Summer Reading Program

PRE-REGISTER: JUNE 1, 2022


⭐️ SUMMER READING IS COMING SOON AND WE NEED YOUR HELP! ⭐️
We’ve created a wish list on Amazon of prizes and other things that we’d like to be able to offer to our participants.
⭐️ AMAZON WISH LIST ⭐️
We are fortunate to have amazing support from our community, with generous donations of items to be used as prizes. We created the Wish List to make it easy for those who would like to purchase prizes to easily do so and have them shipped directly to the library. You can also donate directly to the Library Summer Reading Fund either in-person or mail. Of course, you are also welcome to donate any item you’d like, even those not on this list. Just email us at vanessa.groholski@wlnonline.org
⭐️ We appreciate everyone’s support and generosity very much!! ⭐️

Program begins July 1-29, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Summer Reading webpage!

Get ready for a tidal wave of fun this summer at the Vandergrift Public Library!
Set sail on a sea of books as we embark on the “Oceans of Possibilities” with the Summer Reading Program July 1-29. Read books, win cool prizes and participate in exciting programs . To be eligible for prizes, you must be able to pick-up at the library.


Register here:  https://vandergriftpubliclibrary.beanstack.org/reader365 or download the APP.

Our summer reading program uses an online platform called Beanstack, where you will login/create an account, register and track your reading and activities. When you sign up, you can add multiple readers all under one account and it will automatically set each reader up with the appropriate reading challenge for their age.

-Summer reading is FREE!
-Easily keep track of your reading through Beanstack
-Earn digital badges
-Connect with other readers
-Go on adventures!
-Win prizes!

This year’s summer reading theme is “Oceans of Possibilities” where you’ll find reading challenges that encourage reading and include activities designed around the theme of ocean animals and tales. Each age group will have their own reading goal which upon completion, will earn a ticket into their grand prize drawing. There will be bi-weekly participation prize raffles for specific age groups too. All detailed information is outlined in your Beanstack Challenge.


How it works:

You have the option to take the program completely virtual with Beanstack or dive deep with your library with in-person activities. Paper logs are available upon request if Beanstack isn’t preferred. Paper logs will be available the last week of June at the circulation desk.

Ages 0-13 can earn tickets for our bi-weekly participation prize raffle and earn a chance at the grand prize raffle for each age group. Bingo activity cards and possibility pins will be used to track your participation. Bingo cards and possibility pins can be picked up at the library beginning June 30th.

Ages 14 through adult have many ticket chances towards their grand prize.

All the reading must be recorded on Beanstack by July 29th at 11:59pm. Paper logs are due no later than Friday, July 29th at 5:00pm.

Grand prizes will be awarded at the finale celebration on Monday, August 1, 2022.

Youth ages 0-13

Activity Participation Opportunities :
Throughout the summer, readers aged 0-13 can wade through a variety of programs inspired by the “Oceans of Possibilities” theme including in person programs at the library, storytime at the park, and at home activities. Each age group will have four ways to earn tickets for a bi-weekly participation raffle which will be pulled on July 14th & 28th. Winners will be notified by phone.

  1. BINGO: A bingo activity card will be available at the library for your child in order to encourage them to dive into reading and explore the possibilities all around them! There will be two bingo opportunities; once you have completed the first one, submit the card at the library to receive the second one. Each bingo card will earn a small incentive prize and one ticket for the bi-weekly participation prize raffle; one bingo per card.
  2. EVENTS: For each event you attend at the library or storytime in the park, you receive a starfish sticker for your possibility pin and a ticket into the bi-weekly participation raffle. All activities are required to be recorded at the circulation desk to earn your sticker and ticket. Possibility pins can be picked up at the library.
  3. HALFWAY: Once you reach your halfway mark for your specific reading goal, you earn a ticket into the participation raffle. We will be tracking that through Beanstack and will be adding your name into the prize automatically.
  4. TREASURE CHEST: Treasure chest bookmarks will be hidden inside books at our library from July 1-29th! Be sure to come into the Vandergrift Library and check books out! If you find a treasure chest in your book you will turn it into the front desk and get an extra ticket for a participation raffle.

    Grand Prize:
    Complete your entire reading goal for a chance to win the grand prize for your age group. A grand prize ticket is only earned by reaching the entire reading goal. Keep working on your challenge through July 29th. We will hold the grand prize drawing on Monday, August 1st at our End of Summer Reading Celebration.

Teens & Adults

Ages 14 -17: For every 2 hours you read, you earn a ticket into your grand prize raffle.

Grand Prize:
Complete your entire reading goal for a chance to win the grand prize for your age group. Keep working on your challenge through July 29th. We will hold the grand prize drawing on Monday, August 1st at our End of Summer Reading Celebration.

Ages 18+ : For every 3 hours you read, you earn a ticket into your grand prize raffle.

Grand Prize:
Complete your entire reading goal for a chance to win the grand prize for your age group. Keep working on your challenge through July 29th. We will hold the grand prize drawing on Monday, August 1st at our End of Summer Reading Celebration.

PROGRAMS: COMING SOON

Save the date: Thursday, June 30: Summer Reading Kick Off Event.
Registration will open the middle of June and will be announced on our webpage here and social media accounts.

We have a full schedule of planned in-person programs for July which includes weekly family night programs held on Thursdays, storytime in the park held on Tuesday mornings, Mad Science Pittsburgh and lots of other exciting programs! All programs will be in-person with registration required. Registration for in-person programs will be announced in July.

We’re so excited for you to join in!

PRIZES: COMING SOON

SPONSORS: COMING SOON

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