Summer Reading 2020 

Summer Spotlight Summer Reading Program

Celebrate a season of reading with Summer Spotlight At Home Edition:
Saturday, June 6 – Saturday, September 5, 2020
For ages birth - 18



Summer Spotlight 2020 update: We’re planning an entire summer of exciting at-home events and mail-out/pickup options for you and your family all summer long. 
  • Request a Summer Spotlight at Home packet complete with an age-specific 16-page activity book and reading log, at-home projects, and incentives, all customized to your child's age range. Packets will be mailed out beginning June 6th; if pickup options are available we will share those no later than June 1st. If pickup options are not available, all packets will be delivered by US mail. One packet per child; limited to families in our library service area. 
  • Check back here starting May 15th for more details on the schedule of events including virtual performances (including library staff and some favorite performers), weekly online activities, mail-out and pickup events such as arts workshops and escape rooms  
  • How to enter our summer prize drawings for Barnes and Noble gift cards

Why Participate

Engaging in learning activities this summer will get your kids ready to go back to school in the fall *fingers crossed*. Summer Spotlight At Home features many fun and educational screen-free and real life activities. Get the most out of your summer by requesting your Summer Spotlight at Home packet.

How To Participate 

Summer Spotlight At Home Paper Packet

Fill out this online form to request a Summer Spotlight at Home packet complete with an age-specific activity book and reading log, at-home projects, and incentives. Packets will be mailed out beginning June 6th; if pickup options are available we will share those no later than June 1st. If pickup options are not available, all packets will be delivered by US mail. 

Online Reading Log Option

Hosted by Beanstack, Summer Spotlight Online is an easy way to track your reading all summer long. Stay motivated with virtual badges and be entered into the same prize drawing. 

Grownups: There will be an online reading challenge so that you can read (and compete) along with your kids.  

Events


UPDATED 5/14: To see all Summer Spotlight at Home events, visit our events page. We will also be offering additional arts workshops, mail-out escape rooms, and other opportunities. For announcements about these opportunities as they are scheduled, sign up for our Kids, Teens, and Families Newsletter (All in-library events are canceled through the end of August).

This summer, we will be posting new content each weekday. As we get closer to summer, we will be adding links to these exciting events!
Monday Spotlight Storytimes featuring staff, some favorite performers, and some family pets
Tuesday Family Trivia based on our Summer Spotlight at Home weekly theme
Wednesday    Workout Wednesday - help Silver Medal Sarah go for the gold with a variety of physical activities to try from wherever you are this summer
Thursday Special Performances featuring - some of our favorites including Lalo's Lunchbox, the Jolly Pops, and more
Friday Friday Science Fun! - explore a different science concept with some Professor Prchal and library staff
Saturday & Sunday Family Fun Break - each week we'll have a family challenge for you to complete together. We may even ask you to share a photo of the results!

Youth Volunteers


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the library's Spotlight Crew. We're sorry; we are unable run our Spotlight Crew program this summer. Sign up to receive our Summer Spotlight At Home Teen Packet for other ideas on how to help in your community. 

Newsletter


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