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In observance of Juneteenth, the Library will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Children's Summer Reading 2024

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Read, Renew, Repeat!
June 15th - August 15th

Register and get a FREE book from the Library to start your summer reading!

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Register here and finish logging by August 15th for a chance to win one of 5 Grand Prizes and weekly ice cream giveaways.  Kids entering 6th grade in the fall have their choice of completing the Children's or Teen's program.  
 

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School Summer Reading

Not sure what you're supposed to do for your school's summer reading or need materials?  Stop in the Middleborough Public Library or call Amanda Meyer,  Children's Librarian, at 508-946-2470.      

Book Swap July 13th

Join us for a book swap on the Town Hall lawn during the Summer Reading Bash with Divi Roxx on Saturday, July 13th from 10 a.m. until noon.  Trade in some of your old books for new-to-you ones.  There will be enough books for everyone, even if you don't have something to trade.  Teachers from both MKG and HBB will be there to help your kid(s) find the right book for them!  As part of our Summer Reading program, a secret code word will be available in person at this event which will reward readers with more virtual tickets towards the grand prizes.

Beanstack Tracker Mobile App and Family Accounts make it easier than ever to participate.

Download the app for FREE from your device's app store:  Beanstack Heart-LogoAndroid or iOs.  Please note that the app does not currently allow you to post picture reviews or upload activity photos - you'll need to do that through the website.


Don't have internet access?  Stop in the Children's room to use the Summer Reading computer located at the end of the desk.  


What counts as reading?  Being read to, reading to someone, reading to yourself, audiobooks, magazines, ebooks, graphic novels, and books from home.  As long as you are enjoying stories it counts!

 

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Virtual Tickets & Reading Prizes  Earn virtual badges and tickets by reading and completing activities.  You get to choose which grand prizes you want to try to win with your virtual tickets.  Everyone who reaches 8 hours of reading will get to choose another FREE book and everyone who reaches 16 hours will have the opportunity to put their name on a bookplate in a library book of their choice. 

Read 30 hours or more to be entered into a special drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card as well as additional prizes. Read 40 hours or more and be entered to win a new book of your choice.

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5 Grand Prizes
      • $50 Amazon Gift Card
      • Amazon Fire 7 Tablet
      • Eco Wireless Ear Buds and a Cork Speaker
      • Endangered Animals Prize Pack
      • Surprise Prize Pack
Once you have chosen the prize(s) you want to try to win, you must add the tickets to the drawings to be entered.  You can add and subtract tickets from a drawing at any time up until 11:59 p.m. on August 15.  Winners of the Grand Prize Drawing will be notified by the end of the month.  One grand prize per participant.

Read for Ice Cream Weekly Drawings

For ten weeks, we'll run weekly drawings awarding FREE ice cream coupons for Tom and Jimmy's Ice Cream to a reader who has logged reading time that week (Sunday-Saturday).  If you log your reading time regularly, you'll have more chances to win.  One prize per participant.

Thank you to Tom and Jimmy's for their support and generosity.

 
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Want the chance to win a prize from the Boston Bruins?  Kids over 5 years of age who have logged at least 8 hours of summer reading in Beanstack have the chance to win a prize from the Boston Bruins.  The only way to win is to join Summer Reading and log the time!


Questions?  Call us at 508-946-2470 or email Children's Librarian Amanda Meyer at ameyer@sailsinc.org.

                                                           

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Read, Renew, Repeatis sponsored by the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, iRead, and supported by the generosity of the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Middleborough Cultural Council, the Western Massachusetts Library Advocates, and Tom and Jimmy's Ice Cream.