It’s time for summer reading!
Here’s what’s happening at Ilsley Public Library (stop in to sign up):
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Calendar Sticker Chart for birth – 3rd grade: Place a sticker on each day that you read together. 20 stickers = a coupon for Haymaker Bun Co. 40 stickers = a second coupon!
BINGO Sheet for 4th & 5th grade: Pick a reading challenge, and record the titles you read. 5 books read = a coupon for Haymaker Bun Co. Earn up to 3 prizes over the course of the summer
BINGO Sheet and Reading List for Middle/High School: Challenge yourself to read outside your comfort zone! 5 books read = Middlebury Money or coupon for Haymaker Bun Co.BUILD A FAMILY LIBRARY HABIT
Every time an adult brings their child(ren) in to the library they can fill out a raffle ticket at the youth desk. A different prize will be raffled off each week!
Here’s what’s happening at Bixby Library:
Every year from June 1st-August 31st, kids ages pre-K to Grade 8 can participate in the Summer Reading program, Booked for Bikes! Sign up for the challenge on Beanstack. Log every 20 minutes of reading on Beanstack. After logging five entries, you will be entered into the drawing to win the Grand Prize for a bike or a Kindle! Every entry also enters you into our weekly drawings to win prizes! This program is made possible through a longstanding partnership with the Rotary.
And here’s the drill at Lawrence Memorial Library:
Enter the books you read into this form and automatically get entered into a weekly raffle. The more you read, the better chance you have at winning! Drawings are every Wednesday, June 28 through August 31.
GOOD CITIZEN CHALLENGE
All Vermont K-8th-graders can participate in the Good Citizen Challenge throughout the summer. Think of it as “civics bingo.”
This summer’s Good Citizen Challenge asks participants to learn about their communities — and current events — and find ways to lend a hand.
Complete the Challenge for a chance to win a $100 gift card to Phoenix Books and a FREE trip for two to Washington, D.C., from Milne Travel! All who finish the Challenge will receive a Good Citizen sticker and patch, a pocket-size U.S. Constitution, and an invitation to a VIP reception at the Vermont Statehouse this fall.
NEW: The library that helps the most K-8 students finish the Challenge and the library whose participants submit the highest quality work will each win a $500 cash prize — funded by a grant from Vermont Humanities — to be used to promote civic-themed resources or programming.
VENTURE VERMONT OUTDOOR CHALLENGE
Each year Vermont State Parks holds a summer-long outdoor scavenger hunt, of sorts, that gives kids a chance to win a free season pass to all its parks. This year will be the last summer for the Venture Vermont Challenge.
Here’s how it works:
1. Do fun outdoor activities listed on the score sheet before October 15, 2023.
2. Make sure you take (or someone else takes) a photo of you completing each task.
3. When you reach 250 points, submit your score sheet and clearly named photos describing which activities are shown.
4. Receive a VIP coin, good for free state park entry for rest of this year and all of next!