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Summer Reading 2023

Summer Reading 2023

Summer at the Library 2023: Reading, Recreation, and Reward
June 24th - August 12th

Find your voice with our Summer at the Library Program. We have reading challenges and programs for kids, teens, and adults so the whole family can participate! 

Prevent summer learning loss by participating in our summer reading program!

Use our reading platform, Beanstack, to log your summer reading. Beanstack is available online, or download the app for your iOS or Android phone to sign up, join challenges, and log reading even faster. Beanstack automatically offers you all the active programs for which you are eligible. This summer, we are offering three reading challenges and one all-ages activity challenge. 
Summer challenges

Logging with Beanstack 

Beanstack Website 
* Log on to Beanstack. You can find the link on our website, or just go to stafford Bookmark the page. 

* Click the Purple LOG READING button in the upper left corner. 
* Who do you want to log for? Choose reader from the drop down menu
* Click log minutes 
* Select a date
*Enter title of book
* Enter time spent reading
* Click the purple LOG READING button at the bottom.

Beanstack moblie app
*Click green + button at the bottom
*Click Reading
*Select reader or readers to log for
*Click purple choose readers button

Two options - log with title or without title

Log with title 
*To log with a title enter the title in the search bar or click the button to scan the ISBN 
*When book pops up click green save button
*Click Log reading button (center) Never ever click quick complete
*Enter minutes 
*Click done

Log Without Title
* Click green +
* Click Reading
* Choose reader
* Click green Log Without a Title button
*Enter minutes read
*Click done

Join us as we celebrate the start of Summer at the Library 2023!! We're having a fun field day with lots of activities, including a bounce house, face painting, henna for teens, giant lawn games, snacks, and more! The fun begins at 11 am on June 24th. 
Kickoff 2023

We have a great lineup of summer programming, including:
The Birth of Rock and Roll: The Songs that Defined an Era - Tuesday, July 11th @ 6 pm
Princess Visit - Friday, July 14th @ 11 am
Rock Painting - Tuesday, July 18th @ 6 pm
Riverside Reptiles - Saturday, July 29th @ 11 am
Show & Tell for Grown-Ups - Tuesday, August 1st @ 6 pm
Toto the Tornado Kitten - Tuesday, August 8th @ 6 pm
Ice Cream Social - Saturday, August 12th @ 1 pm

Monday Matinees - Mondays @ 2 pm, June 26th - August 7th
Intro to ASL for teens - Mondays @ 6:30 pm July 10th -31st
Pop Art - Tuesdays @ 2 pm, June 27th - August 8th

Be sure to visit our events calendar for more details and to register for programs. 

For every hour of reading logged in Beanstack, you will earn a small prize and a digital raffle ticket for our amazing raffle prizes!

Summer at the Library is sponsored by The Friends of the Stafford Library. Thank you to the Friends and the businesses below who donated prizes.