Children's Summer Reading Program

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Welcome to the 2020 Summer Reading Program 

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Starts June 1 through August 31. 

Register HERE.

For details, see the information below!

Pre-Reader through 5th Grade

Community Reading Goal

All minutes logged by children, teens and adults will count toward a shared reading goal.  We will be working toward a donation to our community Food Bank thanks to a generous donation from AECOM. 

Reading Badges

  • Log your time spent reading into your Richland Public Library BeanStack account. 
  • Optional:  log book titles, add reviews or picture reviews
  • You will begin earning badges, prizes and raffle tickets as you accumulate minutes beginning with 3 hours. 
  • At 6 hours, you will receive the $6 coupon for Adventures Underground paid for by the Friends of the Richland Public Library.
  • You can choose how to use your raffle tickets within your BeanStack  account.

Raffle Prizes

  • 12 inch Bikes
  • 16 inch Bikes 
  • $10 Gift Cards for Adventures Underground
  • $10 Gift Cards for the Rollarena  
  • Book Bundles
  • Guided Tour of the Library for up to 10 people
  • Special Edition 2020 Summer Reading Program Library Card (Must have library account to be eligible.)

Completion Badge

You will earn your completion badge and a pass for the George Prout Memorial Pool when you earn 3 badges but you can continue earning badges and raffle tickets throughout the summer.  

Other Badges (earn raffle tickets)

  • Turtle’s Travels (Print out the turtle and take a photo of him doing something you like to do!)
  • Art Fun (complete at least one)
    •         Draw a map of someplace you have been
    •         Roll a silly creature.
    •         Decorate a rock and hide it for someone to find.
    •         Draw a self portrait.  Make it as realistic or fun as you like. 
    •         Sketch Hunt
    •         Group Picture. What can you come up with as a group?


     Book Award Winners (read at least four)

  • Newbery Award
  • Caldecott Award
  • Coretta Scott king Award
  • Pura Belpre Award
  • Schneider Family Award
  • Mathical Award
  • 2021 Sasquatch Award nominee
  • 2021 Otter Award nominee
  • 2021 Children’s Choice Award nominee
  • Folk and Fairy Tales (read four folk or fairy tales)
  • Give Us Some Feedback (take our short survey) 
  • Just for Fun  (choose at least 1)  
  • Non-Fiction Reading  (choose at least 4)  
    • Read a book about space
    • Read a non-fiction graphic novel
    • Read a history book
    • Read a biography
    • Read a poetry book
    • Read a book about animals
    • Read a book about insects or spiders Read a book about another country
    • Read a book about volcanoes
    • Read a book about rocks and minerals
    • Read a book about sports


  • Sweater Weather  (choose at least 1)  
    • Learn to finger knit, crochet or knit and turn in a strand for Sweater Weather 2020.
    • Learn to make a tassel and turn one in for Sweater Weather 2020.


    We are Makers (choose at least 1)

    •  Make something from a craft book
    •  Make something from a cook book
    •  Do a science project
    •  Learn a magic trick
    •  Check out an origami book and fold something
    •  Check out a joke book.  Memorize one to share with your family and friends 

           We Love to Read  (choose at least 5)

  •         Read under a tree
  •         Read with a flashlight
  •         Read a book by a new to you author
  •         Read in a tent or fort
  •         Start a new series
  •         Read aloud to someone in your family
  •         Reread a favorite book
  •         Read two books by the same author 
  •         Read a graphic novel
  •         Read aloud to someone using a phone or computer

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