Summer Reading Challenges 2021

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TD Summer Reading Club

Summer has arrived and the Township of Russell Public Library invites YOU to register, participate, read, and win cool prizes!

What is the TD Summer Reading Club?
The TD Summer Reading Club is Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages, interests and abilities. This free Club is offered at more than 2,000 public libraries across Canada, as well as online. The Club celebrates Canadian authors, illustrators and stories, and inspires kids to explore the fun of reading their way. This is key to building a lifelong love of reading. There’s something for everyone, including kids with print disabilities as well as pre-schoolers and their families.

New Additions this Summer:

  • Our Summer Reading Challenges will be offered in two formats:
    a) Online on our Beanstack page
    b) A paper format with a reading log
     
  • We have added TWO new age categories (Pre-Reader & Adult)
  • We have a Sister Library! Through the TD Summer Reading Club, our Library has been paired up with Bibliothèque Régionale Jolys Public Library in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba. We will be working together this summer to bring our patrons double the activities and double the fun. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting opportunity!

Where to find them:
Website – http://www.jrlibrary.mb.ca
Facebook – @BibliothequeRegionaleJolys
Instagram – @jolys_regional
TikTok – @jolys_regional

Ways to Participate in the Summer Reading Challenges

-Beanstack is a web-based reading challenge software
-It allows you to easily track your reading and earn badges & tickets for chances to win prizes
-It is available to download as an app for your device or for use on a desktop

-Go to our Beanstack website
-Click on “Register an Individual or Family”
-Fill in your info! Beanstack allows families to be linked together, so all family members can be accessed with one login
-Watch this video

If you made an account last summer, there’s no need to make a new account but you may want to log in and update your information

Beanstack (Helpful Videos)

How to create an account
Register as an individual account creator and/or add readers (if applicable)

How to view and participate in challenges
Select a challenge based on age and preferred language.

How to log reading
Anyone participating in the TD Summer Reading Club Challenges will need to log their hours read (or hours read to for Pre-Readers).

How to log activities
Anyone participating in the Adult Summer Reading Challenge will be logging activities that correspond to the suggested reading prompts. You must type the title and the author in order to unlock the badge and receive a ticket.

-No problem! Complete a Beanstack Offline Account form, and the Library staff will create an offline account for you.
-You will have to use a Reading Log (choose one according to age) in order for the Library to track your reading.
-If you are using a Reading Log, you must show it to a staff member by Friday at 5 PM in order to be entered into our weekly draws (this does not apply to the Adult Summer Reading Challenge).
-All of the forms are available on this page and at the Library.

The Summer Reading Challenges

  • We challenge Pre-Readers to read or be read to for 10 hours
  • 1 hour = 1 ticket for the final prize ($50 Indigo gift card) max. 10 entries
  • Weekly draws for $10 gift cards to a local business for logging your reading each week (by Friday at 5 PM)
  • 1 winner per branch
  • Register on Beanstack OR
  • Use the Pre-Reader Reading Log
  • We challenge School-Age & Teens to read for 50 hours
  • 1 hour = 1 ticket for the final prize ($100 Indigo gift card) max. 50 entries
  • Weekly draws for $20 gift cards to a local business for logging your reading each week (by Friday at 5 PM)
  • 1 winner per branch
  • Register on Beanstack OR
  • Use the School-Age Reading Log
  • We challenge School-Age & Teens to read for 50 hours
  • 1 hour = 1 ticket for the final prize ($100 Indigo gift card) max. 50 entries
  • Weekly draws for $20 gift cards to a local business for logging your reading each week (by Friday at 5 PM)
  • 1 winner per branch
  • Register on Beanstack OR
  • Use the Teen Reading Log
  • We challenge Adults to read 15 books by following the suggested categories
  • 1 book = 1 ticket for the final prize ($50 Beyond the House gift card)
  • 1 winner between both branches
  • Books are to be read between the challenge dates (July 5-August 21)
  • You may not use the same book for multiple categories
  • Register on Beanstack OR
  • Use the Adult Reading Log

Make sure to:
TD Summer Reading Club - Show us your reading log each week (by Friday at 5 PM) in order to be entered into our weekly draws for $20 & $10 gift cards to local businesses! 
Summer Reading Challenge for Adults – Show us your Reading Log at any time or wait until you complete the form before submitting it. Each book read is a ticket in the draw for the final prize!
Beanstack Users - Make sure to place your tickets in the draw on the "Ticket Drawings" page in order to be entered for a chance to win the final prize.

Save the Dates

  • Registration begins on June 15th
  • All challenges begin on July 5th and end on August 21st
  • You can register for the Summer Reading Challenges all summer long!
  • If you are registered in any of the TD Summer Reading Club challenges, drop by the Library to pick up your registration kit (there are freebies!)
  • Register your reading on Beanstack or show us your Reading Logs by Friday at 5:00 pm each week.
  • Weekly winners will be announced the following Monday at 11:30 am.
  • Grand prize winners will be announced on Monday, August 23rd at 11:30 am.

HAPPY READING!



Click HERE to view our Summer 2021 programs and events


The TD Summer reading club is sponsored by the Friends of the Library