Library Summer Reading Club

The Salem Public Library has Summer Reading Clubs to encourage readers and listeners of all ages - children, teens, and adults - to enjoy reading throughout the summer. Prizes and activities encourage participants to read for enjoyment, increase confidence, and read a variety of genres.

The Salem Public Library also offers a listening club for pre-readers and their parents to encourage the continued development of early literacy skills that babies, toddlers and preschoolers need in order to become readers. Reading is the most important skill needed for all other lifelong learning.

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Getting Started with Summer Reading Club

  1. Visit Beanstack to sign up for the Summer Reading Club. You will need to create a Beanstack account the first time you sign in. If you already have an account from last year, you can use it again!

  2. Track and report reading time, earn badges, and enter prize drawings online.

  3. Beginning in September, visit the Salem Public Library to pick up summer reading incentives and claim prizes.

  4. (Optional) Print out a paper reading log to keep track of the time you spend reading or listening to stories.

​Download the Printable flyer to share the news about the Summer Reading Club.

How does it work?

Pre-readers (babies – preschool)

  • Complete 10 hours of reading to earn a drawstring backpack and 10 early literacy activities (or 10 additional days of reading) to earn a free prize book.

Kids (Grades K–5) and Teens (Grades 6-12)

  • The first 10 hours of reading or listening earns you a drawstring backpack and 10 prize drawing tickets for chances to win prizes in the Summer Reading Club prize drawing.

  • Read or listen for 10 additional hours to earn a free prize book and 10 more prize drawing tickets.

  • Reading incentives and drawing prizes will be available for pick up at Salem Public Library beginning September 7.

  • Continue reading additional hours and/or complete activities to earn additional prize tickets until the prize drawing closes on Tuesday, August 31.

Adults

This summer, adults can be rewarded for reading or listening to books and completing five fun challenges! Earn a badge and 1 prize drawing ticket for each challenge completed and for every 10 hours of reading or listening reported. Everyone who completes at least 10 hours of reading and all 5 challenges earns a free Salem Public Library tote bag and bookmark!

Deadline to enter prize drawing tickets: August 6, 2020

Prize winners announced: August 13, 2020

  • Narwhal and Jelly Box Set - Box set of the first three Narwhal and Jelly books by Ben Clanton - Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, and Peanut Butter and Jelly (3 prizes)
  • Raina Telgemeier Box Set - Box set of Raina Telgemeier's graphic novels - Smile, Sisters, and Guts (3 prizes)
  • Dog Man Three-Pack - Book bundle with the first three books in Dav Pilkey's Dog Man series - Dog Man, Dog Man Unleashed, and A Tale of Two Kitties (3 prizes)
  • Elephant and Piggie Three-Pack - Book bundle with Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books- Waiting is Not Easy, Should I Share My Ice Cream?, and Can I Play Too? (3 prizes)
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities Three-Pack - Book bundle with the first three books of Shannon Messenger's Keeper of the Lost Cities series - Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, and Everblaze (1 prize)
  • Amulet Three-Pack - Book bundle with the first three books from Kazu Kibuishi's Amulet series - The Stonekeeper, The Stonekeeper's Curse, and The Cloud Searchers (3 prizes)
  • Adventure Three-Pack - Adventure book bundle including The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz, The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill, The Witch Boy by Molly Knox Ostertag (1 prize)
  • Mythology Three-Pack - Book bundle including Tristan Strong: Punches the Sky by Kwame Mbalia; Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee; Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi (1 prize)
  • Elementary OBOB Three-Pack - A selection of three books from the elementary (grade 3-5) 2020-2021 Oregon Battle of the Books list (11 prizes)
  • Magnetic Tile Set – Set of 60 magnetic pieces (3 prizes)
  • Paper Flying Dragons Kit - Paper kit with multiple dragon designs (4 prizes)
  • Foam Alive Kit - Foam Alive set with three different foam colors (3 prizes)
  • Lego Movie Making Kit - Kit with items and instructions to make your own movie with Lego figures (4 prizes)
  • Legon Dragon Kit - Lego Dragon set with Minecraft characters (5 prizes)
  • Circuit Clay Kit - Kit of supplies and instructions to mold your own clay circuit creations (4 prizes)
  • Fairy Garden Kit - Kit with supplies to make your own creative fairy garden at home (3 prizes)
  • Unicorn Painting Kit - Ceramic unicorn figure and paints to create a unique look at home (3 prizes)
  • Jamba Juice Gift Card - $5 gift card for Jamba Juice (10 prizes)
  • The Book Bin Gift Certificate - $10 gift certificate for the Book Bin (10 prizes)
  • Willamette Valley Pie Co. Gift Card - $20 gift card for the Willamette Valley Pie Co. (2 prizes)

