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SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2022

Summer Reading is now on Beanstack! Beanstack is a web and mobile app that makes tracking reading easy and fun! Register online or at the library starting June 1. Summer Reading is open to all ages. Everyone who registers gets a free book. Read and complete activities to earn rewards.

Download the Beanstack Tracker App from your app store, or go to https://buchanan.beanstack.org to get started!

YOUTH SUMMER READING

Join the Buchanan District Library to explore an Ocean of Possibilities this summer and be rewarded for reading! Track your reading from June 10 through July 30 using Beanstack or a paper log (Stop by the library to pick up paper log. One sticker or colored-in circle equals 60 minutes read). Badges will be awarded for reading and for completing activities. Badges are redeemable for Reading Rewards starting June 17. Redeem them each week or save them up for a bigger Reward! Last day to log progress is July 30. Last day to redeem Rewards will be August 13.

Awards for 1st , 2nd, 3rd place, and Top Reader will be presented in each age category: 

 0-4 years old
5-8 years old
9-12 years old
13-17 years old 

The Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, August 4 at 12:00pm on the Common Stage.

Contact Programming Coordinator Jen Munoz at 269-695-3681 or j.munoz@buchananlibrary.com for more information.

Thank you to the Buchanan Masons for sponsoring our Summer Reading prizes!

STOP, LUNCH, & LISTEN PROGRAMS

Thursdays June 16–August 4 at Noon on the Common Stage (weather permitting)

June 16   |  David Van Dyke

June 23   |  Nerf Games

June 30   |  Potawatomi Zoo

July 7  |  Spray Day with the Buchanan Fire Department *Prepare to get wet!*

July 14  |  Cameron Zvara Magic

July 21  |  Big City Truck Day with Buchanan Public Services

July 28  |  Mad Science Detroit

August 4  |  Awards Ceremony followed by Rock & Roll Beach Party!

Bring a picnic and enjoy the show (except on Spray Day, then maybe skip the picnic and bring lots of towels!) Thank you to City of Buchanan for partnering with us on these events!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

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ADULT SUMMER READING


 Track your reading from June 10 through July 30 using Beanstack or a paper log (stop by the library to pick up paper log). For every 5 books you read, you earn a free book and are entered to win a prize. Top readers will also win prizes. Watch for fun activities throughout the program; participating will earn you extra chances to win the prize!

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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More Ocean Fun!

Check out these cool National Marine Sanctuaries virtual dives from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)! Visit their website for more information and for underwater photo galleries!

Check out these fun Ocean resources from MeL and Unite for Literacy! (You may be prompted to enter your library card number or driver's license to access these if your browser can't determine your Michigan location)

Check out these eBooks:

Dolphins Are Not Fish by Stephen Schutz, a non-fiction talking eBook presented by Starfall

Global Ocean and Aquatic Library, a collection of eBooks presented by Unite for Literacy

Explore ocean life with PebbleGo

Ocean Animals,   Wetland Animals

FishInvertebrates

These EBSCO eBooks can be read online or downloaded to read on a portable device:

K-8th grade collections:

Fish–nonfiction,    Fish–fiction,    Ocean–nonfiction,    Ocean–fiction
Marine Biology–nonfiction,    Ocean Scientists–nonfiction
Marine Life–nonfiction,    Marine Life–fiction

High School collections:

Fish–nonfiction,    Ocean–nonfiction,   Marine Life–nonfiction

  

Explore the ocean with this YouTube video playlist from FreeSchool. Learn about sharks, coral, jellyfish, dolphins, whale sharks, manatees, and more!

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