BRUCE COUNTY – No matter your age or reading level, the Bruce County Public Library has a summer reading challenge for you.
This summer, all reading programs are through the library’s online resource, Beanstack. All reading challenges will run June 26 – Aug. 28. To register, download the free Beanstack app, available for Android and iOS, or visit the library website. Prizes will be awarded in July and August for all programs. The more you participate, the better your chances of winning.
Children ages 3-12 can join the TD Summer Reading Club, which is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, all interests, and all abilities. Track your reading, participate in activities, and win prizes. Pre-register between June 13 and June 26 and you’ll be automatically entered in a book draw.
For registering, kids also get a custom button with a ribbon. Meet reading goals to collect ribbons along the way all summer to see if you can collect them all.
This year the library will also be hosting weekly online meetings every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Each meeting includes a take-home activity (contact your branch to reserve yours and share your creations with the library on social media and use the tag #BCPLSummerReading), stories, activities, and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to join the weekly meetings with Microsoft Teams.
Teens 13-19 can join the Summer Readin’ and the Livin’ is Easy Challenge. Join the reading challenge and complete activities to earn badges with prize draws in July and August.
Finally, summer reading isn’t just for kids. Grab an old favourite or something new and enter your titles in the Reading Glasses: 2021 Summer Reading Challenge program for adults. Log your reading to earn extra badges to improve your chances of winning a prize.
“Summer Reading Club is a program the library looks forward to running every year,” says Nancy Kuhl, program coordinator for BCPL.
“Based on caregiver feedback, children who participate in the summer reading program tend to maintain or improve their reading skills, putting them in a great position to start a new school year in September. Using Beanstack allows children to track their progress in real time and gives them a sense of accomplishment when they look back over the summer and see how much time they spent reading. And why should children get to have all the fun? Bruce County Public Library happily supports summer reading for all ages!”
A focus on safety of staff and patrons continues to be the Bruce County Public Library’s top priority. To learn more about the Library please visit their website at library.brucecounty.on.ca or contact your local branch.