Summer Library Adventures

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SUMMER LIBRARY ADVENTURES: Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Registration Begins June 1

There are 3 pieces that you can take part in and you can choose to take part in 1, 2, or all 3 parts: Read, Do, and Go. All 3 parts are available for all 3 of our age groupings as well: Birth-PreK, K-Grade 5, Grade 6-Grade 12.

  1. READ: Track reading on paper (provided at the library or printable HERE) or online using Beanstack HERE.
  2. DO: Take-and-Make Crafts available on a first come/first serve basis each week to go along with our weekly summer themes.
  3. GO: List of weekly library events you can take part in as well as special performer events. You can earn extra virtual raffle tickets for attending at least 1 program per week.

Summer Library Adventures will run from June 15 through August 11.

Part 1: Read

Reading is for Everyone

Part 1: Read: We want to make sure that you are reading EVERYDAY. We ask that you read for at least 20 minutes every day and then log your reading for that day. Don’t worry you can back-date your reading log so you don’t have to enter the information daily as long as you remember what you read and when. We will be rewarding you for READING DAILY. It does not matter how many books you read as long as you are reading each and every day for at least 20 minutes.

  • Option 1:  This year we are logging our reading online using BEANSTACK-Click Here to Register or Click Here for Step-by-Step Instructions on How To Register.
  • Option 2: Don’t want to log online? You can pick up a paper logging form at the library or PRINT a copy HERE. (Please note: some of our reading challenges will only be available through BEANSTACK- read the How to Earn Raffle Tickets Below for more information on what you won’t be able to participate in if you use the printed log option).

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE REGISTRATION PRIZE:

How to earn a registration prize:

You will earn prizes for registering for our reading challenge:

  1. Birth-PreK:
    1. Lanyard for Badges (pins) you will earn during the reading challenge.
    2. Registration Badge (pin) for lanyard
    3. Plastic Drawstring Backpack
    4.  Bookmark
    5. Pencil
  2. Grades K-5:
    1. Lanyard for Badges (pins) you will earn during the reading challenge.
    2. Registration Badge (pin) for lanyard
    3. Plastic Drawstring Backpack
    4.  Bookmark
    5. Pencil
  3. Grades 6-12:
    1. Lanyard for Badges (pins) you will earn during the reading challenge.
    2. Registration Badge (pin) for lanyard
    3. Reusable Cotton Book Bag
    4.  Bookmark
    5. Pencil

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE LEVELED PRIZES:

How to earn leveled (milestone) prizes:

You will earn leveled prizes at each 10 days of reading (logging) milestone for your age group:

  1. 10 days of reading
    1. Birth-PreK: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Patch
    2. Grades K-5: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Patch
    3. Grades 6-12: Bade (pin) for lanyard & Patch
  2. 20 days of reading
    1. Birth-PreK: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Insect Tattoo
    2. Grades K-5: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Insect Tattoo
    3. Grades 6-12: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Bracelet
  3. 30 days of reading
    1. Birth-PreK: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Bubbles
    2. Grades K-5: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Pencil Sharpener
    3. Grades 6-12: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Pencil Sharpener
  4. 40 days of reading
    1. Birth-PreK: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Mini Play-Doh
    2. Grades K-5: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Bouncy Ball
    3. Grades 6-12: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Stress Ball
  5. 50 days of reading
    1. Birth-PreK: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Paint W/ Water Activity
    2. Grades K-5: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Fidget Bracelet
    3. Grades 6-12: Badge (pin) for lanyard & Teen Coloring Book

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE WEEKLY RAFFLE PRIZES:

How to Earn Raffle Tickets for our WEEKLY prize drawings:

This year all raffle tickets are virtual. You can earn virtual raffle tickets in multiple ways:

  1. If using Beanstack to Log Your Reading (pre-registration begins June 1, but you can not begin logging reading until the program starts on June 15th, final day to log reading is August 10th)
    1. You will be able to earn virtual raffle tickets for each day that you read and log.
    2. You will be able to earn virtual raffle tickets by completing activities in Beanstack: these activities may be going to library programs or reading a particular type/subject/genre book.
    3. You will be able to earn virtual raffle tickets by reaching Leveled Milestones for every 10 days of reading you complete. There are a total of 5 levels you can reach before the reading challenge ends on August 10.
    4. You will earn extra virtual raffle tickets for completing 50 or more days of reading.
  2. If using a paper log to log your reading (pre-registration begins June 1, but you can not begin logging reading until the program starts on June 15th, final day to log reading is August 10th).
    1. You will be able to bring in your paper log anytime from June 15th-August 10th (you can bring it in multiple times too) for us to log your reading as an offline reader. You will get 1 virtual raffle ticket for each day read and be able to tell us which raffles you want your tickets to be submitted into. Please note: Raffle prizes are pulled weekly, once a prize/week is over, that raffle prize is no longer available. You may want to take this into consideration when deciding how often to bring in your paper logs.
    2. You will not be able to earn raffle tickets for attending programs or completing our virtual challenges unless you are using Beanstack.
    3. You will earn extra virtual raffle tickets for reaching Leveled Milestones for every 10 days of reading you complete. There are 5 levels to complete before the reading challenge ends on August 10.
    4. You will earn extra virtual raffle tickets if you complete 50 or more days of reading.

