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Adventure Begins At Your Library
June 1st - August 17th
2024 All Ages Summer Reading Experience

Kent County Public Library invites everyone to join the 2024 Adventure Begins at Your Library summer reading experience!

KCPL’s summer reading experience includes reading challenges for all ages – babies through adults – as well as 8 weeks full of programs and events. Everyone who joins us will have opportunities to win prizes, create connections, and celebrate reading.

We welcome all levels of participation! Register for a reading challenge, then spend the summer reading whatever you choose while logging reading minutes to win prizes and to contribute to KCPL’s collaborative summer reading goal. Join us for a single event or come to programs every week to try new things, get creative, learn amazing information, and more.

Details about our collaborative summer reading goal and how to register for a reading challenge are below! Information about all the summer events, including locations and links for registration, can be found in our online calendar.

2024 Collaborative Summer Reading Goal

In 2023, Kent County Public Library’s summer reading goal was 850,000 minutes and the response was fantastic – hundreds of readers of all ages participated and they logged 911,021 minutes!

This year we’re going bigger. We have added to the summer reading goal and are challenging our community to the collective, collaborative goal of reading 1,000,000 minutes.

To reach this goal, we need the whole community to help!


Why Is Summer Reading Important for Kids?

While all ages are invited to join the fun, participating in KCPL’s summer reading experience can help kids start the next school year ready to pick up where they left off instead of needing to re-learn skills and information due to the "summer slide."



Adventure Begins At Your Library
How to Register for a Summer Reading Challenge
Online Registration

Register online via Beanstack starting June 1st.

Already have an account? Sign in and available challenges for your age group will be listed.

Don't have an account yet? It's easy to set up a free Beanstack account. If you need help, please ask any library staff member.

After you’ve registered, don’t forget to join us at a Summer Reading Kickoff Event to pick up a swag bag of summer goodies, including a free Adventure Begins at Your Library t-shirt (available while supplies last).

In-Person Registration

Register in-person at any KCPL location, whenever the library is open, starting June 1st.

After you’ve registered, don’t forget to join us at a Summer Reading Kickoff Event to pick up a swag bag of summer goodies, including a free Adventure Begins at Your Library t-shirt (available while supplies last).

Join us at a kickoff event on June 21st at the Rock Hall Civic Center, June 23rd at our North County Branch in Galena, or June 24th at our Chestertown Branch to register for summer reading, get a printed reading log, and to pick up a swag bag of summer goodies, including a free Adventure Begins at Your Library t-shirt (available while supplies last).



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Instrucciones para registrarse en línea usando Beanstack

Visite: Beanstack

Obtenga incentivos registrando la lectura y completando actividades.

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Complete horas de lectura o actividades y gana recompensas.

Para más detalles:

Si prefiere registrar la lectura en papel y no en línea, visite cualquier biblioteca pública en Kent County para recibir un registro. Visite nuestro calendario de eventos para información sobre todas las actividades de este verano para niños, adolescentes y adultos.


Track Your Reading Minutes

The race toward 1,000,000 minutes starts on June 1st! This is the day you can start tracking your reading minutes.

Minutes can be tracked online using Beanstack or on a paper log sheet you can pick up at any KCPL location starting on June 1st.

The more you read and log your reading minutes, the more chances you have to earn prizes for yourself and to help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 minutes read by the community! If you're reading aloud together as a family or group, remember that each person can log those minutes for their own challenge.

All minutes must be submitted to KCPL by August 10th, 2024 to be counted!

To make sure your minutes are counted, share your paper reading log with library staff by the time the library closes on August 10th or enter your minutes into the Beanstack app by 11:59pm.

At our Summer Reading Finale on August 17th, we'll announce whether or not we've hit the 1,000,000 minutes read goal!

Beanstack Mobile App

If you’re logging your minutes online, check out the Beanstack app!

The Beanstack app is available for all mobile devices. Find it in the App Store or on Google Play.



How to Complete Your Challenge
Young Children
Early Literacy logo
  1. Keep track of how many minutes you read.
  2. Earn prizes along the way.
  3. Earn tickets for big end of summer raffle prizes for every hour read - the more you read, the more you earn!.
  4. Join us at the end of summer finale events for the announcement of raffle winners! You do not need to be present to win.
Older Children
Children logo
  1. Keep track of how many minutes you read.
  2. Earn prizes along the way.
  3. Earn tickets for big end of summer raffle prizes for every hour read - the more you read, the more you earn!.
  4. Join us at the end of summer finale events for the announcement of raffle winners! You do not need to be present to win.
Teens
Teen logo
  1. Keep track of how many minutes you read.
  2. Earn tickets for big end of summer raffle prizes for every hour read - the more you read, the more you earn!
  3. Join us at the end of summer finale events for the announcement of raffle winners! You do not need to be present to win.
Adults
Adult logo
  1. Keep track of how many minutes you read.
  2. Earn tickets for big end of summer raffle prizes for every hour read - the more you read, the more you earn!
  3. Join us at the end of summer finale events for the announcement of raffle winners! You do not need to be present to win.