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Summer Reading Challenges for Children, Teens, and Adults

All Together Now Summer Reading 2023 June 17th to August 10thThis year's program runs June 17-August 10 with the theme All Together Now!

Read books with pages, read them online, listen through Libby, ask someone to read to you...it all counts towards raffle tickets. So does program attendance and checking out a pile of books. Prizes for kids in K-grade 8 are on display in the Marabella KidSpace. Kids register now at the children's desk. Stop at the desk on the second floor for information about Teen and Adult reading incentives. All participants will receive a book bag sponsored by the SB Library Foundation. If you enjoy keeping a summer reading list online, ask us about Beanstack. Keep an eye on FB and Instagram! Take a look at the events on our web page! 

 

Early Literacy Ages 0 to 4

Birth to 4:

Register at the Children's Desk on or after June 1st and pick up a Summer Reading Kit for Ages 0-4. 

  • Read, write, sing, talk and play with your little one! For each activity you complete, add a sticker to your activity chart. (Raffle tickets and prizes are not available with this program)
  • Repeat! Add your own! Check out our new 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Program for more reading challenges. 

Download the Summer Reading Flyer for Birth to 4 for more details. 

Children Ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12

Elementary Grades K-5, and Middle Grades, 5-8: 

Register at the Children's Desk on or after June 1st and pick up a Summer Reading Packet. 

  • Start Reading! For every book you read or listen to, fill out a raffle ticket. You can also earn extra tickets by attending Library programs and checking out books! We love using Beanstack to keep track of our reading, but if you'd like to use a paper log or another book tracking website, that's fine too. 
  • Trade your raffle ticket for a small Treasure Chest Prize, or drop your raffle ticket into one of the 8 big Prize Buckets drawn at the end of the summer. Will you win the prize? Read more to enter more tickets!

Download the Summer Reading Flyer for Grades K-5 or Grades 5-8 for more details. See here for all programs for children and families.

Teens Ages 13 to 18

Teens:

Registration for the Summer Reading Program starts June 17th and goes until August 12th. You can visit the upstairs desk to register, where you will get one raffle ticket and pick out one free book. You can earn tickets for:

  • Registering for the Summer Reading Program
  • Attending a SB Teen Library program
  • Checking out books (1 ticket per checkout receipt, you must show your receipt to the upstairs desk)
  • Donating items to Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS accepts NEW toiletries and back-to-school items.)

For each raffle ticket you earn, fill the ticket and put it towards a themed prize bundle of your choice. And remember, the more raffle tickets you earn, the more chances you'll have to win!

 

Adults Ages 19 plus

Adults:

Registration for SRP starts June 17th and goes until August 12. Registration is easy. Come to the second floor of the library, fill out a raffle ticket with your name, email address, and age, and pick out one free book from our selection.

  • Fill out a raffle ticket on the second floor of the library to register and choose one a free book from our selection.
  • Earn more raffle tickets throughout the summer each time you read or listen to a book, or participate in a library program.
  • Use your raffle tickets to bid on themed Summer Reading prizes (Coming Soon!)
  • Winning raffle tickets will be drawn and prizewinners announced in August.

Come upstairs in the library throughout the summer and visit the weekly prize bowl. Summer Reading: the more you read, the more chances you'll have to win!