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Prince William Public Library
Summer Reading 2019

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Children, Young Adults, and Adults
June 11 – August 11, 2019


It’s Time to Travel through a Universe of Stories! Programs, activities, and challenges for all ages. Register in person, online, or on the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device.

Register using a mobile device: download and install the Beanstack Tracker app from Apple iTunes or Google Play

Read on for further details.

KIDS SUMMER READING

Summer Reading for Kids Login

Kids: infants – entering grade 5.

  1. To participate, register in person, online, or on the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device. Pick up your game card during your first visit. You get a prize just for signing up! Throughout the summer, check off the activities you complete on the game card.
  2. Beginning June 17, bring in your game card after you’ve completed five activities for another prize and come back after 10 activities for a free book and entry into a grand prize drawing for a littleBits system of electronic blocks that snap together to turn ideas into inventions. One winner per branch.
  3. Complete all 25 activities for a bonus entry into the grand prize drawing.
  4. Finish weekly challenges for chances to win special prizes. Each library will hold a drawing every week, so complete all nine challenges for nine chances to win.

YOUNG ADULTS SUMMER READING

Summer Reading for Teens Login

Young Adults: Entering grades 6 – 12.

  1. To participate, register in person, online, or on the Beanstack Tracker app on your mobile device. Pick up your game card during your first visit. You get a prize just for signing up! Throughout the summer, check off the activities you complete on the game card.
  2. Beginning June 17, bring in your game card after you’ve completed five activities for another prize and come back after 10 activities for a free book and entry into a grand prize drawing for a Target gift card.
  3. Complete all 25 activities for a bonus entry into the grand prize drawing.
  4. Finish weekly challenges for chances to win special prizes. Each library will hold a drawing every week, so complete all nine challenges for nine chances to win.

ADULTS SUMMER READING

SR for Adults
  1. Pick up a Summer Reading Bucket List Challenge Bookmark or track your progress on the Beanstack Tracker app.
    Register using a mobile device: download and install the Beanstack Tracker app from Apple iTunes or Google Play
  2. Check off the item once you’ve completed it. 
  3. After you’ve completed 10 items, return to your favorite branch by August 11 to be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $50 Target gift card.
  4. Tell us what you’re reading: each library will hold a drawing every week for a $10 Target gift card.
  5. Review what you’re reading on Beanstack: After three reviews, you’ll get a bonus entry into the grand prize drawing.

FAQ

Why is summer reading so important?

Research shows students who don’t engage in learning activities during the summer can get caught in the “summer slide” and forget what they learned during the long break. By the end of 6th grade, students who lose reading skills over the summer are two years behind their classmates. Reading as few as four to can help students maintain – and even increase – their reading skills during the summer.

How do I use the game card?

Just complete each activity and cross it off! It doesn’t matter what order you go in, as long as you complete five activities to get a prize, then 10 activities to get a free book and entry into a grand prize drawing. Complete all 25 activities for a bonus entry into the grand prize drawing.


Can I track my progress online?

Besides tracking your progress on the printed game card, you can also register online or through the Beanstack app on your mobile device, available for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play.

Do I have to have a library card to participate?

Kids and young adults: You do not have to have a library card to participate in Summer Reading, even if you’re just visiting for the summer. Adults do have to have a PWPLS library card to participate in Adult Summer Reading.

Do I have to read anything in particular?

The game cards offer suggestions to help you choose something exciting to read or a fun activity to complete. You can read books, e-Books, audiobooks, comics, graphic novels, and even magazines. You can also ask a librarian for inspiration!

Can my Mom/Dad/guardian pick up my prizes or turn in my game card for me?

Although we encourage kids to come in to pick up their prizes, parents and guardians can get prizes or turn in game cards without the child(ren) being present.

Can library volunteers participate in summer reading?

Yes, Summer Reading and regular library volunteers are eligible to participate.

What happens if I lose my game card?

Don’t worry – when you come in the first, fifth, or 10th time, a volunteer or staff member enters your accomplishments into our system. That way, if you accidentally lose your game card, we can get you a new one right where you left off. 

What happens if I’m going on vacation for the summer or moving away?

You can participate for any part of Summer Reading (June 11 – August 11). If you know you’re going to be out of the area for most of the Summer Reading program, you may want to track your progress online or on the Beanstack app instead. You can enter your progress after you register and our library staff will be able to see your progress when you come visit us again. If you’re going to be away the whole time, we suggest you check out the summer reading program of the local library where you’re visiting or moving to.

How else can I participate?

Every week, kids and young adults can come into any library to participate in a challenge. There will be a new challenge every week, and they may differ from library to library. You’ll be entered into a weekly drawing for a prize. Prizes will be awarded for each age group at every branch, every week of Summer Reading!

SUMMER EVENTS

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