Brown County Library’s annual summer reading program for all ages returns digitally this year. The Summer Reading Challenge is powered by Beanstack a convenient online platform that makes it simple and convenient to track reading progress.
Signup for the Summer Reading Challenge for kids, teens, and adults begins Tuesday, May 25 on www.browncountylibrary.org. The challenge launches and logging begins on Monday, June 14, 2021 and ends on August 16. For those who prefer paper, hard copies of the reading records are available at the library and a printable version can be downloaded from the library’s website.
Readers in all three programs are encouraged to spend time reading at least four days a week. Kids and teens will earn two new books for logging 20 and 36 days of reading respectively. NEW THIS YEAR: Kids and teens can complete fun activities for a chance to win a Visa gift card! For the time they spend reading, adults will earn grand prize drawing entries to win one of ten local experience prize packs. See the library’s website for prize pack details.
Reading for pleasure is key to frequent and successful reading practice and helps prevent “summer slide,” allowing kids and teens to maintain and/or improve their reading skills while they are out of school. Participating adults also have the opportunity to model interest in reading and to spend quality time with younger children - talking about and reading books together.
Stay tuned to the library’s YouTube channel youtube.com/c/browncountylibrarywi for weekly programs and activities. Special virtual performances include award-winning Jeanie B! on June 16 performing kids’ rock for all ages; polka music fun with Mike Schneider’s Pint Size Polkas on July 7; and grins, giggles, and zaniness with Milwaukee’s own children’s entertainer, Mr. Pickles.
The library is open to the public for browsing, borrowing, holds pick-up, computer use, and meeting and study room reservations (limited capacity). The Denmark Branch is temporarily closed. Full-access library cards, obtained by visiting a Brown County Library location or applying online at www.browncountylibrary.org/apply, give access to all of the library’s online resources, including eBooks, digital audiobooks, and databases.
The Summer Reading Challenge is funded in part by the Friends of the Brown County Library, Nicolet Federated Library System, and individual donors.
Stay connected with the library on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and www.browncountylibrary.org or by calling 920-448-4400.
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