Storm the castle, kiss a frog, or ride a magic carpet as you discover a new world, stretch your imagination, and live happily ever after.
Embark on a quest for adventure with FRVPLD’s “Once Upon a Time” Summer Reading Challenge. Summer reading is meant for fun and to inspire a life-long love of reading. There are no book reports, vocab lists, or tests – just enchanting programs, reading recommendations, and prizes.
The 2023 summer reading challenge will be offered using the online platform Beanstack. Patrons can also register at the library and keep track of their progress with a paper log, if preferred.
Here is this year’s Summer Reading Challenge:
Earn a reading badge for every two hours you read. Collect all the reading badges in your age category to earn your finisher book prize and a ticket to the Finisher Pool Party at the Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center on Sunday, August 6. Kids who complete the challenge will also receive an adorable dragon plushie; teens and adults will get a commemorative 2023 SRC Notebook.
Bonus Activity Badges
Activity badges are fun challenges that include reading and visiting the library. Each activity badge earns you a chance in our bonus prize drawings. The more you collect, the more chances you have to win!
For kids, the bonus activity prizes are family passes (4) to Medieval Times, Legoland Discovery Center, and Adrenaline Monkey. Four winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted via email or phone. For teens and adults, the bonus activity prizes are $30 gift cards to Van’s Frozen Custard & Burgers, Elder + Oat Bread and Coffee Collective, Duke’s Blues-N-BBQ, and Village Pizza. Twenty winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted via email or phone.
The challenge closes on July 31. Make sure to log all your reading badges to receive your prizes. Prizes can be picked up at the Dundee Library or the Randall Oaks Library from June 15 - August 6. The bonus activity prize drawings will take place on Monday, August 7.
On Your Computer
frvpld.beanstack.org. Create one account for the whole family or your own individual account. If you already have a Beanstack account, just log in and sign up for the new challenge.
Sign up and receive a paper reading log at the Dundee Library Info Services or Youth Services Desk, or at the Randall Oaks Customer Service Desk.
On Your Device
Keep your challenge at your fingertips by downloading the Beanstack mobile app for your Apple or Android device.
Mark Your Calendars!
Thursday, June 1, 6 to 8 p.m. • Dundee Library Front Lawn
Wicked Fire Performance from Intrinsic Arts at 6:30 PM
Free samples from local food wizards Duke’s Blues-N-BBQ and Elder + Oat Coffee Collective!
Pack up your chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks and spread out with other library lovers for an enchanting evening as we kick off our “Once Upon a Time” summer reading challenge.
• Free Popcorn
• Button-Making Table
• Craft Table
• Summer Reading Challenge Sign Up
*No registration is necessary, and the event is free. In the event of inclement weather, the party will be held indoors at the Dundee Library.
DUNDEE LIBRARY CRAFT ROOM
DINE IN ONLY
MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS
JUNE 6 - AUGUST 14
NOON TO 1 P.M.
All children 18 and under can get free, healthy, and nutritious meals when school is out. No registration is necessary. Meals are paid for by the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded program managed by the USDA and operated by the Illinois State Board of Education in conjunction with the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
BIBLIOTECA DUNDEE - CUARTO DE ARTESANÍAS
SOLO PARA COMER DENTRO
DE LA BIBILOTECADE LUNES A VIERNES
DE LAS 12:00 A LA 1:00 DE LA TARDE
6 DE JUNIO - 14 DE AGOSTO
Niños menores de 18 años podran recibir almuerzos gratuitos, saludables y nutritivos durante el verano. No requiere registración. El Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) paga los almuerzos. Este programa, de presupuesto federal, es manejado por el USDA bajo la operacíon del Illinois State Board of Education en conjunto con el Northern Illinois Food Bank.
All summer reading challenge finishers will earn a ticket to the pool party! You must turn in your completed log at the library to receive your ticket by Sunday, August 7. The ticket is good for the finisher and his/her family. Capactiy at the pool is 1000 people.