2021 All Ages Summer Reading Program * June 1st - August 21st


This year, Kent County Public Library has set an ambitious summer reading goal for our community to collectively read for 250,000 minutes.

To reach this goal, we need your help!

We've expanded our summer reading program to truly be for all age groups - kids, teens, and adults - which means everyone can contribute to the count of minutes read.

To get started, all you have to do is register for the Tails & Tales summer reading program. Details for each age group are below!

Summer reading officially begins June 19th and, as soon as it does, you can start your reading challenge. Each age group has a unique summer reading challenge with its own individual objectives and prizes. Time spent reading by anyone in any of the age groups counts toward the collective goal of 250,000 minutes read. If you're reading aloud as a family, each person can log those minutes for their own challenge.

Report your minutes read and activities completed by August 18th and at our Summer Reading Finale on August 19th we'll announce whether or not we've hit the 250,000 minutes read goal!



Tails and Tales, Summer Reading for All Ages


How to Register
Online Registration

All participants who pre-register online by June 18th will be entered into a raffle for a FREE chromebook!

  1. Pre-register online via Beanstack starting June 1st.
  2. Already have an account? Sign in and available challenges for your age group will be listed.
  3. Don't have an account yet? Signing up on Beanstack is easy.
  4. Join us for any of our kickoff events to pick up a swag bag of summer goodies, including a FREE t-shirt.
In-Person Registration
  1. Starting on June 19th, visit any of our Kent County Public Library branches to sign up to play using a paper game board.
  2. Join us for any of our kickoff events to pick up a swag bag of summer goodies, including a FREE t-shirt.
Reading Goals

Completion for all programs will be achieved by reaching eight hours of reading time! Bonus raffle tickets will be awarded for completion.

What happens to children during the summer? Check out the National Summer Learning Association's Summer by the Numbers infographic for information on how to prevent the summer slide.

By the Numbers


How to Play

All minutes and activities must be submitted by August 18th, 2021 to be counted!

Kids ages 0-12

Children's Tails & Tales

  1. Track your minutes and complete activities.
  2. Earn points for prizes along the way.
  3. Earn bonus tickets for big end of summer raffle prizes.
  4. The more you read, the more you earn.
  5. Join us at the end of summer finale events for the announcement of raffle winners! You do not need to be present to win.
Teens

Teens' Tails & Tales

  1. Track your minutes and complete activities.
  2. Earn tickets for big end of summer raffle prizes.
  3. The more you read, the more you earn.
  4. Join us at the end of summer finale events for the announcement of raffle winners! You do not need to be present to win.
Adults

Adults' Tails & Tales

Track your minutes and use them at our end of summer auction event! Details TBA.


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