Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales Virtual Program This year's theme is all about animals and their awesome stories. All events are virtual, with some items available for pickup at the library. To register your child age Birth-12th grade for our program, click here.
Kickoff Party Once you've registered for the program, you'll need to pick up your child or teen's kickoff bags to get started, so please fill out this form if you haven't picked them up yet.
Participation Tracking Easily track your child's progress on the Reader Zone app or through their website. You'll need a code to join a program. This year's codes are: Birth - Kindergarten: 05c63 1st - 5th Grade: 667d1 6th - 12th Grade: e5289 The grade levels are set as guidelines, but you do not have to strictly follow them when choosing what program your child should join. If you feel they're not ready for an older group, you may choose a younger group. And vice versa. If your child is going into the 6th or 7th grade but you plan to keep them in the children's program, sign them up for the 1st-5th grade group, as it contains the challenges for the program they'll participate in.
Rewards Great news - we won the Dollar General Literacy Grant again for $500 and a Casey's Community grant for $50! As a result, we will once again be able to reward youth participants for meeting their weekly reading goals with gift cards or coupons for free food (while supplies last). Remember, they MUST meet their goal completely each week in order to qualify. We'll distribute rewards & craft supplies every other week, Mon.-Wed., starting with June 14-16. Because the supplies in the pickup will include those for that week's summer reading events, a Mon. or Tue. pickup is recommended. Due to the volume of participating families, please use this form to help us prepare for your pickup NO LATER THAN the day before you plan to pick up your bags.
Special Events Upcoming Any-Age Coloring:On Google Meet, June 7 @ 3 pm. Join Miss Val for a relaxing afternoon coloring program. If you'd like to get high-quality coloring pages for this program, let me know so I can prep them, no later than noon on the Friday before the event. In the future we may switch this event to Discord voice chat if participants prefer.
LEGO® Club Online:On Google Meet, June 8 @ 4 pm. Have your LEGO® bricks ready to build! Miss Val will give you a challenge to complete during the hour-long program, while you chat and exchange ideas with fellow builders. This program is for any age.
Magician Jeff Quinn Performs:June 9 @ 7 am - June 15 @ 11:59 pm. Watch Jeff Quinn's performance, customized for our library and this year's summer reading theme! We'll share the link to the video, which will only be available during the time frame above. Be sure to watch as many times as you like, and share with your local friends!
Please let Miss Val know if you have any summer reading or book questions or need help. My email address is email@example.com. I'm your family's librarian, and I'm here for you.
Young Adult Summer Reading
Kickoff for 6th-12th Grade
Google Meet - Virtual Kickoff Party Wednesday, June 2 @ 4 pm (6th-12th)Participants will receive a Google invitation email weekly. To prep for this event, have your teen/tween freeze their popsicle & refrigerate their Yoo-hoo drink beforehand. They may also blow up their inflatable party item.
Special Event Upcoming Boss Play with Miss Valetta: June 3 @ 6:30-8:30 pm. Teens 13-18, join your fellow southeast KS teens on the new Discord server and tell Miss Valetta what games to play and how to play them. To join the program, fill out this form.