Deadline to enter prize drawing tickets: August 6, 2020

Prize winners announced: August 13, 2020

  • Great Stories: Fantasy Three-Pack - Bundle of three current fantasy novels: We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Meija; The Cruel Prince by Holly Black; and The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (3 prizes)
  • Great Stories: Science Fiction Three-Pack - Book pack with Warcross by Marie Lu; Dread Nation by Justina Ireland; and Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza (3 prizes)
  • Great Stories: Romance Three-Pack - Book pack with I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn; Tweet Cute by Emma Lord; and Frankly in Love by David Yoon (3 prizes)
  • Great Stories: Realistic Fiction Three-Pack - Bundle of realistic fiction books: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo; Pride by Ibi Zoboi; and Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khourram (3 prizes)
  • Keeper of the Lost Cities Three-Pack - First three books of the Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger - Keeper of the Lost Cities, Exile, and Everblaze (3 prizes)
  • The Summoner Three-Pack - Bundle of the three main books of The Summoner series by Taran Matharu - The Novice, Inquisition, and Battlemage (3 prizes)
  • Raina Telgemeier Boxed Set - Boxed set of three graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier - Smile, Sisters, and Guts (3 prizes)
  • Scythe Series Three-Pack - Book pack of the Scythe trilogy by Neal Shusterman - Scythe, Thunderhead, and The Toll (3 prizes)
  • High School OBOB Pack - Three books from the current high school Oregon Battle of the Books list (3 prizes)
  • Middle Grade OBOB Pack - Three books from the current middle grade Oregon Battle of the Books list (4 prizes)
  • Art Pack - A copy of The Beginner's Guide to Fantasy Drawing bundled with a sketch pad and a 25-piece graphite and charcoal drawing set (3 prizes)
  • Ukulele - 21-inch Pamaikai soprano wood ukelele with soft carry case (2 prizes)
  • Nail Studio Kit - Alex Spa Nail Glam Salon Kit (3 prizes)
  • Shrinky Arts Set - 60-piece shrinky sheets set with coloring pencils, shrinky plastic sheets, traceable pictures, and keychain hardware (3 prizes)
  • Solar Powered Robot Kit - RobotiKits Solar Powered Robot Kit (3 prizes)
  • Jamba Juice Gift Card - $5 gift card to Jamba Juice (10 prizes)
  • Dutch Bros. Gift Card - $5 gift card to Dutch Bros. (10 prizes)
  • The Book Bin Gift Card - $10 gift card to The Book Bin (10 prizes)
  • Powell's City of Books Gift Card - $10 gift card for Powell's City of Books (10 prizes)

Deadline to enter prize drawing tickets: August 6, 2020

Prize winners announced: August 13, 2020

  • The Book Bin Gift Certificate - $25 gift certificate for The Book Bin (5 prizes)
  • Roth's Fresh Markets Gift Card - $25 gift card for Roth's Fresh Markets (5 prizes)
  • ACE Hardware Gift Card - $25 gift card to ACE Hardware (5 prizes)
  • Trader Joe's Gift Card - $25 gift card for Trader Joe's (5 prizes)

This year's Summer Reading Club is sponsored by the Oregon Ready to Read grant and Friends of the Salem Public Library.

 

Children and teens can earn tickets for prize drawings by tracking reading and listening time this summer

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