2021 Summer Reading Program
“Tails and Tales” at the Skowhegan Free Public Library
This year’s summer reading challenge looks a little different from years past. Due to COVID-19 we will not be able to have programming at the library and we know that many of you are trying to be socially distant this summer, so we have created a summer reading program that allows for kids to participate completely from home!
The summer reading challenge will run from June 29th – August 7th. Kids will track their reading and have a take-home activity kit each of these six weeks.
READING: We are asking parents to register their children on our online summer reading platform called Beanstack. You make your child’s profile and then each week you have the ability to track their reading (please sign up for the "Imagine Your Story: Reading Logs" challenge in order to participate in this portion of the summer reading program). We are encouraging participants to read 20 minutes a day, five days a week. So each week if your child reads 100 minutes, they will earn a badge. Earn all six badges and your child will get to come in to the library to pick a prize from the summer reading prize box.
STORYTIME TAKE-HOME KITS: Every Monday of the six weeks, we will be putting out a new storytime take-home activity kit. These kits will be everything your child needs to complete an activity that goes along with that Wednesday’s virtual storytime. If your child participates in this activity they will be able to mark it off on the Beastack app (which can be accessed after joining the "Imagine Your Story: Activities" challenge there), earning them an activity badge for the week. Earn all six badges and your child will get to come in to the library to pick up a Bookie Cookie certificate for a free cookie at the Bankery (which can also be mailed).
We also hope that you will encourage your child to watch our weekly storytime which will be posted on our Facebook page and our website. The story will be shared every Wednesday at 10:15.
If you have any questions or need help setting your child up with a Beanstack profile, please call us at (207) 474-9072