Raffle Prizes (Only 1 prize winner per age group):

  1. Week 1 (prizes drawn June 23):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Dragon Drawstring Backpack
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Dragon Sticker Sheet
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + Flex Light
  2. Week 2 (prizes drawn June 30):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Camp Bandana
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Reflector Bike Light
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + Water Bottle
  3. Week 3 (prizes drawn July 7):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Snack Bowl
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Campfire Pen
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + Drawstring Backpack
  4. Week 4 (prizes drawn July 14):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Foam Moose Puzzle
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Paint Activity Sheet
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + Flex Light
  5. Week 5 (prizes drawn July 21):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Dragon Water Bottle
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Pop-It Fiddle Toy
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + Camp Bandana
  6. Week 6 (prizes drawn July 28):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Duckie Keychain Light
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Hacky Sack
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + Pop-It Fiddle Toy
  7. Week 7 (prizes drawn August 4):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + Hacky Sack
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + Funko Pop of Choice
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + $10 Gift Card to Amazon
  8. Week 8 (prizes drawn August 11):
    1. Birth-PreK: Dragon Sticker Sheet + Paint Activity Sheet + $10 Gift Card to Amazon
    2. Grades K-5: Dragon Water Bottle + Camp Bandana + $10 Gift Card to Amazon
    3. Grades 6-12: Hacky Sack + Funko Pop of Choice + $10 Gift Card to Amazon

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE GRAND PRIZES:

How to be entered for the GRAND PRIZE:

By registering and completing at least 1 day of reading, you are entered for your age group’s Grand Prize (only 1 winner for each age group). For every leveled milestone you hit, you will get an extra entry for that Grand Prize:

    1. Birth-PreK:
      1. Barrel of Monkeys Game
      2. Stacking Train from Melissa & Doug
      3. Wooden Animal Puzzle Set
      4. Pete the Cat Phonics Fun Book Set
    2. Grades K-5
      1. LEGO 3-in-1 Creator Dolphin/Turtle Set
      2. LEGO Chain Reactions Set
      3. Pokemon Battle Figure 8-Pack
      4. InvestiGATORS Series Books 1-5
    3. Grades 6-12
      1. $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
      2. Kindle Fire 7 Tablet (2022) 16 GB
      3. LEGO 3-in-1 Creator Wild Lion Set
      4. Arc of a Scythe Series Box Set

Part 2: Do

Wondering what to DO this summer?

Do activities at home with our take-and-make kits (weekly themes). Each kit has 1 project and instructions inside the bag. These bags are first come/first serve and are put out on Mondays each week. If you want to do these craft-at-home activities, make sure to grab a kit each week before they are all gone.

  • Week 1 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT
  • Week 2 Theme: Exploring the Night, Sky and Space
  • Week 3 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT
  • Week 1 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT
  • Week 1 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT
  • Week 1 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT
  • Week 1 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT
  • Week 1 Theme: Magical Journey Through CT

Virtual and Outdoor Events and Special Performers:

To learn about our Special Summer Performers and Programs, check out our brochures:

Summer 2021 Events Brochure

Summer 2021 Weekly Brochure

Weekly Themes for Activities Kits:

Week 1: June 28-July 2: Dinosaurs and Dragons Instruction Video

Week 2: July 5-July 9: Bookish Beasts Instruction Video

Week 3: July 12-July 16: The Wild Side Instruction Video

Week 4: July 19-July 23: Dr. Dolittle and Friends Instruction Video

Week 5: July 26-July 30: No Place Like Home

Week 6: August 2-August 6: Read, Connect, Protect

Week 7: August 9-August 13: Amazing Creatures

Week 8: August 16-August 20: Sea/Ocean Life

Part 3: Go

Where to Go, when you may not be able to GO anywhere?

For those that have chosen to participate in PART 3: GO, you will use the map provided at first summer materials pick-up throughout the summer to track where you have gone and what you have done.

How does it work?

We want to make sure you get up and get out this summer, even if you have to stay home to do it, so go on a trip with us.

  • The map will indicate different “trips” you can take or things you can do. Color in the map “stops” of the those you do to earn rewards.
    • Some “trips” are physical– EX: Go to the park.
    • Some “trips” are imaginative– EX: Write an animal Story.
    • Some “trips” are literary– EX: Read a book where a character travels.

Use our map provided at your first materials pick-up or print a copy from the PDF below.

  •  Each day you do one of the activities on the map and date it (you can only complete 1 task per day), you will get 1 Bell to spend at the Weston Library Summer Store.
  • We will collect your maps beginning August 1. Turn in by August 27th. Summer Store will close after this date.

Get up and Go Map PDF

Special Thanks to:

Weston Public Library Board of Trustees

Friends of the Weston Library

Without their funding our special performers and programs would not be possible.  Thank you!