only, or a combination of reading and activities, get ready to imagine your way through the best summer ever!