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Summer Reading Challenge Offers Oceans of Possibilities!

Dive in to the ocean of possibilities awaiting you at the library this summer! Explorers of all ages will find books, programs, and activities that will make it a summer to remember.

This year’s theme illustrates the endless possibilities of discovery at the library --  from humanity and nature to culture and science. We’ve used the theme to develop a log of programs and events to help you get the most out of your library value, have fun, and learn something new.

The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research finds that students who participate in library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. The mission of summer reading challenges is to provide student with the tools to bridge this summer gap, while inspiring literacy and life-long learning in readers of all ages.

The 2022 summer reading challenge will be offered using the online platform Beanstack. Participants earn badges by reading and completing activities. It is available using a web browser as well as an easy, fun to use app for all mobile devices. Patrons can also register at the library and keep track of their progress with a paper log, if preferred.

Here is this year’s challenge

Reading Badges

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 ticket to the Finisher Pool Party at the Dolphin Cove Family Aquatic Center on Sunday, August 7.

The challenge closes on July 31. Make sure to log all of 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.

Bonus Activity Badges

Activity badges are fun challenges that will help you learn, explore, and try new things! Each activity badge earns you a chance in our bonus prize drawings. The more you collect, the more chances you have to win!

For prereaders and youth, the bonus activity prize is a Dundee Township Park District 10-Punch Pool Pass and Beach Toy Basket. Three winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted via email or phone.

For teens and adults, the bonus activity prizes are $25 gift cards to Van’s Frozen Custard & Burgers, Village Pizza, and Half Price Books. Twelve winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted via email or phone.

The drawings will take place on Monday, August 15.

 

Sign Up

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.

On Your Device

Keep your challenge at your fingertips by downloading the Beanstack mobile app for your Apple or Android device.

In Person

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.

 

Mark Your Calendars!

Free Summer Lunches at the Dundee Library

DUNDEE LIBRARY CRAFT ROOM
DINE IN ONLY
MONDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS
JUNE 6  - AUGUST 15
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 - 15 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.

 

Finisher Pool Party on Sunday, August 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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.