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Summer Reading Program
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Summer Reading Program

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Reading Program will be different than past years, but still includes a reading challenge with incentives to earn a special NOLS T-shirt, chances to win awesome grand prizes, and virtual events for all ages!

The Library is also introducing a new app and online tool named Beanstack that will be used to track your summer reading progress.

Summer reading is great at any age, but is particularly important for young people. Kids who don’t read during the summer can lose up to a third of what they learned in the previous school year. Summer Reading Program activities aim to engage young people and families to help prevent the “summer slide” and build a lifelong love of reading.

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Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Reading Program will be different than past years, but still includes a reading challenge with incentives to earn a special NOLS T-shirt, chances to win awesome grand prizes, and virtual events for all ages!

The Library is also introducing a new app and online tool named Beanstack that will be used to track your summer reading progress.

Summer reading is great at any age, but is particularly important for young people. Kids who don’t read during the summer can lose up to a third of what they learned in the previous school year. Summer Reading Program activities aim to engage young people and families to help prevent the “summer slide” and build a lifelong love of reading.

Register
2020 Summer Reading Challenge T-Shirt!
Virtual Events
Other Activites
SRP Guide

How Do I Register?

All groups participating in the summer reading challenge will be registered by staff. Simply call the library at 360-417-8500 Option 2 to sign up a group today.

Take the Summer Reading Challenge

ANYONE – FROM BABIES TO GROWN-UPS – CAN PLAY! JUST READ OR BE READ TO!

  • Sign up starting June 15! Use the NOLS Beanstack registration page.
  • Set a reading goal! Decide how long you’d like to read each day. For some, 15 minutes is a challenging goal, while 3 hours might be appropriate for others– it’s up to YOU!
  • Track! Track your reading online with your Beanstack account, or contact NOLS to request a paper tracker by mail.

  • Submit! After reading (or listening) for 30 days, you’ll get an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing. You may enter up to 2 times (for 30 and 60 days of reading). Visit nols.beanstack.org or call the library to enter. All entries must be submitted by Monday, August 17.
  • Earn! Get a special Summer Reading Challenge T-shirt when you’ve read for 30 days! Log your reading via Beanstack or call the library by Monday, August 17. Staff will arrange pick-up for your T-shirt.
GRAND PRIZE DRAWINGS

Each branch will draw winning tickets for kids, teens, and adults. Each winner will have the opportunity to choose one of these awesome prizes:

A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE to a local restaurant or book store.
-OR-
A LEGO® set of your choice (up to $100 in value).

THANK YOU to the Friends of the Library for providing funding for the Summer Reading Program!

Looking For a Great Book to Read this Summer?

Reading Resources

Librarian recommended resources to browse new releases, search for reviews and get suggestions based on genre.

BookMatch

NOLS BookMatch
Using information about your reading history, Librarians will create a customized booklist with suggestions for you.

Digital Books & Media

NOLS offers a variety of services to download eBooks and audiobooks, with thousands of titles to choose from.