Dig Deeper this summer at the Galesburg Public Library!
Summer Reading for all ages begins June 1, 2020! This year’s theme, Dig Deeper @ Your Library, challenges us to “read, investigate, and discover.” We hope you’ll join us for a summer filled with fun, activities, and prizes. Check back here on Monday, June 1st for links and information on how to sign up and participate!
This year’s summer reading program will be administered through Beanstack, an interactive online tool that helps families track their reading together. Participants can easily keep track of their reading, activities, book reviews and more. Notifications are sent when prizes have been earned, so library visits (or virtual visits) take place at your convenience!
Don’t have a device to use Beanstack, or just prefer a screen-free experience? No problem! We’ll still have paper reading logs available for readers of all ages, and library staff available to help every step of the way.
Children aged 0-11 (or those entering grade 6 and below), you’ll track the time you spend reading, earning prizes and raffle tickets along the way. You’ll also have opportunities to earn extra raffle tickets by participating in fun activities, all designed to help you investigate and discover the world around you. Children’s events will include “Take it and Make it” craft kits, storytimes, “Dig Deeper” STEM explorations, and much more.
Teens aged 12 through 18 (or those entering 7th grade and up) are invited to participate in this year’s teen summer reading program! Read or listen to eight books in eight weeks to complete the program and earn raffle tickets for cool book baskets with each book you finish! There are also additional activities you can complete for more tickets, so even if you don’t read all eight books you can still win big!
Did you know that the Galesburg Public Library has a summer reading program for adults? We do! Get a free book just for signing up. Read eight books in eight categories and receive a $5 gift card to Innkeeper’s, our program’s sponsor, and raffle tickets to win a gift basket. Not sure you can finish all 8 books? Never fear – you’ll still be eligible to win great prizes. You can also earn raffle tickets by attending book discussions.
Summer Reading 2020 is sponsored by the Friends of the Galesburg Public Library, Innkeepers Fresh Roasted Coffee, Blick Art Materials, Dovetail Rivet and Stitch, and Art Defined studios.