Summer Reading Program

WELCOME TO OUR 

2020 SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Due to COVID-19, we’re going to be doing our Summer Reading Program a little differently this year. All of our programming will be virtual - each week a Library Branch will be hosting two programs for their theme, one live (so you can talk to our expert guests and librarians during the program) and one recorded (to do whenever is convenient for you.) For our reading logs, we are trying out a new program called Beanstack - you’ll sign up (or we can sign you up over the phone), track your book goals, and then call in to claim your weekly prizes. You’ll also automatically be entered into a drawing if you do the reading log at any point during summer, and we will pick three winners from across the County for a gift card prize Sept 1!

So head on over to the section that interests you - and remember, you don’t have to do the reading log to join in for the hosted programs, and you can do the programs without doing the reading log. It’s up to you!

(VIRTUAL) PROGRAMS


Every week of July, one of our Library Branches will host two programs: one will be an interactive, live zoom meeting you can join in on, each week at a different time. There will also be a recorded video for a craft program that will be up by that Tuesday at 3pm. You may join in as many programs as you want - whether that week is hosted by your local branch or not, all are welcome.

If you would like to join one of the interactive, live programs, please email Lori at pclibc@psln.com or call her at (530) 258-2742 and let her know. (If you're interested, you can also be added to our newsletter too.) Because of zoom security issues, we will have to send out an email with the zoom information only to people on the list. You can request to be added to the list at any point during July.  

July 6th - July 11th


Quincy Branch will be kicking this summer off with Butterflies and Bugs: Life Cycles.

The interactive live programming has already passed, but you can still check out the recorded version of Butterflies & Bugs: My How We Have Changed! by clicking this link.  You can also read the information she shares in the video here.

The recorded video for Let's Build a Butterfly (craft project) is available here.  For the craft you will need a Popsicle stick, crayons or color pencils or markers, glue, scissors, and decorations like pom-poms. You can print out the template here.


July 13th - July 18th


Greenville Branch will host this week - Paws for Reading.

The interactive live programming has already passed, but you can still check out the recorded version of Paws Adventure by clicking this link.  You can also read the information she shares in the video here.

The recorded video for Pawsome Bookmark is available here.  For the craft, you will need a ruler, pencil or pen, crayons or markers or color pencils, scissors, and cardboard (you can use a cereal box) or heavy paper.


July 20th - July 25th


Chester Branch will host this week - A River of Fun.

The interactive live programming has already passed.

The recorded video for Reading on the River With Lori and Friends: A Reader's Theatre is available here.


July 27th - August 1st


Portola Branch will host this week - Be Creative.

The interactive live programming has already passed, but you can still check out the recorded version of Perfect Square by clicking this link.  For the craft, you will need: (colorful) magazine pages or construction paper, scissors, glue, a hole punch is optional, and a blank piece of paper.

The recorded video for Learning Origami (craft project) is available here.  For the craft you will need paper and scissors. (If you don't have colored paper, you may want to color it with markers/color pencils/crayons before folding.)  You can always find a lot more videos of various levels of difficulty online. Check out some other examples of things that have been made.

READING LOGS


The CA State Library is helping us try out a digital reading log called Beanstack. If you have any issues signing up online, you can always call your local branch and we can sign you up / track your reading instead. Click here for written instructions and click here to watch a recorded video on how to sign up. This will go live Tues July 7th and will continue until August 30th.

Every week, you'll need to enter your books in the reading log - click here to get to Beanstack. (You can enter them throughout the week, or you can do them all at once for that week.) You'll get badges based on the number of books you've read. You will get one prize per week, not per badge; every patron has a different reading goal in mind for their week and the badges reflect that. Once you've entered in your books (we just need the total number, but you can also add titles/authors and reviews of the books you've read), go ahead and give us a call; we'll double check your badges and set up an appointment for you to come pick up your prize. (If you want, you'll also be able to put books on hold and pick those up at the same time.)  Each Branch has a different prize list - please check out your branch's prize list and let us know which prize you want when you make your appointment. We will do our best to keep the prize lists up to date, and if we run out of a specific prize before our list updates we will let you know over the phone and you can pick a different one. (You may want to have a second choice ready just in case.)  

(Please note it is one prize per week. You may not enter in three weeks' worth of reading logs and get three prizes. If you are not able to pick-up the prizes due to health or other concerns, please let us know and we will work out a way for you to still get your prize.)

You'll also automatically be entered into a drawing if you do the reading log at any point during summer, and we will pick three winners from across the County for a gift card prize Sept 1!

 

Please click on your local branch to see the prize list:

  1. Quincy Prizes
  2. Greenville Prizes
  3. Chester Prizes
  4. Portola Prizes

Quincy Prizes

Current as of July 2 2020

  • Little Dino Bubble Bottles
  • Squirt Toys
  • Mesh-Covered Mini Bright Bead Stress Balls
  • Die Cast Race Cars
  • Sticky Toy
  • Knitted Kickball
  • A Surprise “Super” Toy – you may get an airplane, a bouncy ball, a spinning top, or something else!
  • Ink stamp that says “I Love to Read”
  • Monster Face Mini Spiral Notepad
  • DIY Wood 3D Dinosaur