Summer Reading – 2019


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until 2019 Summer Reading: A Universe of Stories!

  • Online registration is open.
  • Reading starts the day after Memorial Day.
  • Prize Pick-up starts the first Monday in June.
  • Prize Pick-up, the Bead Bank, and Grand Prize Boxes close at 8p.m. on the last Wednesday in July.
  • Grand Prize winners are drawn at the Reader Reward Show.
  • Grand Prize winners will be notified by phone by 5 p.m. on the last Friday of July.
  • Grand Prizes may be picked up starting 9a.m. on the last Saturday of July and for two weeks after that.

Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers

Newborn to preK (not entering Kindergarten in Fall)

  • Use the website or the free Beanstack app to track reading and literacy activities. Everything is online!
  • Register online – just register yourself to establish your family account then quickly add each child:  name, age, and fall school/grade! Earn frozen custard & coupons from our Sponsors. Fall grade for this program must be Babies & Toddlers or Preschool.
  • Earn at least 10 Badges to receive BUBBLES and a Certificate.
  • Earn Logging Badges to win a free book!
  • Earn Activity Badges as you read, sing, talk, write, and play with your child. Choose the badge level that fits your child best: Baby, Toddler, or Preschooler.
  • Get a Code Word at Story Time to earn weekly Activity Badges. Summer Story Times are held at the Mason Community Center and at Cottell Park.
  • Each Badge earned gives you another Ticket to place in your choice of our Online Grand Prize Drawings. No more hand writing slip after slip. Use the Beanstack app or login online to enter each Ticket in the Drawing of your choice.
  • Preschoolers are invited to build Reading Necklaces like the older children. They earn Big Beads by attending Story Times and by earning Logging Badges.

Baby, Toddler, & Preschooler “How To” Flyer & Calendar (updated 5/9/19)

optional Book Tracker for Home Use

Baby, Toddler, & Preschooler Prize List

Beanstack app (iOS)

Beanstack app (Android)

Children

entering Kindergarten through Grade 6

  • Register online – just name, birthdate, and FALL school & grade!
  • Pick up a Reading Log & your Reading Necklace with its collectible Summer Reading medallion at the library.
  • Read or listen to stories anywhere in the world. You earn one solid color bead for every 15 minutes. Mark your reading on your Reading Log.
  • Bring your Reading Log and Reading Necklace to the library to collect your prizes. Trade in your solid beads for fancy beads at the Bead Bank.
  • Put your Prize Slips in the Grand Prize Boxes for a chance to win one of many Grand Prizes.

Need MORE beads and Grand Prize Slips? 

  • Attend the library’s STEM Story Times and Movies. Collect a Bonus Bead and a Grand Prize Slip  at each STEM Story Time or Movie you attend.
  • Reading more than 30 minutes a day, five days a week? You may be an Extreme Reader! If you’d like, you can continue recording reading time (up to 200 hours!) on an Extreme Reading Log after you have completed your first 20 hours. Work with your parent to set a goal for the summer and earn additional Beads and Prize Slips.
  • The Mason PTO and Culver’s reward Mason students participating in our Reading Challenge. Parents must reply Yes during Registration to give us permission to share data with the school. MECC students reading 20 hours or more will be recognized on a bulletin board in the Fall. MECC, ME, and MI Students reading 32 hours or more will be invited to an Ice Cream Sunday party at school in the fall.

Grand prizes typically include event tickets, an Echo Dot, a Kindle Fire tablet, a Lego set,  a Lazer Kraze gift card, Kings Island tickets, and more!

 

Elementary “How To” Flyer & Calendar (updated 5/9/19)

Reading Log (0-20 hours)

Extreme Reading Log (20-200 hours)

Children’s Grand Prize List

Teens

entering Grades 7 through 12

  • Use the website or the free Beanstack app to track reading and literacy activities. Everything is online!
  • Register online -name, age, and fall school/grade! Fall grade for this program must be Grade 7 – 12.
  • Earn at least 10 Badges then visit the library to choose your Prize: a Star Magnet Sculpture, a Book Light, a glowing USB Car Charger, or a Free Book. Prizes are available for pick up 6/4 – 7/31 while supplies last.
  • Earn Logging Badges to win a free book!
  • Earn Activity and Review Badges.
  • Each Badge earned gives you another Ticket to place in your choice of our Online Grand Prize Drawings. No more hand writing slip after slip. Use the Beanstack app or login online to enter each Ticket in the Drawing of your choice.

Grand prizes include $100 Visa gift card,  Kings Island ticket, Kindle Fire, Echo Dot, LazerKraze gift cards, and more.

Teen Flyer & Teen Events

Teen Grand Prizes

Beanstack app (iOS)

Beanstack app (Android)

Thanks to our 2019 partners, Deerfield Township and the City of Mason, and to the many local businesses and organizations that have sponsored or made donations to our children’s and teen’s summer reading program: Acting Up, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Chipotlie, Crème de la Crème, Culver’s of Mason, Kings Island, Kings Local School District, Kiwanis of Mason, LazerKraze, Tricia McCaffery/Usborne Books, Mason City Schools, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, UDF,  and the Volunteer Friends of the Mason Public Library

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