Library Summer Reading Club

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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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How the Summer Reading Club works

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

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

  4. Beginning in August, visit the Salem Public Library at Broadway to claim prizes.

Why participate?

Library summer reading programs are designed to encourage:

  • Spending more time reading over the summer
  • Increasing enjoyment of reading
  • Increasing motivation to read
  • Reading more confidently
  • Ensuring kids return to school ready to learn (and avoid the “Summer Slide”)
  • Improvement of reading and vocabulary skills
  • Perceiving reading to be important

When is the 2020 Summer Reading Club?

Mark these dates on your calendar and check the library activity calendar for other Summer Reading Club activities:

Registration

 June 2 through August 1, 2020 | Register online in June

Start picking up reading prizes

 August 2020 | Salem Public Library at Broadway

Last day to submit online prize drawing tickets

 August 6, 2020 | Salem Public Library at Broadway

Prize drawing winners announced

August 13, 2020 | Salem Public Library at Broadway

Last day to pick up prizes

September 13, 2020 | Salem Public Library at Broadway

​What kinds of prizes?

Pre-readers (babies – preschool)

  • 20 days of listening earns a backpack and a free prize book

Kids (grades K–5)

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

  • 20 days of reading or listening earns a backpack, a free prize book, and 10 more prize drawing tickets.

  • Complete bonus activities to earn additional prize drawing tickets.

Teens (grades 6–12)

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

  • 10 additional hours of reading or listening earns a backpack, a free prize book, and 10 more prize drawing tickets.

  • Read on and earn 1 prize ticket per 10 hours read until the August Prize Drawing closes on Thursday, August 6.

  • Teens can also earn 1 prize ticket for the first time they participate in one of the Imagine Your Story Bonus Activities.

Adults

This summer, adults can earn tickets for prize drawings by reading or listening for 20 hours and completing six fun literary challenges! Earn a badge for each challenge and for every 10 hours of reading or listening. Everyone who completes the hours of reading and the challenges earns a free "Imagine Your Story" 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.

 

Youths and teens can earn tickets for prize drawings by signing up for the summer reading club and logging their hours. Take a peek at the prizes you can win and learn how to sign up online.

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