2020 Summer Reading Program Guide

Library dragon
drawing by Puput Wira Satya

Welcome to Baxter Memorial Library’s summer reading program! I’m Baxter, your helpful library dragon. Included in your packet are reading and writing challenges, lots of fun writing prompts, stickers, notebooks, magnetic bookmarks and more!

Do you have to do everything?  Of course not!  Pick and choose what looks most fun to you.  Do you like to color?  (There are some pretty cool coloring sheets.)  Maybe you prefer to draw.  (Did you see the create-your-own-books?  Or the blank comic strips?)  Or write.  (Check out the 100 crazy writing prompts!)   Hey, I’ve even included an invitation to a weekly virtual craft hour!

What about the usual reading log?  It’s here, too!  You can track any way you like! 

1. You can use the sticker sheet and small stickers that are included.  Write on the sticker sheet how much reading time each sticker stands for: 5 minutes, 10 minutes, a half hour – it’s up to you! 
2. You can write down the names of the books you read.
3. You can write down the names of the books you read and how long you read them.
4. You can draw a picture of each book you read.
5. You can take a photo of yourself with each book and send them to sharonbaxterlibrary@gmail.com.

Have another idea?  That probably works, too!

How do you get books from the library these days?  Curbside pickup!  Just call or email to let us know what books you want to read, and we’ll gather them up, get them ready for you, and put them on the porch for you to pick up.  Keep track, and at the end of the summer, turn in your reading log, and you’ll receive tickets that you can use to enter our end-of-summer raffle.

“How can I earn extra tickets?” I hear you asking.  (I have very good hearing.  I am a dragon, after all.)  Completing the reading challenge on the yellow sheet, or the writing challenge on the orange sheet will earn you extra tickets.  (Yes, yes, I hear you.  That writing challenge is huge!  Okay, even just completing a line – like in BINGO – will earn extra tickets.)  Use the create-your-own-books in the packet and earn extra tickets.   Or, maybe you have a better idea!  If it’s reading or writing related, it very well might earn you some extra tickets – just show me what you’ve got!

Now for the part you’ve been waiting for… the PRIZES!  The library will be raffling off some stellar prizes later this year, including lots of brand new books! At the end of the summer, you’ll be able to use your raffle tickets on whatever prizes you like most – maybe you’ll win!  More info on prizes will be coming soon.

Have fun reading and writing all summer long! If you need anything from me (another sticker log, some coloring pages, more books – you name it), just let me know.  A library dragon always loves to help.

Happy reading!