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Summer Reading Stamp #1 Available!
Beginning Tuesday, May 28th, infants through teens can sign up for the 2019 Summer Reading Program: A Universe of Stories! The first stamp will be available from May 28th through June 16th.
Come to the youth desk to sign up for points logs anytime throughout the summer. Points are earned by stamping your log when you visit the library. This summer, there are 5 different stamps worth 20 points each over the course of the summer.
The act of stamping at the youth desk is a promise (honor system) that kids have been spending time reading during the summer weeks. No booklist or time log is required. Library staff reserve the right to ask summer readers about their reading.
If summer readers collect 3 stamps, they earn a 100-point bonus! There are also participation rewards of a free Blank Park Zoo pass & free pass for Let’s Play Bounce after 2 different stamps and an adult/child pair of Iowa Cubs tickets for the July 28 game after 3 different stamps. A final bonus of 50 points will be given if readers stamp at least 5 stamps on their logs.
Chapter book readers: School-aged kids (usually 3rd grade and older) and teens who are independent readers (are able to read chapter books) may choose to earn extra points by working on the Bingo on the back of the points log. 25 extra points are earned per bingo up to a total of 300 with a full “blackout.” In addition, there is a blackout bonus of 50 points!
Teen Summer Reading: Any age of youth (through teens) can participate in the points log. However, there is also a “Quick & Simple” Teen Program, as an alternative, just for 7th-12th graders. Ask in youth for more info!