Once Upon a Summer Reading Goes Virtual

Once Upon a Summer Reading Goes Virtual

Due to the unknowns surrounding COVID-19 and gatherings of large groups, we will be hosting our 2020 Summer Reading Program online using BeanStack, a virtual Summer Reading website and software.

This year’s Summer Reading theme, Once Upon a Summer Reading, will focus on the magic of reading with programs, challenges and prizes.

Starting June 1st, participants can register for challenges based on their ages. For each challenge you complete, you will receive a badge and the more badges you get, the closer you get to winning prizes! You will also receive tickets for certain challenges you complete, which can be entered into different drawings for gift cards to local businesses in Saline County.

For completing day 10, you will receive a book bag to help kickstart our plastic bag-free campaign. For day 25, you will receive a Summer Reading 2020 t-shirt and for day 40, you have the choice of receiving a Saline County Library water bottle or book bucks for the Friends of the Library Used Bookstore.

We will also be hosting weekly programs for each age group with a mixture of Facebook live and recorded video programs, and private Zoom calls to allow children and their families to interact with our librarians. The full schedule is as follows:

All Ages

Special Performers – Mondays at 3:00 PM
Performers will vary between Facebook, Zoom and the SCL website.

Ages 0-5

Storytime on Zoom – Mondays at 10:30 AM

Storytime on Facebook – Fridays at 10:30 AM

Ages 6-12

Fairytale Steam Team Stories on Facebook – Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Fairytale Steam Team on Zoom – Wednesdays at 3:00 PM

Cuentos y Cánticos on Facebook – Fridays at 3:00 PM

Harry Potter Book Club on Zoom – Saturdays at 3:00 PM

Ages 13-18

Hang out with Mrs. Jenn and Mr. Brett on Discord – Tuesdays at 3:00 PM

Teen Gaming – Thursdays at 3:00 PM

Ages 18 +

Trivia on Facebook LIVE – Tuesdays at 8:30 PM

Adult Gaming on Facebook – Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Game Show on Facebook LIVE – Wednesdays at 8:30 PM

SCL Crafts on Facebook – Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Table Talk/Fact or Fiction on Facebook LIVE – Fridays at 8:30 PM
Each week will alternate between Table Talk and Fact or Fiction.

Cooking with SCL on Facebook – Saturdays at 10:30 AM

We will be posting detailed schedules, including a calendar and links to register for events, on our Facebook page and website in the coming weeks. We will also post instructions and a link to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenges on BeanStack.

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