Summer Reading 2020,
June 24-August 12
"Books are a uniquely portable magic."
"There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away."
– Emily Dickinson
“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
– Frederick Douglas
We are thrilled to announce the start of this year's Summer Reading Program. The theme is "Imagine Your Story." What will this mean to you? Fairy tales, folk tales, and legends? A moving biography? A sci-fi adventure?
Take part in our Summer Reading Programs for little ones (birth-age 5), children (5-12), teens (13-18) and adults (18+): Easily track your reading online (see below), and earn prizes for your participation!
Prefer an offline option? Print out one of the Summer Reading "Bingo" cards. Complete the game and mail it to the library, or take a picture of the card and email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cards received earn a prize--it's so easy! (One card per person, please.)
Due to concerns about COVID-19, we will host activities online through Facebook and Zoom, or we will have Take-and-Go crafts sets that you can pick up at the library to do at home--stay up to date with events through our calendar. But you can still engage with us! We want to know what you are reading, and we encourage you to send us updates and pictures of your activities. We will have weekly challenges for all ages (see them here), and we want you to take part! Send us an email, tag us on Facebook, or tweet at us using #MillburySR2020. We'll even post some of your responses on our social media or our website!
Check out our additional resources, including:
Booklists and reading recommendations for
Suggested, fun, FREE websites
Crafts and activities to do at home
Weekly Challenges: During the dates listed, carry out that particular challenge. Before the end of the week, send us a picture or a little write-up of what you did!
Challenge #1 (June 24-June 26)
Challenge #2 (June 29-July 2)
Challenge #4 (July 13-July 17)
Challenge #5 (July 20-July 24)
Challenge #7 (August 3-August 7)
Children's Summer Programs
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Track your reading with Beanstack!
Track how much you read this summer by logging your books in a free "Beanstack" account! Simply create an online account in a few easy steps--families can enter the information for each member in a single account.
To earn credit for summer reading, (pre-)register for a program listed within your account. The logging that you do while the program is running will count towards rewards. Keep track of what you read and enter book reviews. When you hit reading milestones or take part in listed activities, you earn prizes! (Keep track of your prizes and come to pick them up when the library reopens.)
Feel good about how much you've read, and take part in a fun, free, community-wide activity! Sign up for your account now at https://millburylibrary.beanstack.org/ and start logging right away! You can also download the Beanstack app: go to your App Store/Google Play Store and search for "Beanstack Tracker." Follow the installation directions to create an account or to log in and input your reading!