SUMMER READING 2022
READ BEYOND THE BEATEN PATH
WELCOME TO SUMMER READING!
Summer reading is a FREE program for all ages, filled with themed events, crafts, and prizes. With both self-directed and in-person ways to participate, there is something for everyone! All summer reading materials are available at the Mildred Whipple Library during open hours. Make sure to check our calendar, social media, and/or the library windows to stay up to date during the summer.
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SUMMER READING EVENTS
Programs are for all ages unless otherwise specified.
Tuesday, June 14: Summer reading begins!
Wednesday, June 15, 1:00 PM: Flower Painting
Wednesday, June 22, 1:00 PM: Bird House Engineering
Friday, June 24, 1:00 PM: Book Nooks **TEEN PROGRAM**
Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 PM: Lawn Games & Water Play
Wednesday, July 6, 1:00 PM: Macrame & Finger Knitting
Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 PM: Adventure Kits
Friday, July 15, 1:00 PM: Tie Dye **TEEN PROGRAM**
Wednesday, July 20, 1:00 PM: Archery
Wednesday, July 27, 1:00 PM: Painting
Friday, July 29, 1:00 PM: Movie Matinee
Wednesday, August 3, 5:00 PM-7:00 PM: Family Night
Friday, August 5: All summer reading materials due to be eligible for prizes
Tuesday, August 9: Summer reading prize winners announced!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Summer reading is FREE for all ages! Participants are divided into four age groups: 1) Birth through Pre-K, 2) Kindergarten through 5th grade, 3) 6th through 12th grade, and 4) Adults. The Mildred Whipple Library offers programs, activities, and prizes for all age groups. Sign up at the Mildred Whipple Library anytime starting June 14 until August 4. Summer Reading 2022 runs June 14 through August 5. Prizes will be available to pick up August 9 through 13.
Download your registration card below (return to the Mildred Whipple Library to receive your sign up bag):
HOW DO I PLAY?
PROGRAMS: Each week during summer reading the library offers both in-person and at-your-own-pace programs for all ages. Programs are free to attend and include chances to win additional prizes. Check our Summer Reading Events for specific program dates and times. Please note: while almost all of our programing is available to patrons of any age, some programs have age restrictions.
READING SHEETS: If you are participating in either children's program (birth through Pre-K or Kindergarten through 5th grade), track the approximate amount of time you read during the summer. Each circle on your reading log counts for 15 minutes. If you are participating in our teen or adult program, you may choose to track the number of minutes you read and/or the number of books you read during the summer. Reading sheets are available in each summer reading sign up bag. If you need an additional sheet, download a copy below or ask during your next library visit.
HOW DO I WIN PRIZES?
During the course of the summer, keep track of the minutes you read and try to fill in as many spaces as you can. Teens and adults also have the option to track number of books read (in addition to reading minutes). When you are finished with your reading sheet, make sure to turn it into the library to receive tickets for the prize drawing!
How to earn tickets (all ages):
Earn 1 ticket each week you show library staff your reading sheet.
Earn 1 ticket for each member in your household every time you show the library a completed summer reading craft or attend a summer reading program.
Earn 1 ticket for every book recommendation you share (tag the library on social media, send us an email, or tell a staff member).
Earn 5 tickets for each member in your household when you turn in a completed reading sheet.
How to earn tickets for minutes read (in addition to the above tickets):
If you read up to 1 hour (60 minutes) over the course of summer reading: 1 ticket
If you read up to 10 hours (600 minutes): 5 tickets
If you read up to 20 hours (1200 minutes): 15 tickets
If you read more than 20 hours (1200 minutes): 20 tickets
How to earn tickets for books read (for teens and adults in addition to the above tickets):
Earn 1 ticket for each book read during the summer
Earn 10 tickets for completing the "Day Camp" portion of the reading challenge
Earn 15 tickets for completing the "Overnight Camp" portion of the reading challenge
SUBMITTING YOUR SUMMER READING MATERIAL
Each week during summer reading we encourage all participants to submit their weekly minutes read or total books read. Call us, email us, or drop by during library open hours and let us know
how much you've read that week!
All reading sheets and minute reporting must be received by August 4, 2022, to be eligible for prizes. Whether you have managed to read one book or 25, and whether you have read 10 minutes or over 20 hours, we encourage all summer reading participants to turn in their summer reading material. If you cannot submit your reading sheet or reading minutes during library open hours (please check our calendar for specific dates and times), write your name on your reading log and email us a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org or place your card in the library book drop.
Submit your reading log and last batch of reading minutes from August 2 through August 5
and earn a free treat!
SUMMER READING PRIZE PICK UP
Summer reading prize winners will be contacted the week of August 9, 2022 and prizes will be available to pick up throughout the week. You do not need to be present to win.
SUMMER READING PRIZES
The Mildred Whipple Library offers prizes for each of our summer reading programs (birth through pre-K, Kindergarten through 5th grade, 6th-12th grade, and adults). Each week, show your reading log to library staff to earn tickets and earn a chance to pick from our weekly prize basket. Turn in your reading log by Friday, August 5, to be eligible for our grand prizes!
SUMMER READING 2022 SPONSORS
Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!
Friends of the Mildred Whipple Library
The Ford Family
State Library of Oregon Ready to Read Grant
City of Drain