Summer Reading Program Kickoff Party! Thursday, June 2nd from 4PM-6PM!
Join us at Heritage Park in Coldwater to kickoff our Summer Reading Program! There will be games, crafts, food from Carey's Bakery Food Truck, a drawing class with Jonny Hawkins, and more!
It's O-"fish" al! - Summer Reading 2022 - Oceans of Possibilities is here! Get ready to make a splash during the Branch District Library's annual Summer Reading Program for all ages! Join us for oceans of fun as we have some turtle-y awesome things happening from Monday, June 6 until Saturday, July 30. Children, Teens, and Adults can complete activities for the chance to win cool prizes, attend fun programs, and enjoy an awesome Summer Reading Program!
Registration is OPEN NOW online or with the Beanstack App on your tablet or smartphone. Start tracking your reading activities on June 6 and complete everything by July 30 for the chance to win amazing grand prizes! A paper reading tracker (for all ages) is available at any branch of the library or to download (coming soon).
Here's what to do:
- Find great books to read or listen to that will complete the required 10 activities for your age group (children, teens, or adults). Try our catalog, Hoopla, or Libby!
- Sign up for Beanstack and complete your activities online, or use the paper reading tracker.
- Try our weekly grab & go craft kits to take the library home with you! New kits are announced weekly on our Facebook page.
- Register and attend great programs and events. In-person programming is back and programs will be held outside.
- Need some help with the reading challenges? We got you covered!
All paper reading trackers must be returned to a Branch (you can put them in our outside dropboxes!) no later than Saturday, July 30. Please make sure you have completed the activities in Beanstack as well. You can also submit your reading tracker by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 1 for the Grand Prize winners. All prizes must be picked up no later than Friday, August 5, 2022.
2022 Grand Prizes:
Children will have prizes for 3 age groups (1 winner at each branch):
0-3: The Snail & the Whale board book & Whale Plush
4-8: Ocean Animals for Kids: A Junior Scientist’s Guide & 3D Turtle Diamond Painting Kit
9-12: Beyond the Bright Sea & a Narwhal Plush
Teens will have the opportunity to win one of five grand prizes at every single branch!
Option 1: Stream an all-nighter! This contains a Hamburger Squishmallow, $25 Netflix Gift Card, & Popcornopolois!
Option 2: Back to School! This package contains a 128 GB USB Flash Drive, 24 Pack of Mechanical Pencils, 4 Pack of Highlighters, Water Bottle, 14 Pack of Inkjoy Gel Pens, 24 Pack of Black Ink Pens, & Post-It Tabs!
Option 3: The Creative Spirit! This contains a Graphite Sketch Pencil, 72-Color Colored Pencils, and a 3D Doodler Create Pen with 48 Plastic Strands!
Option 4: Future Viral Star! The package includes a 10" Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand and Phone Holder, 50 ft LED lights, and a 300 piece cute Aesthetic Vinyl Sticker Pack!
Option 5: The Book Worm! This contains a Kindle Fire 7, and a 12 Pack of Magnetic Bookmarks!
Adults will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a $50 Meijer gift card! A winner at every branch!
Prize flyer coming soon!
2022 Coloring Contest
Everyone can join in our district-wide coloring contest, and there will be three age groups to choose from. Ages 0-8, 9-12, and 13 and above. Color our special ocean-themed coloring page and return to any library branch by July 2 for a chance to win a prize. Your picture will be on display at the library during our Summer Reading Program! One picture will be selected from each age group to win a Summer goodie basket.
Questions? Email srp@BranchDistrictLibrary.org or contact your local branch!