Summer Challenge 2022

 

June 20 through August 13*

Summer 2022 is all about Fairfield! What do you love about your town? How can you share your story? Learn something new, get creative, and have fun while earning points toward our community goal! We challenge Fairfielders of all ages to reach 1 million points together by the end of the summer. Express yourself, attend events, write book reviews, complete bonus activities, and of course READ to earn points and help reach our goal this year! Your story begins at home!

Have questions about our online challenge? Read the Summer Challenge and Beanstack FAQ here!

Or just search for “Beanstack” in your app store.


*Keep logging your minutes online until August 27th. The raffle drawing is on August 16th. Events, activities, and raffles end on August 13th.

Children’s Summer Challenge (0-12 years old)

Go to your Beanstack account to register online starting Wednesday, June 1, 2022. When you register as a family, you will have one username and password to log in for all readers. Don’t remember your login information? Recover your password through the login screen. Need help with Beanstack? Give us a call or send us an email and we will assist you. 

Read!

You can read anything you like! Need inspiration? Ask a Librarian or find recommendations on one of our many reading lists separated by age, grade, and/or genre. Book lists can also be found in Beanstack.

**Remember, you can log reading minutes as a family, so caregivers can use these minutes toward the Adult Summer Challenge!**

 

Log!
Visit your Beanstack profile on the web or the mobile app to log the number of minutes you’ve read, beginning June 20th. Earn points by reading, writing book reviews, and completing bonus activities (see Activity Badges)! Learn how many points you earn for each activity by clicking on the item in Beanstack.  

Virtual badges unlock tickets toward weekly prizes AND Grand Prizes. Each week we raffle off 3 mystery gift cards. See the Ticket Drawings tab and spend your tickets on any prize that catches your eye. The first 400 readers to complete the challenge at 1,000 points will receive an MVP Reader lawn sign! The first 350 readers to reach 1,500 points will receive a pair of FPL socks!

Questions or concerns please e-mail childrens-library@fplct.org.


Events!

Make sure to participate in the multitude of events we are offering – ALL summer long!

Follow this link to the calendar to sign-up!

Looking for Take & Make videos? Click here for our YouTube channel.




TIPS FOR MAKING SUMMER READING FUN!

  • Visit the Library: With weekly challenges, craft projects, and raffle drawings throughout the summer, the Library staff knows how to make reading F-U-N!
  • Be the Leader: Show your child that reading is an important part of your life by modeling reading as a fun activity that the entire family can enjoy. When you sign up as a reader yourself, you can play the challenge together!
  • Talk It Up: Good books deserve to be shared, so be sure to talk about what you’re reading and ask your child to share their book with you and their friends.

WHY IS SUMMER READING IMPORTANT?

A three-year study by Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies showed that students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. In fact, kids who participate in these programs are 52 Lexile points ahead of their peers who do not. Summer reading programs are also an antidote for learning loss (summer slide). So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend reading programs actually show gains. (School Library Journal, “Summer Reading Programs Boost Student Achievement, Study Says,” November 10, 2010). Read more…


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