Summer Reading 2021

Tails and Tales summer reading poster showing jungle animals reading a book

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Registration Begins May 17th

This year we are again excited to be offering an online Summer Reading program – READsquared - for all ages!  Go to our resources section, and choose READsquared for sign-in instructions beginning on May 17th.  The final day to log reading, check out, or turn in entries is July 16th.  Grand Prizes will be awarded the week of July 19th.  All prizes earned/awarded should be picked up by July 30th – unless prior arrangements are made.

 

Weekly Programs

June 1st - July 15th

Preschool Tales - Tuesdays @ 10:30 am

Elementary Tales - Wednesdays @ 10:30 am

Teens Tales - Thursdays @ 2:30 pm

 

Preschool Tales

This program is designed for kids from birth to those entering Kindergarten to start great life-long reading habits. Just by signing up you will attain your first virtual badge.  As more virtual badges are achieved, small prizes will be awarded.   For every 15 minutes logged reading together, you will earn another badge!  For each badge added, games will be unlocked to play online!  Once you’ve logged 150 minutes, you’ve earned enough points & badges to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Family Membership to the Toledo Zoo (or a $100 gift certificate to Amazon or Meijer)!   Beginning on June 1-July 13, each Tuesday @ 10:30 am an in-person Story Time will be offered.  Children should be accompanied by a caregiver.  We will begin in the children’s room, then sort into groups of up to 10 to proceed outside or to the Wolfe Community Room for a variety of socially distanced early literacy activities.  Kid’s Craft Kits will also be available to pick up each week and create at home.  Summer Reading contests will be offered beginning on May 24th!

Preschool Tales informational flyer

 

Elementary Tales

This program is designed for kids entering grades 1-4 to encourage a summer of practicing new reading skills. By signing up you will attain your first virtual badge and earn an animal tag and key chain or necklace to fill over the summer.  For every 30 minutes logged reading, you will earn another badge and animal tag!  For each badge added, games will be unlocked to play online!  Once you’ve logged 300 minutes, you’ve earned enough points & badges to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Toledo Zoo Family Membership (or a $100 gift card to Amazon or Meijer)!  Beginning on June 2-July 14, each Wednesday @ 10:30 am an in-person program will be offered.  (Everyone age 10 and over will be required to wear a mask at the Library.) We will begin in the children’s room, then sort into groups of up to 10 to proceed outside or to the Wolfe Community Room for a variety of socially distanced learning activities or to welcome special guests.  Kid’s Craft Kits will also be available to pick up each week and create at home.  Summer Reading contests will be offered beginning on May 24th!

Elementary Tales informational flyer

 

Teen Tales

This program is designed for kids entering grades 5-12 to ensure reading skills become reading habits. Sign up to attain your first virtual badge.  For every 45 minutes logged reading, you will earn another badge!  For each badge added, games will be unlocked to play online!  Once you’ve logged 450 minutes, you’ve earned enough points & badges to be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Toledo Zoo Family Membership (or a $100 gift card to Amazon or Meijer)!  Beginning on June 3-July 15, each Thursday @ 2:30 pm an in-person program will be offered.  (Everyone age 10 and over will be required to wear a mask at the Library.)  We will begin in the Wolfe Community Room then sort into groups of up to 10 to proceed outside or with social distance around the library for games, crafts, or to welcome special guests.  Teen Craft Kits will also be available to pick up every other week and create at home.  Summer Reading contests will be offered beginning on May 24th!

Teen Tales informational flyer

 

Tales for Adults

This program is designed for adults age 18 & up to reinforce a lifetime of reading.  Each time you visit the Library and check out materials, you will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for one of 2 – Family Memberships to the Toledo Zoo (or a $100 gift card to Amazon or Meijer) plus a $50 Marathon gift card.  The first 50 to register will receive a Summer Reading bag.  In addition, reading time and books can be logged on READsquared during the program.  Online games will also be available to try. Adult Craft Kits will be available to pick up each month and create at home.  Summer Reading contests will be offered beginning on May 24th!

 

Virtual Pet Show informational flyer

 

Thank you to the NB Legion Post 539 for providing our Summer Reading Grand Prizes and to the Friends of the North Baltimore Public Library for donating summer reading supplies!