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Summer Reading Club
Summer Reading Challenges – May 30 to July 22
Sponsored by JE Dunn
Sign up for the Children’s, Teen, or Adult reading challenge this summer using Beanstack, our online reading tracker.
1. Register each reader using the Beanstack website or mobile app:
2. Log your reading minutes and activities online. Books, audiobooks, newspapers, and magazines all count for reading minutes.
3. Earn tickets to enter into prize drawings.
Summer Reading for Children
- Ages: 0 to 12 years
- For every 100 minutes they read, kids will receive a virtual ticket to enter for a chance to win the prize of their choice.
- Once kids reach the first 100 minutes milestone, they are eligible to pick up a swag bag at the Kids Desk, while supplies last.
Summer Reading for Teens
- Ages: 13 to 17 years
- Teens earn a virtual prize drawing ticket for every 200 minutes read.
- Once teens reach the first 200 minute milestone, they are eligible to pick up a swag bag the Kids Desk, while supplies last.
Summer Reading for Adults
- Ages: 18+ years
- Adults earn a virtual prize drawing ticket for every 200 minutes read.
- Starting May 30, adults that register for the challenge are eligible to pick up a swag bag at the Information Desk, while supplies last.
- All reading minutes must be recorded before Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
- All virtual tickets must be submitted before Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Optional - Print a Paper Form
See the Event Calendar for a full list of summer events.
Kick Off Event: Big Time Bubble Foam Party on May 30
Closing Event: Star Party on July 22
Music & Dance
- West African Music with Aboubacar Sylla
- Ed Miller’s Songs of Scotland
- Drum Performance with Austin Taiko
- Classical Indian Dance Performance
Special Presentations for Adults
- Victorian Fairies & Ghosts
- Green Thumbs Up Gardening
- Exploring the Unexplained with Austin Paranormal Investigators
- Cowboy Ken
- Mr. Johnny and Friends
- Elizabeth Kahura
- BK Bones: Dinosaurs or Not?
- Ramblin’ Rita’s Texas Tales
Workshops & Crafts
- Improv for Tweens & Teens
- Tween Juggling Workshop
- Teen Galaxy Painting
- Family Craft Night