Summer @ Your Library

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Summer @ Your Library 2021

June 8th-July 31st

Read with your library this summer

Placer County Library’s Summer Program kicks off on June 8th! This year’s theme is Tails and Tales, celebrating animals, dinosaurs, mythical creatures and more! The Summer @ Your Library program is designed to engage all groups in exploring new ideas, books, and activities! It is free family fun to keep you reading all summer long!  

Track your reading, participate in challenges, and win badges and prizes through the Beanstack app or website. Or sign up at your nearest library.  

Possible raffle prizes include:

  • A book of your choice
  • Tales and Tails kits
  • Gift Certificates/Gift Cards
  • And more!

Don't miss out on special virtual performances featuring puppets, magic, science, and of course, animals! Keep an eye out for live performances on the Library’s Facebook page.

As a bonus, each week enjoy a new take-home project featuring family-friendly crafts, games, engineering challenges, and more! Just swing by your nearest library to pick up everything you’ll need.

How It Works

1. Register: 

Sign up or login into your free Beanstack account.

Parents and caregivers can create accounts for their children. There are four age groups with activities tailored to each group:

  • Littles (pre-readers)
  • Kids
  • Teens
  • Adults

In Beanstack, you can view available activities, enter the books you have read, write book reviews, and more.

If you wish to be contacted about prizes and drawings, please include an email address or telephone number as part of your Beanstack profile.  

2. Read your favorite books all summer

Personal books or library books - they all count!  Need reading suggestions?  Your friendly, knowledgeable library staff is ready to help! Call or come in during business hours for reading recommendations.

3. Record your minutes weekly to be eligible for raffle prizes

Enter the number of minutes read in your Beanstack account. The more you read, the more digital badges you earn!  Plus you'll get entered into the weekly raffle for some amazing prizes!  

This summer we set a goal for 500,000 minutes read.  For each 100,000 minutes read, our librarians will participate in some silly activities, including Wacky Hair Day and the Chicken Dance. See Beanstack reading goals videos or click the image below to see them now!

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Offset the Summer Slide

Help your child prevent the "Summer Slide" by participating in Summer @ Your Library and following these suggestions:

* Reading just five books over the summer helps stop learning loss

* Attend free virtual events. Find them here.

* Model the importance of reading by taking time to do it yourself!

Get the App here!

Beanstack app available for iOS and Android.
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