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Current summer reading challenge information below. For Spanish, para español, visit: https://zblibrary.info/leer/


Let’s get excited about Summer Reading!

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REGISTER. READ. REDEEM.

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Join us for the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Takes You Everywhere from June 1st to July 31st. 


HOW IT WORKS

Register online or in person at the library.

Track your progress online with Beanstack, or pick up a passport paper log at any one of our service desks. 

Prizes will be awarded at registration, midway point, and completion! All prizes must be redeemed by Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Reading Goals
Preschool (Birth – 5 yrs): 400 Minutes
Elementary (6-11 yrs): 600 Minutes
Teens (12-17 yrs): 800 Minutes
Adults (18 and up): 1000 Minutes

Registration & Midway Prizes
Determined by Department, may be picked up at any service desk. 

Completion Prize
One per reader. All prizes must be redeemed by Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Pool Party (All Ages): Saturday, 8/18 from 6-8 PM at Port Shiloh Pool in Zion.

Bluetooth Speaker: Available in assorted colors.

PopSocket: Available in black with a white ZB Library logo.

Portable Device Charger: Available in assorted colors and includes a Micro USB cord. 

Bowling Party (Ages 12-17 ONLY): Saturday, 8/9 from 6-8 PM at Pinster’s Bowling Alley in Zion.

Bonus Raffle Prizes
Anyone who completes the Summer Reading Challenge will automatically be entered into the raffle! The prize you can win will depend upon your Summer Reading Challenge age group and cannot be substituted. All prizes must be redeemed by Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Newest Kindle Fire: Preschool & Elementary (Birth – 11 Yrs)

(2) Hamilton Tickets for Friday, 8/10 at 7:30 PM*: Teens (12-17 Yrs)
*Must be able to attend and provide own transportation to the performance.*

$150.00 Visa Gift Card: Adults (18 and up)


ONLINE LOG

Beanstack LogoLog your minutes online with Beanstack! Sign up and create your profile, then collect digital badges once the Summer Reading Challenge starts on 6/1/2018. With Beanstack, you can also explore book lists, educational apps, get personalized reading recommendations, and more!

We use Beanstack to track your reading progress online for Summer Reading. Beanstack also allows you to track your own reading progress online.

Create or Update your account here: https://zblibrary.beanstack.org/reader365

Unsure if you already have an account? Stop by any one of our service desks and we can check for you.

Log into your Beanstack account to register for the Summer Reading Challenge, track your progress and begin to redeem prizes!

Good News! Beanstack now has an app available for Android and iPhone. To use the app, first create or update your account using the link above.

Download the app today: Google Play | App Store


PROGRAMS

Ice Cream Social
Saturday, 6/2 | 1-3 PM | All Ages

Kick off a great summer of reading with ice cream! Simply sign up for the summer reading challenge then enjoy the ice cream sundae bar. 

Marvel vs. DC
Saturday, 6/16 | 1-3 PM | Grades 6-12

Science of Magic
Saturday, 6/23 | 3-4 PM | All Ages, Families

Sew What: Make Your Own Beach Bag
Saturday, 7/14 | 1-3 P | Grades 6-12

Mindful Vagabonding: Vagabonding Around the World
Saturday, 7/18 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Adults

Have Balloons, Will Travel
Saturday, 7/21 | 2-3 PM | All Ages

Pool Party*
Must complete the Summer Reading Challenge to attend.

Saturday, 8/18 | 6-8 PM | All Ages | Port Shiloh Pool in Zion

Bowling Party*
Must complete the Summer Reading Challenge to attend.

Saturday, 8/9 | 6-8 PM | Ages 12-17 Only | Pinster’s Bowling Alley in Zion


Teens

Like bees_in_the_hive on Instagram and come to The Sandbox to choose a prize from  the Super Mario Mystery Box!

The Sandbox Hours
Mon. – Thurs: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturdays: 1:00 – 4:30 PM

Bowling Party*
Must complete the Summer Reading Challenge to attend.

Saturday, 8/9 | 6-8 PM | Ages 12-17 Only | Pinster’s Bowling Alley in Zion